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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 239274
Last updated: 9 August 2020
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Type:Holmgren Bearhawk
Registration: N118CR
C/n / msn: 88
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Ahoskie, NC -   United States of America
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:Roanoke, VA (ROA)
Destination airport:Ahoskie, NC (ASJ)
Investigating agency: NTSB
The pilot stated that, during landing roll, the right main landing gear (MLG) collapsed. He added that there were two bolts that secure the right MLG and that he found them both fractured after the accident. The pilot believed that one of the bolts was not properly tightened/torqued and failed first and that the second bolt then failed due to overstress. A witness who was working at the airport at the time of the accident reported that he noticed a small airplane approaching and that it appeared to be “wobbling” as it came in for landing. Upon landing, the airplane “bounced” on the runway, turned left, and departed the runway. The witness was unable to see the entire touchdown because his line of sight was partially obscured by buildings, but he noticed that one wingtip seemed to rise 15 to 20 ft during the bounce. The airplane sustained substantial damage to the right wing, airframe, and tailwheel. A 6-knot crosswind existed at the time of the landing.

Probable Cause: The collapse of the right main landing gear during a bounced, crosswind landing.



Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 3 months
Download report: Final report

Revision history:

09-Aug-2020 07:24 ASN Update Bot Added

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