LAX07CA248
LAX07CA248

The pilot stated in the Pilot/Operator Accident Report that she was landing on runway 17 at Elk River Airport, Elk River, Idaho. She landed long on the unimproved runway, and porpoised. The airplane bounced and veered to the right. The pilot reduced power to idle, and pulled the controls slightly back to hold the nose wheel out of the runway ruts. The airplane encountered a 3-foot-deep ditch, which angled it towards a power pole. The pilot applied left rudder and brake, diverting the airplane slightly to the left and into the rear quarter of a metal building at the end of the runway. The pilot reported that the airplane and engine had no mechanical failures or malfunctions during the flight.

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