NTSB Identification: WPR14LA105
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Tuesday, January 28, 2014 in Camarillo, CA
Aircraft: PIPER PA 23-250, registration: N5977Y
Injuries: 2 Uninjured.

This is preliminary information, subject to change, and may contain errors. Any errors in this report will be corrected when the final report has been completed. NTSB investigators may not have traveled in support of this investigation and used data provided by various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

On January 28, 2014, about 1515 Pacific standard time, a Piper PA-23, N5977Y, sustained substantial damage following the collapse of the right main landing gear during landing roll at the Camarillo Airport (CMA), Camarillo, California. The aircraft was registered to Red State, LLC and was operated by the pilot under the provisions of 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 as a personal flight. The commercial pilot and the pilot rated passenger were not injured. The flight originated from Bob Hope Airport (BUR), Burbank, CA, at 1440 with a planned destination of CMA. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed for the flight and no flight plan was filed.


The pilot reported in a written statement to the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB), investigator-in-charge (IIC), that the purpose of the flight was landing operations and airplane familiarization at CMA. After completing a touch-and-go landing and remaining in the traffic pattern at CMA, the pilot performed prelanding procedures and landed a second time on runway 26. He stated that after touching down, the right wing contacted the ground and the airplane came to a stop on the runway. The right aileron was substantially damaged.


The aircraft was retained for further examination.

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