LAX07CA185
LAX07CA185

The pilot stated that he made a normal approach and landing on runway 08 at Wendover Airport, Wendover, Utah, and there appeared to be no crosswind or wind gusts. During the landing roll a wind gust lifted the left wing, the airplane went up on two wheels, and started to veer off the runway. He attempted to regain control and at one point, decided to add power to execute an aborted landing. The airplane did not accelerate quickly enough and departed the runway onto the infield sand. The pilot pulled off the power, the airplane hit three bumps, and came to a stop. When he egressed he noticed the airplane was on its belly. He assisted evacuating his wife and daughter just before the airplane erupted in flames and was destroyed. The pilot stated that the airplane and engine had no mechanical failures or malfunctions during the flight.

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