NTSB Identification: ANC08CA081.
The docket is stored in the Docket Management System (DMS). Please contact Records Management Division
Accident occurred Friday, June 27, 2008 in Soldotna, AK
Probable Cause Approval Date: 07/30/2008
Aircraft: Marvin A. Smith Pietenpol Air Camper, registration: N165MS
Injuries: 1 Minor.

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.

The student pilot was landing on a dry paved runway. During touchdown, the airplane bounced, and the student pilot attempted to recover from the bounced landing, but the airplane bounced a second time, and the left main landing gear collapsed. The airplane went off the left side of the runway, and sustained substantial damage to the left wing and fuselage. At the time of the accident, winds were reported to be calm. The student pilot reported that there were no preaccident mechanical anomalies with the airplane.

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

The student pilot's inadequate recovery from a bounced landing.

Full narrative available

Index for Jun2008 | Index of months