SEA95LA057
SEA95LA057

On February 25, 1995, at 1556 Pacific standard time (PST), a North American AT-6G, N4269E, experienced a main gear collapse during the landing roll at McNary Field, Salem, Oregon. The private pilot and his passenger were not injured, but the aircraft sustained substantial damage. The local personal pleasure flight, which departed the same airport about 1530, was being operated in visual meteorological conditions. No flight plan had been filed, and there was no report of an ELT activation.

According to the FAA inspector who responded to the accident, the pilot reported that he lost control of the aircraft during the landing roll, and accidently departed the side of the runway. After the aircraft departed the runway, it started turning sideways in the soft terrain, resulting in the collapse of one main gear.

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