On July 9, 1999, about 1400 hours Pacific daylight time, a Cessna 185, N6XS, veered off the runway and collapsed the right landing gear while landing at the Nervino airport near Beckwourth, California. Skydive Lake Tahoe operated the airplane under the provisions of 14 CFR Part 91. The airplane sustained substantial damage, and the private pilot and his passenger were not injured. The local personal flight originated at 1300. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed and no flight plan was filed.

The pilot stated he was landing on runway 25 when he encountered a dust devil on touchdown and veered into the dirt beside the runway. The right main gear strut broke and the right wing hit the ground.

The closest official weather reporting station is the Reno, Nevada, airport, which is 33 miles from the accident site. At the time, the station was reporting winds of 3 knots.

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