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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 201857
Last updated: 25 June 2020
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Type:Silhouette image of generic C182 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 182E
Owner/operator:Skynights Sport Parachute Club
Registration: N3177Y
C/n / msn: 18254177
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 5
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:East Troy, WI -   United States of America
Phase: Unknown
Departure airport:57C
Destination airport:
Investigating agency: NTSB
The pilot stated that after four parachutists had boarded the airplane, he began to taxi away from the gate. The pilot stated that the airplane traveled about 25 yards on the upward sloping grass terrain when the right main landing gear collapsed. Examination of the landing gear revealed a break approximately 10 inches from the inboard end of the landing gear leg at a point where it is clamped to the fuselage structure. Further examination of the airplane revealed no other anomalies. Examination of the landing gear by the Materials Laboratory Division of the National Transportation Safety Board indicated that the break stemmed from preexisting fatigue regions located on the lower forward surface of the landing gear leg. This area of the gear also contained evidence of fretting damage in areas where there had been a loss of paint.
Probable Cause: the collapse of the right main landing gear from a preexisting fatigue crack.



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25-Nov-2017 21:07 ASN Update Bot Added

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