NTSB Identification: CHI02LA168.
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Accident occurred Saturday, June 15, 2002 in Warrensburg, MO
Probable Cause Approval Date: 02/25/2003
Aircraft: Bumgarner CA65 Sky Fly, registration: N145JB
Injuries: 1 Minor,1 Uninjured.
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The right main landing gear collapsed following a loss of directional control on takeoff. The pilot reported "Gear collapsed on takeoff roll after veering to the left. I throttled it back when it started going left." A witness reported seeing the airplane veer to the left of the runway during the takeoff roll. The witness reported the right main gear collapsed as the airplane went off of the runway into the grass. The propeller then hit the ground and the airplane turned approximately 30 degrees to the right before coming to a stop. The reported winds 15 miles southeast of the accident site, 25 minutes after the accident, were from 250 degrees at 10 knots. The pilot reported the local winds were from 270 degrees at 5 knots at the time of the accident. The airplane was originally built as a retractable gear airplane; however, the landing gear was safetied in the extended position
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be: The pilot's failure to maintain directional control of the airplane during the takeoff roll. A factor associated with the accident was the overload failure of the right main landing gear. Full narrative available
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