NTSB Identification: CEN13CA084
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Saturday, December 01, 2012 in Melbourne, AR
Probable Cause Approval Date: 07/23/2013
Aircraft: AMERICAN CHAMPION AIRCRAFT 8KCAB, registration: N63MY
Injuries: 2 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, the touchdown was on-speed, and she made a three-point landing. During the landing roll, the airplane seemed to weathervane to the right side of the runway, so the pilot applied left rudder. The airplane veered to the left and departed the paved runway at a slow speed. As the airplane exited the runway, the right main landing gear collapsed, which resulted in the right wing contacting the ground, which resulted in substantial damage to the wing structure. The pilot reported no preimpact mechanical malfunctions with the airplane 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 of the airplane during the landing. Full narrative available
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