NTSB Identification: NYC72AN116
14 CFR Part 135 Nonscheduled operation of CATAWBA AIR TR
Aircraft: VOLPAR E18S, registration: N60K

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 FILE    DATE          LOCATION          AIRCRAFT DATA       INJURIES       FLIGHT                        PILOT DATA
                                                               F  S M/N     PURPOSE
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3-0122  72/3/20    HICKORY,NC          VOLPAR E18S         CR-  0  0  1  COMMERCIAL                COMMERCIAL, FL.INSTR.,
        TIME - 1050                    N60K                PX-  0  0  3  AIR TAXI-PASSG            AGE 30, 4265 TOTAL HOURS,
                                       DAMAGE-SUBSTANTIAL  OT-  0  0  0                            1350 IN TYPE, INSTRUMENT
                                                                                                   RATED.
        NAME OF AIRPORT - HICKORY
        DEPARTURE POINT             INTENDED DESTINATION
          CHARLOTTE,NC                HICKORY,NC
        TYPE OF ACCIDENT                                         PHASE OF OPERATION
           GEAR COLLAPSED                                           LANDING: ROLL
        PROBABLE CAUSE(S)
           PERSONNEL - MAINTENANCE,SERVICING,INSPECTION: INADEQUATE INSPECTION OF AIRCRAFT (MAINTENANCE PERSONNEL)
           AIRFRAME - LANDING GEAR: MAIN GEAR-SHOCK ABSORBING ASSY,STRUTS,ATTACHMENTS,ETC.
           MISCELLANEOUS ACTS,CONDITIONS - MATERIAL FAILURE
           MISCELLANEOUS ACTS,CONDITIONS - PREVIOUS DAMAGE
        REMARKS- TOP BRACE ASSY P/N404-188406 SEPD TOP,BOTTOM WELD AREA.5HRS SINCE 100HR ANNL.SERV BULLETIN 11 NCW.

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