FAA Flight Standards District Office: FAA Reno FSDO-11
NTSB Identification: WPR16LA117
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Friday, May 27, 2016 in Minden, NV
Aircraft: HOWELL BOB HOWELL SPECIAL, registration: N4393H
Injuries: 2 Uninjured.
This is preliminary information, subject to change, and may contain errors. Any errors in this report will be corrected when the final report has been completed. NTSB investigators may not have traveled in support of this investigation and used data provided by various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.
On May 27, 2016, about 1050 Pacific daylight time, an experimental, amateur built, Howell Special, N4393H, sustained substantial damage during the landing roll at the Minden-Tahoe Airport (MEV), Minden, Nevada, following a landing gear collapse. The airplane was registered and operated by the pilot under the provisions of Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91. The private pilot and sole passenger on the airplane were uninjured. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed and no flight plan was filed for the personal flight which originated from Bryant Field Airport, Bridgeport, California, at about 1015.
The pilot reported a normal landing, however, during the landing roll he noticed the airplane settled to the right and he was unable to maintain direction control of the airplane as it veered off the runway, to the left.
Examination of the airplane by a Federal Aviation Administration inspector revealed that the right wing was substantially damaged. The wreckage was transported to a secure location for further examination.