CHI99LA291
CHI99LA291

On August 11, 1999, at 1330 eastern daylight time, a Cessna 182, N6284A, piloted by a commercial pilot, was substantially damaged when its right main landing gear collapsed shortly after landing on runway 36 (2,649' X 75' dry asphalt) at the Al Meyers Airport, Tecumseh, Michigan. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed at the time of the accident. The 14 CFR Part 91 flight was not operating on a flight plan. The pilot and passenger reported no injuries. The flight departed Tecumseh, Michigan, with one passenger and two student skydivers aboard who were dropped from 4000 feet msl.

The on-scene investigation revealed the right main landing gear leg fractured about one inch outboard of the fuselage skin. The fracture originated from where the right main landing gear wheel's brake line is attached to the strut. Cessna Part 0741009-4, S/N P-55, right spring landing gear leg.


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