Thursday, March 23, 2017

STOL King, N268CR: Accident occurred March 22, 2017 at Bozeman Yellowstone International Airport (KBZN), Bozeman, Gallatin County, Montana

The National Transportation Safety Board did not travel to the scene of this accident.

Additional Participating Entity:
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Helena, Montana

Aviation Accident Preliminary Report - National Transportation Safety Board:

NTSB Identification: WPR17LA080
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Wednesday, March 22, 2017 in Bozeman, MT
Aircraft: MAXCY CHRISTOPHER L STOL KING, registration: N268CR
Injuries: 1 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 March 22, 2017, about 1130 mountain daylight time, an experimental, amateur-built, Maxcy Stol King airplane, N268CR, sustained substantial damage during the landing roll at the Bozeman Yellowstone International Airport (BZN), Bozeman, MT, 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, the sole person aboard the airplane, was not injured. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed and no flight plan was filed for the personal, local flight which originated about 1040. 

The pilot reported that just after touchdown, the airplane veered left and the right main landing gear collapsed, resulting in the right wing striking the runway.

Postaccident examination of the airplane revealed that the right wing was bent upwards and was substantially damaged. The wreckage was transported to a secure location for further examination.

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