On August 2, 2006, about 1915 mountain daylight time, a Cessna 180H airplane, N7955V, sustained substantial damage while landing at the Gallatin Field Airport, Belgrade, Montana. The airplane was being operated as a visual flight rules (VFR) local area flight under Title 14 CFR Part 91 when the accident occurred. The solo student pilot was not injured. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed.

The student pilot reported that he was practicing landings on runway 30. He reported that shortly after touchdown (three-point landing) the airplane "suddenly drifted left" as he turned from the runway to the taxiway. The pilot reported that while correcting for the situation, the airplane's left wing tip contacted the runway surface.

No preaccident mechanical anomalies were reported.

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