On August 25, 2005, at 1430 eastern daylight time, a Cessna 414, N77DN, experienced a right main gear collapse while landing on runway 26 (4,000 feet by 75 feet, asphalt) at the Drummond Island Airport (Y66), Drummond Island, Michigan. The pilot and passenger were not injured. The airplane was substantially damaged. The Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 flight was operating in visual meteorological conditions on an instrument flight rules flight plan. The flight originated from the Branch County Memorial Airport (OEB), Coldwater, Michigan, at 1300. Use your browsers 'back' function to return to synopsisReturn to Query Page
The pilot stated there was little wind at the time of the accident, possibly 3 to 4 knots. He stated the touchdown was normal, not hard. The pilot stated that shortly after touchdown, the airplane began veering to the right. He stated he was unable to stop the veer using rudder control, nose wheel steering, and brakes. The airplane traveled off the right side of the runway where it contacted a chain link fence.
Post accident inspection of the airplane revealed the right main gear had collapsed.