NTSB Identification: DEN07LA036.
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Nonscheduled 14 CFR
Accident occurred Friday, December 08, 2006 in Gillette, WY
Probable Cause Approval Date: 03/26/2007
Aircraft: Fairchild SA227BC, registration: N779BC
Injuries: 2 Uninjured.

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The co-pilot was flying the airplane from the right seat and was landing. He reduced power and the airplane lost airspeed and lift. The captain called for more power and the co-pilot complied. The captain called for a go-around, then took control and applied full power but not before the airplane made a hard touch down. The captain brought the airplane around and made a full stop landing. Examination of the airplane revealed the right main landing gear strut assembly had collapsed, and fuel was leaking from the left engine wheel well. At the time of the accident, the wind was 230 degrees at 17 knots. In his written statement, the captain said he believed the hard touch down was due to wind shear.

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

wind shear.

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