NTSB Identification: DFW08IA126
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Incident occurred Thursday, May 01, 2008 in Uvalde, TX
Probable Cause Approval Date: 06/30/2008
Aircraft: 2007 Savage Air LLC EPIC LT, registration: N603JS
Injuries: 4 Uninjured.

NTSB investigators used data provided by various sources and may not have traveled in support of this investigation to prepare this aircraft incident report.

The pilot completed an uneventful normal landing after an approximate 45 minute instrument flight rules cross country flight. While making a right turn to clear the runway the left main landing gear collapsed. An on scene investigation was conducted by a Federal Aviation Administration Air Safety Inspector and it was determined that the damage to the landing gear and supporting structure was minor. There was minimal surface damage to the wings and flight control surfaces. Tire skid marks that matched the width of the main gear and followed the path of the airplane was consistent with initiating a turn at high speed. The pilot and his three passengers were not injured and exited the airplane unassisted.

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

The pilot's excessive speed during a turn off the active runway to the taxiway which exceeded the lateral limits of the supporting landing gear structure resulting in the collapse of the left main gear.

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