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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 143848
Last updated: 12 January 2021
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Type:Silhouette image of generic C182 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 182A Skylane (tailwheel conv.)
Registration: N20DE
C/n / msn: 51334
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Harry Clever Field Airport - KPHD, OH -   United States of America
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:Coshocton, OH (I40)
Destination airport:New Philadelphia, OH (PHD)
Investigating agency: NTSB
The pilot reported that the landing was normal, but, during the landing roll as the airplane was turning onto the taxiway, the left wheel separated from the landing gear. The left wing sustained substantial damage when it struck the ground. The examination of the airplane revealed that the four bolts that attached the wheel to the landing gear were broken. The metallurgical examination of the four bolts revealed that the fractures were consistent with ductile overstress. The pilot reported that the airplane was converted to a tailwheel airplane per a supplemental type certificate, that it was equipped with tundra tires, and that it was routinely landed on sandbars, strip mines, and fields. The pilot reported that installing new bolts could have prevented the accident from occurring.

Probable Cause: The inadequate maintenance of the wheel attachment bolts, which resulted in the left wheel separating from the landing gear during landing due to ductile overstress fractures.



Revision history:

19-Feb-2012 06:52 Alpine Flight Added
19-Feb-2012 17:28 RobertMB Updated [Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Operator, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
28-Apr-2012 17:00 Geno Updated [Time, Source]
21-Dec-2016 19:26 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
27-Nov-2017 20:19 ASN Update Bot Updated [Operator, Other fatalities, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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