Accident Swearingen SX-300 N54SX,
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 299395
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Date:Sunday 9 January 2000
Time:13:00 LT
Type:Swearingen SX-300
Registration: N54SX
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:JEKYLL ISLAND, Georgia -   United States of America
Phase: Unknown
Departure airport:DAYTONA BEACH , FL
Destination airport:(09J)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
The pilot stated that during the landing touchdown, the left wheel settled and the airplane veered off the runway, incurring damage. According to the pilot, an examination of the airplane and landing area after the accident showed that the left tire was sideways at touchdown. There was a gouge where the left strut dug into the asphalt. A representative of the owner examined the accident aircraft, and stated that the left main landing gear torque link pin boss fractured, which allowed the wheel and axle assembly to rotate outwards, breaking the axle block off at the weld on the oleo piston tube during the landing rollout.

Probable Cause: failure of the left main landing gear attachment during the landing/flare touchdown for undetermined reasons, resulting in the loss of directional control and the airplane exiting the runway and colliding with a runway light.

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Report number: 
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 1 year and 7 months
Download report: Final report



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