NTSB Identification: GAA16CA374
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Monday, July 11, 2016 in Cleveland, GA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 09/22/2016
Aircraft: CESSNA 150, registration: N23483
Injuries: 2 Minor.
NTSB investigators used data provided by various entities, including, but not limited to, the Federal Aviation Administration and/or the operator and did not travel in support of this investigation to prepare this aircraft accident report.
The pilot of the tailwheel equipped airplane reported that during landing the airplane began a sudden right turn, he applied left rudder and brake inputs but to no avail. The pilot further reported that the left wing and nose dropped, and the airplane came to rest on the right side of the runway.
After the pilot exited the airplane it was noticed that the left landing gear had been ripped from the airframe and was subsequently dragged by the brake line for approximately 100 feet. The airplane sustained substantial damage to the forward fuselage, left wing, and left aileron.
A post-accident inspection revealed that the outer gear leg bulkhead failed, allowing the gear leg to drop out of the bulkhead and rotate to the rear during the landing roll.
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident as follows:
Failure of the left main landing gear attachment during the landing roll, which resulted in a left landing gear collapse, and damage to the left wing and aileron.