Accident Bellanca 17-30A N4109B,
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 357853
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Date:Saturday 13 January 1996
Time:14:30 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic BL17 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Bellanca 17-30A
Registration: N4109B
MSN: 75-30760
Year of manufacture:1974
Total airframe hrs:2271 hours
Engine model:CONTINENTAL IO-520-K
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Belen, NM -   United States of America
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:(E80)
Destination airport:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
The pilot had purchased the airplane on 12/14/95 and had flown it about 23 hours since that date. During that time, he noted a transient instability in directional control during landing roll. During a landing on 1/13/96, he could not maintain directional control after touchdown, and the aircraft departed the side of the runway. No damage was found as a result of the runway departure; however, damage to the wing structure was found adjacent to the left main landing gear attach point. Also, the right main landing gear was found loose in its mounts, and its torque link was improperly shimmed. The right main landing gear problems could be found only by jacking the aircraft with the gear hanging free. There was evidence that over an undetermined period of time, the landing gear had been loose, and the resultant damage occurred.

Probable Cause: previous damage, looseness of the main landing gear, and inadequate maintenance.

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Report number: FTW96LA106
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 10 months
Download report: Final report




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