NTSB Identification: ATL05CA123.
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Accident occurred Friday, July 01, 2005 in Shorter, AL
Probable Cause Approval Date: 10/27/2005
Aircraft: Bellanca 7KCAB, registration: N1029E
Injuries: 1 Uninjured.

NTSB investigators used data provided by various entities, including, but not limited to, the Federal Aviation Administration and/or the operator and did not travel in support of this investigation to prepare this aircraft accident report.

According to the pilot, he was attempting a normal landing on a private 2200-foot long grass landing airstrip. Upon landing, the airplane veered to the right, traveling off the grass strip and hit a depression in the ground with the left main landing gear. The airplane came to rest on the grass to the right of grass strip. Examination of the airplane disclosed that the left landing gear had collapsed. The pilot did not report any mechanical problems with the airplane.

The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:

The pilot's failure to maintain directional control, which resulted in the collapse of the left main landing gear.

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