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NTSB Identification: NYC70AN106
14 CFR Part 135 Nonscheduled operation of AEROTWIN CHART
Aircraft: TED SMITH 600, registration: N7405S
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 FILE    DATE          LOCATION          AIRCRAFT DATA       INJURIES       FLIGHT                        PILOT DATA
                                                               F  S M/N     PURPOSE
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3-0767   70/4/1    BEDFORD,PA          TED SMITH 600       CR-  0  0  1  COMMERCIAL                ATP,FLIGHT INSTR., AGE
        TIME - 1050                    N7405S              PX-  0  0  3  AIR TAXI-PASSG            27, 8050 TOTAL HOURS, 675
                                       DAMAGE-SUBSTANTIAL  OT-  0  0  0                            IN TYPE, INSTRUMENT
                                                                                                   RATED.
        NAME OF AIRPORT - BEDFORD
        DEPARTURE POINT             INTENDED DESTINATION
          CHURCHILL,MD                BEDFORD,PA
        TYPE OF ACCIDENT                                         PHASE OF OPERATION
           GEAR COLLAPSED                                           LANDING: LEVEL OFF/TOUCHDOWN
        PROBABLE CAUSE(S)
           AIRFRAME - LANDING GEAR: MAIN GEAR-SHOCK ABSORBING ASSY,STRUTS,ATTACHMENTS,ETC.
           MISCELLANEOUS ACTS,CONDITIONS - FATIGUE FRACTURE
           PERSONNEL - PRODUCTION-DESIGN-PERSONNEL: SUBSTANDARD QUALITY CONTROL
        REMARKS- LDG GR PISTON FAILED DUE TO PRE-EXISTING CRACKS.CRACKS MOST LIKELY FORMED DURG HEAT TREAT PROCESS.
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