On July 23, 1998, about 1500 Alaska daylight time, a wheel equipped Taylorcraft BC12-D airplane, N96346, sustained substantial damage during landing at a remote airstrip located about 29 miles northeast of Tyonek, Alaska. The airplane was being operated as a visual flight rules (VFR) personal flight under Title 14, CFR Part 91, when the accident occurred. The solo private pilot was not injured. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed, and no flight plan was filed. The flight originated at the Willow Airport, Willow, Alaska, about 1415.

In his written statement to the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB), the pilot reported that while landing to the east, during landing rollout, the airplane veered to the left, striking the left wing on a stand of willow trees. The pilot stated that the airplane pivoted to the left, and the right main landing gear collapsed. The airplane's right wing struck the ground, and sustained substantial damage.

The pilot noted that there were no preaccident mechanical anomalies with the airplane.

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