Piper PA-46-310P Malibu, N9122N, 19 April 2009
Piper PA-46-310P Malibu, N9122N
During a normal touchdown, the nosewheel steering connecting rod fractured at its attachment to the steering arm, due to abnormal bending loads caused by the seizure of a bush in its end-fitting. The aircraft yawed violently to the left, prompting an immediate go-around, during which the nosewheel was observed from the ground to be offset by about 45°. During the subsequent landing the aircraft again veered left and struck a runway light, causing minor damage to the right wheel door.
Piper PA-46-310P Malibu, N9122N 10-09.pdf (281.78 kb)
Published: 10 December 2014
Date of occurrence: 19 April 2009