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1987 C-180 Mechanical Failure Non-Fatal Non-Fatal Single-Engine

C-180 Non-Fatal Carlton, MN December 5, 1987

The plt rprtd that the left main gear collapsed as he started to taxi from the ramp area on a smooth grass surface. When the gear collapsed, the left wing dropped to the ground & was substantially dmgd. The plt rprtd the left gear leg had broken off 2 inches ‘inside the bulkhead.’ an exam of the broken part revealed it had failed from fatigue.

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