NTSB Identification: CEN11CA395
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Monday, June 13, 2011 in Moriarity, NM
Probable Cause Approval Date: 10/04/2011
Aircraft: NELSON DAN H LONG-EZ, registration: N81DN
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, while landing in strong, gusty, surface wind, the airplane bounced and then shifted to the right. When the airplane touched down again, the main landing gear assembly separated and the nose landing gear was crushed aft, damaging the fuselage structure where both were mounted. According to the pilot, there were no mechanical malfunctions or failures that would have precluded normal operation.

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

The pilot's failure to maintain directional control during the landing.

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