CEN09CA314
CEN09CA314

Prior to the accident, the pilot had performed three take-off and landings on runway 36. During the fourth landing, the airplane began to veer to the left after touchdown. The pilot applied "hard right rudder which had little effect until the nose wheel touched down." After the nose wheel touched down, the airplane began to turn to the right; however, the left wing impacted trees. Examination of the airplane revealed the left wing was partially separated from the airframe and the composite fuselage was cracked along the longitudinal axis. The pilot reported he had 1,370 total flight hours and 12 hours in the accident airplane. The pilot stated the accident airplane was not equipped with toe brakes, which was different than the airplanes he had been used to flying.

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