Cessna 185 Skiplane, ZK-MCU, undercarriage leg failure at takeoff, Fox Neve, 5 December 1989
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At the normal lift-off point, the pilot heard a 'bang' and felt the aircraft wobble. On checking the ski positions he saw that the left ski was hanging about 40ø out of alignment and it was evident that the undercarriage leg had fractured, the wheel/ski assembly being retained largely by the front and rear cable/bungee installation.
Fox Neve, Westland