Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Skystar Kitfox Model IV, N6394R: Accident occurred February 07, 2016 in in Slate Creek, Idaho 

FAA Flight Standards District Office: FAA Boise FSDO-11

NTSB Identification: GAA16CA136
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Sunday, February 07, 2016 in Slate Creek, ID
Probable Cause Approval Date: 05/03/2016
Aircraft: FOX AL KIT FOX MODEL, registration: N6394R
Injuries: 2 Uninjured.

NTSB investigators used data provided by various entities, including, but not limited to, the Federal Aviation Administration and/or the operator and did not travel in support of this investigation to prepare this aircraft accident report.

The pilot of a tailwheel equipped airplane reported that during the landing roll, the left main landing gear slowly collapsed forward. 

During a postaccident examination of the airframe by the pilot it was revealed that the left main landing forward gear tube had collapsed, which resulted in substantial damage to the landing gear mounting bracket.

Photographs provided by the pilot substantiated that the landing gear had collapsed forward.

The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident as follows:
The left main landing gear forward gear tube collapsed during the landing roll.

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