CHI08CA117
CHI08CA117

The airplane received substantial damage when it impacted a ditch and nosed over during an aborted landing attempt after the airplane veered off runway 03. The pilot stated that during landing rollout, the airplane experienced a "pronounced" vibration from the main landing gear wheels. The pilot stated that as the airplane was slowing, it was "moving" towards the left side of the runway beyond which was a grass area. He didn't "think" he would be able to keep the airplane on the runway so he added engine power and attempted a takeoff. The airplane then entered the grass area during the takeoff roll and lifted off but was unable to stay airborne. The airplane settled back onto the grass along a 45-degree path relative to the runway and struck a ditch. Inspection of the airplane revealed that the airplane had a flat left main landing gear tire with preexisting wear that exposed the underlying threads. The pilot stated that he inspected the main landing gear but was unable to see the condition of the tires due to the wheel pants installed on the landing gear. The airplane firewall, both wings, and empennage were deformed.

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