ERA11CA494
ERA11CA494

The pilot stated he landed the airplane on runway 5 and about half way down the runway the wind shifted to a strong tailwind and the tail raised up. The airplane veered to the left. He applied full power in order to prevent the airplane from turning, the airplane became airborne, but the pilot realized that there was not enough "airspeed" or runway remaining to perform the go around. Therefore, the pilot reduced the power, the left wing struck the ground, the left main landing gear collapsed, and the airplane came to rest in a grassy area on the left side of the runway. The airplane incurred substantial damage to the fuselage, firewall, and left wing during the accident sequence. The pilot reported there were no preexisting mechanical anomalies with the airplane. The wind reported at the airport about the time of the accident was from 280 degrees at 7 knots.

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