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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 83209
Last updated: 23 July 2020
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Type:Silhouette image of generic C340 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 340
Owner/operator:Vold Jones
Registration: C-FFZJ
C/n / msn: 3400179
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 6
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Idaho Falls, Idaho -   United States of America
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:Las Vegas, NV (LAS)
Destination airport:Idaho Falls, ID (IDA)
Investigating agency: NTSB
The pilot of the Canadian registered Cessna 340 reported that he touched down on runway 20 and as the aircraft was settling on the main gear the right wheel began to collapse. The pilot reported winds at the time of landing as 10 degrees right of the nose at 13 knots gusting to 17-18 knots; and an observation taken 16 minutes before the accident reported winds of 210 degrees magnetic at 14 knots. Although there were six occupants aboard the total weight of the aircraft was not known at touchdown. A post crash visual examination of the fracture surfaces of the right main landing gear bellcrank assembly (upper end), the adjustable end fitting (side brace lock), and the bellcrank clevis ears revealed separation surfaces that were grainy, 45 degree or cup and cone in nature, and which were without fatigue striations consistent with overload.
Probable Cause: The overload of the right main landing gear bellcrank, adjustable end fitting and clevis ears resulting in fractures and the subsequent gear collapse.



Revision history:

08-Dec-2010 00:54 slowkid Added
09-Dec-2017 18:29 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Cn, Operator, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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