On September 13, 1995, at 1700 eastern standard time, a Cessna 140, N76919, experienced a loss of control, landing gear collapse and collision with the runway while landing at the Boyne Mountain Airport, Boyne Falls, Michigan. The private pilot was operating the airplane on a personal 14 CFR Part 91 flight at the time of the accident. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed and no flight plan was filed. The airplane was substantially damaged and the pilot was not injured. The flight originated from Mackinac County Airport, on September 13, 1995, at 1625 est. Use your browsers 'back' function to return to synopsisReturn to Query Page
The pilot reported that upon touchdown the airplane ballooned. He stated he added power and the airplane touched down again. He stated that after the second touchdown, while rolling out, he heard a "thump noise" and the nose of the airplane turned to the right. He stated the airplane traveled off the right side of the runway prior to coming to a stop with the left main gear collapsed.
The Federal Aviation Administration Inspector who inspected the airplane after the accident stated that it appeared the airplane ballooned on landing then touched down sideways which resulted in an a sideload failure of the left main landing gear.