NTSB Identification: ERA13LA312
14 CFR Part 137: Agricultural
Accident occurred Saturday, June 29, 2013 in Jackson, TN
Aircraft: SCHWEIZER AIRCRAFT CORP G-164B, registration: N3633S
Injuries: 1 Uninjured.
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On June 29, 2013, about 0645 central daylight time, a Schweizer Aircraft Corp. G-164B, N3633S, was substantially damaged during a landing gear collapse while landing at McKellar-Sipes Regional Airport (MKL), Jackson, Tennessee. The commercial pilot was not injured. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed, and no flight plan was filed for the local aerial application flight, which was conducted under the provisions of Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 137.
At the conclusion of the aerial application flight, the pilot was returning to the departure airport. The pilot touched town on runway 2 at MKL utilizing a full-stall landing technique, and shortly thereafter, the airplane began drifting to the right. The pilot responded by applying left aileron, rudder, and brake; and as the airplane returned to the centerline, the pilot attempted to realign the airplane’s direction of travel with the runway. The control inputs were ineffective, and the pilot next applied full reverse thrust and attempted to apply the brakes. The pilot noted that the application of left brake would turn the airplane further left and that the right brake was unresponsive.
The airplane continued to drift left and the right main landing gear leg collapsed. Following the accident, the pilot found that the right main landing gear wheel had broken away from its axle at the hub. Fractured portions of the wheel were later recovered from the runway.
The right main landing gear wheel was retained for further examination.
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