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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 198895
Last updated: 3 December 2021
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Type:Silhouette image of generic BOLT model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Steen Skybolt
Owner/operator:Skybats Inc
Registration: N3278K
MSN: 1435609SS
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Broomfield, CO -   United States of America
Phase: Unknown
Departure airport:Broomfield, CO (BJC)
Destination airport:Broomfield, CO (BJC)
Investigating agency: NTSB
The pilot reported that during the takeoff roll, approximately 35 mph, the airplane veered hard to the left. He tried to regain directional control by applying full right brake and aileron and reducing power but to no avail. The airplane departed the left side of the runway. The right wing struck PAPI (precision approach path indicator) lights and the airplane came to a halt. The airplane was substantially damaged during th impact. Postaccident examination revealed an internal mechanical failure of the left wheel, causing the wheel to seize and the tire to roll off its rim. Sideloads caused the right main landing gear to fail.
Probable Cause: The pilot's inability to maintain directional control due to an internal mechanical failure of the left wheel that caused the wheel to seize.



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

Revision history:

19-Aug-2017 16:01 ASN Update Bot Added

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