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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 226864
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Date:03-JUL-2017
Time:16:30
Type:Silhouette image of generic WACF model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
WACO UPF 7
Owner/operator:Private
Registration: N134Q
MSN: 5484
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Category:Accident
Location:Brunswick, GA -   United States of America
Phase:
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Brunswick, GA (SSI)
Destination airport:Brunswick, GA (SSI)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Narrative:
The commercial pilot reported that, while taxiing for takeoff, the right main landing gear (MLG) strut brace broke at the fuselage attachment point, which resulted in the right MLG collapsing and the outboard portion of the lower right wing sustaining substantial damage. The pilot moved the airplane from the taxiway, repaired the strut brace by welding it back onto the fuselage where it had broken, and then towed the airplane to his hangar.
The pilotís welding of the strut brace back onto the fuselage at the point where it had broken precluded an examination of the fracture surfaces. The reason for the strutís failure could not be determined based on the available evidence.


Probable Cause: The failure of the right main landing gear strut brace for reasons that could not be determined based on the available evidence.

Sources:

NTSB

Accident investigation:
cover
  
Investigating agency: NTSB
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 2 years
Download report: Final report
Location


Revision history:

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