CHI97LA132
CHI97LA132

On May 11, 1997, at 1345 central daylight time (cdt), a Piper PA- 24-250, N7729P, registered to KCB Aviation, Inc., of West Des Moines, Iowa, was substantially damaged following a loss of control during the landing roll on runway 05 on a private sod airstrip near Correctionville, Iowa. The private pilot and passenger reported no injuries. The personal 14 CFR Part 91 flight was operating in visual meteorological conditions. No flight plan was filed. The flight originated from Ankeny, Iowa, exact time unknown.

The pilot did not submit the required National Transportation Safety Board's form 6120.1/2 under Title 49, Part 830.15. In a written statement to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)the pilot said that after landing he turned the airplane to the right to back taxi when an extremely strong gust of wind began sliding the airplane to the left side of the runway.

The FAA Inspector who examined the airplane found the left main gear brace support bracket and pivot bolt failed due to overload conditions.

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