Accident Piper PA-46-500TP N184RB, Sunday 14 January 2007
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Date:Sunday 14 January 2007
Time:18:25 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic P46T model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Piper PA-46-500TP
Owner/operator:Clear Air Aviation LLC
Registration: N184RB
MSN: 4697087
Year of manufacture:2001
Total airframe hrs:1066 hours
Engine model:Pratt & Whitney PT6A-42A
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Tampa, Florida -   United States of America
Phase: Unknown
Departure airport:Boca Raton Public Airport, FL (BCT/KBCT)
Destination airport:Tampa International Airport, FL (TPA/KTPA)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
Following a normal touchdown, the right forward support tube on the nose acutuator attach foot failed due to a fatigue crack at the weld joint. The airplane veered to the right causing overstress fracture of the left forward support tube on the nose actuator attach foot, and partial collapse of the nose landing gear. The pilot stopped the airplane on the runway. Service bulletin (SB) 1154A, which was prepared by the airplane manufacturer due to previous failures of the engine mount at the actuator attach foot attach point had been performed 63.9 hours earlier. The SB requires repetitive inspections every 100 hours time in service unless a newly designed engine mount was installed.

Probable Cause: The inadequate design of the engine mount by the manufacturer, resulting in fatigue failure at the actuator attach foot and partial collapse of the nose landing gear.

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Report number: MIA07LA038
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 1 year and 4 months
Download report: Final report



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