LAX06CA008
LAX06CA008

This report is based on information received by the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB). Additional details may be found in the NTSB's public docket for this case. For further information, please contact the NTSB Office of Public Inquiries.

The airplane impacted a fence following a loss of control during landing. The pilot reported that he had just made a normal landing when the airplane veered off the runway to the left. The pilot attempted to correct by applying right rudder inputs, when that had no effect the pilot attempted to execute a go-around by applying full throttle which only accelerated the left turn. The airplane continued to the left until it impacted a chain link fence located about 100 feet south of the runway. Examination of the wreckage revealed the nose wheel steering system consists of two rods attached to the top of a T-bar supported by two bearings mounted on the strut tube. The two rods, one on the left and the other on the right, control the steering of the nose wheel. The rod on the right side was fractured and the surfaces exhibited signatures consistent with tension overload failure. The Federal Aviation Administration inspector who responded to the scene reported no skid marks were visible on the runway.

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