NTSB Identification: FTW80DA038
14 CFR Part 135 Scheduled operation of RIO AIRWAYS IN
Aircraft: DEHAVILLAND DCH-6, registration: N97RA

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 FILE    DATE          LOCATION          AIRCRAFT DATA       INJURIES       FLIGHT                        PILOT DATA
                                                               F  S M/N     PURPOSE
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3-3085   80/2/7    COLLEGE STA,TX      DEHAVILLAND DCH-6   CR-  0  0  2  COMMERCIAL                AIRLINE TRANSPORT, AGE
        TIME - 1130                    N97RA               PX-  0  0 12  COMMUTER AIR CARRIER      39, 4657 TOTAL HOURS, 29
                                       DAMAGE-SUBSTANTIAL  OT-  0  0  0  AIR TAXI-PASSG S-D        IN TYPE, INSTRUMENT
                                                                                                   RATED.
        NAME OF AIRPORT - EASTERWOOD
        DEPARTURE POINT             INTENDED DESTINATION
          COLLEGE STA,TX              DALLAS,TX
        TYPE OF ACCIDENT                                         PHASE OF OPERATION
           GEAR COLLAPSED                                           TAXI: TO TAKEOFF
        PROBABLE CAUSE(S)
           PERSONNEL - PRODUCTION-DESIGN-PERSONNEL: POOR/INADEQUATE DESIGN
           AIRFRAME - LANDING GEAR: MAIN GEAR-SHOCK ABSORBING ASSY,STRUTS,ATTACHMENTS,ETC.
           MISCELLANEOUS ACTS,CONDITIONS - FATIGUE FRACTURE
        FACTOR(S)
           MISCELLANEOUS ACTS,CONDITIONS - CORRODED/CORROSION
        REMARKS- R LOWER L/G LEG SEPARATED AT Y-JOINT.EMERG AD,T8OEA/9 ISSUED AFT ACCD ADDED TO INSP IN SB #6/380.

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