NTSB Identification: ERA13CA008
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Wednesday, October 03, 2012 in Warrenton, VA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 02/27/2013
Aircraft: SANDERS BEN G III DR-107, registration: N63071
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.

The pilot reported that he landed short and the left wheel collided with the elevated edge of the runway threshold. During the accident sequence, the airplane's left wheel separated from the landing gear axle and punctured the left wing spar and rib, resulting in substantial damage to the left wing. Examination of the wreckage did not reveal any preimpact mechanical malfunctions. The pilot did not report any preaccident 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 attain the proper touchdown point, which resulted in an undershoot of the runway.

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