ANC08LA093
ANC08LA093

On July 29, 2008, about 1420 Alaska daylight time, a Cessna 207 airplane, N9952M, sustained substantial damage when it collided with terrain following an aborted landing at the Quinhagak Airport, Quinhagak, Alaska. The airplane was being operated by Grant Aviation, Anchorage, Alaska, as a visual flight rules (VFR) positioning flight under Title 14, CFR Part 91, when the accident occurred. The solo airline transport pilot was not injured. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed, and company flight following procedures were in effect.

During a telephone conversation with the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) investigator-in-charge (IIC) on July 30, the pilot said as the airplane touched down on the runway, it veered to the left. He said he applied full right rudder and aileron, then applied full power to abort the landing, but the airplane exited the runway to the left and impacted terrain. The pilot said there were no known mechanical problems with the airplane prior to the accident, and that prior landings that day were uneventful. He said the airplane sustained substantial damage to the wings and fuselage.

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