Monday, June 26, 2017

Cessna 305A, N4819R: Accident occurred June 25, 2017 at Ukiah Municipal Airport (KUKI), Mendocino County, California

Additional Participating Entity:
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Oakland, California

Aviation Accident Factual Report - National Transportation Safety Board:

NTSB Identification: GAA17CA364
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Sunday, June 25, 2017 in Ukiah, CA
Aircraft: CESSNA 305, registration: N4819R
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 the tailwheel equipped airplane reported that, during the three-point touchdown the airplane "immediately veered left" and he applied full right rudder. He added that he subsequently "applied power," but as he did so, the right main landing gear collapsed as the airplane ground looped counter-clockwise on the runway.

The right wing sustained substantial damage. 

The pilot reported that there were no preaccident mechanical malfunctions or failures with the airplane that would have precluded normal operation.

An automated weather observation station, at the accident airport about the time of the accident, reported the wind from 090° at 5 knots. The pilot reported that the landing was on runway 15.

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