NTSB Identification: CHI72IC041
14 CFR Part 135 Scheduled operation of MIDWEST AIR CH
Aircraft: TED SMITH 601, registration: N711ED

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 FILE    DATE          LOCATION          AIRCRAFT DATA       INJURIES       FLIGHT                        PILOT DATA
                                                               F  S M/N     PURPOSE
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5-0033   71/11/2   CLEVELAND,OHIO      TED SMITH 601       CR-  0  0  1  COMMERCIAL                ATP,FLIGHT INSTR., AGE
        TIME - 0615                    N711ED              PX-  0  0  0  COMMUTER AIR CARRIER      26, 5700 TOTAL HOURS, 600
                                       DAMAGE-MINOR        OT-  0  0  0  AIR TAXI-CARGO S-D        IN TYPE, INSTRUMENT
                                                                                                   RATED.
        CLASSIFIED AS INCIDENT
        NAME OF AIRPORT - LAKEFRONT
        DEPARTURE POINT             INTENDED DESTINATION
          CLEVELAND,OHIO              DETROIT,MICH
        TYPE OF ACCIDENT                                         PHASE OF OPERATION
           GROUND-WATER LOOP-SWERVE                                 TAKEOFF: RUN
           GEAR COLLAPSED                                           TAKEOFF: ABORTED
        PROBABLE CAUSE(S)
           AIRFRAME - LANDING GEAR: WHEELS,TIRES,AXLES
           MISCELLANEOUS ACTS,CONDITIONS - MATERIAL FAILURE
           AIRFRAME - LANDING GEAR: MAIN GEAR-SHOCK ABSORBING ASSY,STRUTS,ATTACHMENTS,ETC.
           MISCELLANEOUS ACTS,CONDITIONS - DISCONNECTED
           MISCELLANEOUS ACTS,CONDITIONS - OVERLOAD FAILURE
        FACTOR(S)
           WEATHER - UNFAVORABLE WIND CONDITIONS
        WEATHER BRIEFING - BRIEFED BY FLIGHT SERVICE PERSONNEL, BY PHONE
        WEATHER FORECAST - FORECAST SUBSTANTIALLY CORRECT
        SKY CONDITION                                            CEILING AT ACCIDENT SITE
          CLEAR                                                    UNLIMITED
        VISIBILITY AT ACCIDENT SITE                              PRECIPITATION AT ACCIDENT SITE
          5 OR OVER(UNLIMITED)                                     NONE
        OBSTRUCTIONS TO VISION AT ACCIDENT SITE                  RELATIVE BEARING OF WIND
          NONE                                                     RIGHT CROSS WIND 068-112 DEGREES
        WIND DIRECTION-DEGREES                                   WIND VELOCITY-KNOTS
          150                                                       25
        TYPE OF WEATHER CONDITIONS                               TYPE OF FLIGHT PLAN
          VFR                                                      IFR
         FIRE AFTER IMPACT
        REMARKS- R MG TIRE BLEW ABOUT VMC.LOWER SCISSORS OF R GR SEPARATED,ALLOWED WHEEL TO SWIVEL 90 DEG.GUSTS 25K

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