Aircraft Incident/Accident Report
North Las Vegas Airport

North Las Vegas, Nevada 89106
Wednesday, June 1, 1983 14:49 PDT

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NTSB Narrative Summary Released at Completion of Accident
THE ACFTS MAIN LANDING GEAR COLLAPSED DURING LANDING TOUCHDOWN. AFTER THE RIGHT MAIN GEAR COLLAPSED THE ACFT VEERED TO THE RIGHT AND CAME TO REST ABOUT 600 FT BEYOND THE THRESHOLD AND 90 FT NORTHWEST OF THE RWY EDGE. AN FAA INSPECTOR SAID 'IT APPEARS THAT AN ADJUSTING SCREW (P/N 0841113-1) ON THE RETRACTION LINKAGE FAILED. THIS CAUSED THE RIGHT MAIN GEAR TORETRACT AND SHEAR A BOLT (P/N NAS 46404-26) ON THE BELLCRANK ASSEMBLY.' ACCORDING TO A CESSNA REPRESENTATIVE THE FAILURECOULD BE THE RESULT OF WEAR OR MISRIGGING. THE COMPANY OWNING AND OPERATING THE ACFT CEASED FLT OPERATIONS ABOUT SIX MONTHS AFTER THE ACCIDENT.
NTSB Probable Cause Narrative
Not Yet Reported
Event Information
Type of EventAccident 
Event Date6/1/1983 
Event Day of the WeekWednesday 
Time of Event1449 
Event Time ZonePacific Daylight Time 
Event CityNORTH LAS VEGAS 
Event StateNEVADA 
Event Country-- 
Zipcode of the event site89106  
Event Date Year1983 
Event Date Month
MidAir Collision IndicatorNo 
On Ground Collision occurred ?No 
Event Location Latitude  
Event Location Longitude  
Event Location AirportNORTH LAS VEGAS  
Event Location Nearest Airport IDVGT  
Indicates whether the acc/inc occurred off or on an airportOn Airport 
Distance from airport in statute miles
Degrees magnetic from airport
Airport Elevation2207 
Weather Briefing CompletenessNot pertinent 
Investigator's weather sourcePilot 
Time of the weather observation0  
Direction of event from weather observation facility (degrees)
Weather Observation Facility ID  
Elevation of weather observation facility
Distance of event from weather observation facility (units?)
Time Zone of the weather observation  
Lighting ConditionsDay 
Lowest Ceiling Height
Lowest Non-Ceiling Height
Sky/Lowest/Cloud ConditionsClear 
Sky Condition for Lowest CeilingNone 
Visibility Runway Visual Range (Feet)
Visibility Runway Visual Value (Statute Miles)
Visibility (Statute Miles) 20 
Air Temperature at event time (in degrees celsius)29 
Dew Point at event time (in degress fahrenheit)-- 
Wind Direction (degrees magnetic)170 
Variable Wind IndicatorUnknown 
Wind Speed (knots)29 
Wind Velocity Indicator Unknown 
Wind Gust IndicatorNot Gusting 
Wind Gust (knots)
Altimeter Setting at event time (in. Hg) 29 
Density Altitude (feet)-- 
Intensity of PrecipitationUnknown 
METAR weather report -- 
Event Highest InjuryNone 
On Ground, Fatal Injuries
On Ground, Minor Injuries
On Ground, Serious Injuries
Injury Total Fatal-- 
Injury Total Minor-- 
Injury Total None
Injury Total Serious-- 
Injury Total All-- 
Investigating AgencyNTSB 
NTSB Docket Number (internal use)3305 
NTSB Notification Source-- 
NTSB Notification Date-- 
NTSB Notification Time
Fiche Number and/or location -used to find docket information23791 
Date of most recent change to recordJan 2 2001 9:15AM 
User who most recently changed recorddbo  
Basic weather conditionsVisual Meteorological Cond 
FAA District Office-- 
Aircraft Involved
Aircraft #1
Aircraft Registration NumberN6293Q 
NTSB NumberLAX83LA261  
Missing Aircraft Indicator
Federal Aviation Reg. PartPart 135: Air Taxi & Commuter 
Type of Flight Plan filedIFR 
Flight plan Was Activated?-- 
DamageSubstantial 
Aircraft FireNone 
Aircraft ExplosionNone 
Aircraft Manufacturer's Full NameCESSNA  
Aircraft Model401A  
Aircraft Series Identifier401A  
Aircraft Serial Number401A0093  
Certified Max Gross Weight6300 
Aircraft CategoryAirplane 
Aircraft Registration ClassU.S. Registered/U.S. Soil 
Aircraft is a homebuilt?No 
Flight Crew Seats-- 
Cabin Crew Seats-- 
Passenger Seats-- 
Total number of seats on the aircraft
Number of Engines
Fixed gear or retractable gearRetractable 
Aircraft, Type of Last Inspection100 Hour 
Date of Last InspectionMay 27 1983 12:00AM 
Airframe hours since last inspection18 
Airframe Hours6824 
ELT InstalledYes 
ELT ActivatedNo 
ELT Aided Location of Event SiteUnknown 
ELT Type-- 
Aircraft Owner NameABBA INDUSTRIES INC.  
Aircraft Owner Street AddressROUTE 2 BOX 2  
Aircraft Owner CityTITUSVILLE  
Aircraft Owner StateFL 
Aircraft Owner Country  
Aircraft Owner Zipcode32780  
Operator is an individual?-- 
Operator NameABBA INDUSTRIES INC.  
Operator Same as Owner?No 
Operator Is Doing Business As-- 
Operator Address Same as Owner?Yes 
Operator Street Address  
Operator City  
Operator State  
Operator Country  
Operator Zip code  
Operator Code  
Owner has at least one certificateYes - certificate holder 
Other Operator of large aircraft?No 
Certified for Part 133 or 137 OperationUnknown 
Operator Certificate Number-- 
Indicates whether an air carrier operation was scheduled or notNon-scheduled 
Indicates Domestic or International FlightDomestic 
Operator carrying Pax/Cargo/MailPassenger Only 
Type of Flying (Per_Bus / Primary)Unknown 
Second Pilot on BoardNo 
Departure Point Same as EventNo 
Departure Airport CodeSNA  
Departure CitySANTA ANA  
Departure StateCA 
Departure Country  
Departure Time1331 
Departure Time ZonePDT 
Destination Same as Local Fltcrash at destination city 
Destination Airport CodeVGT  
Destination CityNORTH LAS VEGAS 
Destination StateNV 
Destination Country  
Specific Phase of FlightLanding 
Report sent to ICAO?-- 
Evacuation occurred-- 
Date of most recent change to recordJan 2 2001 10:36AM 
User who most recently changed recorddbo  
Since inspection or accident-- 
Event Location Runway Number and Location22  
Runway Length3270 
Runway Width65 
Sight Seeing flightNo 
Air Medical FlightNo 
Medical Flight--