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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 145569
Last updated: 25 June 2018
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Type:Silhouette image of generic SA30 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Stolp SA-300
Registration: N4523
C/n / msn: 259
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Vidalia, LA -   United States of America
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:Vidalia, LA (0R4)
Destination airport:Vidalia, LA (0R4)
Investigating agency: NTSB
While on the landing roll in a grassy area with rough terrain, the airplane's right main landing gear broke and separated from the airplane. The pilot was then unable to maintain directional control of the airplane, which then nosed over and came to rest inverted with substantial damage to the upper wing and rudder. A postaccident examination of the airplane revealed that the right landing gear strut had a pre-existing fatigue fracture with interior corrosion, which was not discovered during a previous inspection.
Probable Cause: The failure of the airplane’s right main landing gear due to a pre-existing fatigue crack and corrosion.


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Revision history:

10-May-2012 18:42 Geno Added
21-Dec-2016 19:28 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
27-Nov-2017 20:36 ASN Update Bot Updated [Other fatalities, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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