On August 16, 2000, at 1424 mountain daylight time, a Waco AGC-8, N66206, went off the left side of the runway, sheared the right main landing gear, damaged both right wings, and went nose down during landing roll at Ogden Hinckley Field, Ogden, Utah. The aircraft sustained substantial damage and the private pilot and his two passengers were not injured. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed for this cross-country flight from Klamath Falls, Oregon, operating under Title 14 CFR Part 91, and no flight plan was filed.

At the time of the accident, the wind was a left quartering tailwind at 6 knots.

According to the pilot, a "slight" bounce occurred during initial touchdown and the aircraft drifted left of the runway centerline. The pilot said he applied full right rudder followed by full right brake. Neither corrected the left drift, and the aircraft departed the left side of the runway into soft terrain.

According to witnesses, the aircraft bounced divergently several times during the touchdown phase of the landing and then veered off the left side of the runway and came to rest left wing down and nose down.

Inspection of the aircraft by an FAA airworthiness inspector provided no evidence of mechanical failure or malfunction.

Examination of the pilot's flight experience revealed the pilot had 7 hours in make and model, all of which was in the preceding 30 days.

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