On January 20, 2001, approximately 1330 Pacific standard time, a Stinson 108-2, N228C, owned by a private partnership and being operated by one of the partners, was substantially damaged in a loss-of-control accident on landing at Arlington Municipal Airport, Arlington, Washington. The commercial pilot flying the aircraft at the time (who was not one of the partners) and the partner-owner who was operating (but not flying) the aircraft at the time of the accident were uninjured. Visual meteorlogical conditions existed and no flight plan had been filed for the 14 CFR 91 flight from Harvey Field, Snohomish, Washington, which departed approximately 20 minutes before the accident.

The pilot reported in an initial telephone conversation with the NTSB that the two aircraft occupants intended to go to Arlington and take turns executing landings. The pilot reported that the loss of control occurred during the first landing at Arlington, which he flew. On his NTSB accident report, the pilot stated: "During the landing flare the right wing (upwind) rose, causing the airplane to touchdown [sic] on the left main gear (downwind). During the landing rollout the airplane yawed to the right and the wing tip contacted the runway surface." Weather conditions for the flight were described as visual meteorological conditions, with a high overcast and an easterly wind at 10 to 15 knots. The pilot reported that no mechanical failure or malfunction was involved in the accident.

The pilot did not report which runway the accident took place on. Arlington Municipal has two runways: runway 16-34, a 5,333- by 100-foot asphalt runway, and runway 11-29, a 3,500- by 75-foot asphalt runway.

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