Friday, June 9, 2017

McKenna SD-1A, N31313: Accident occurred June 07, 2017 at Dodge County Airport (UNU), Juneau, Wisconsin

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

Additional Participating Entity: 
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Aviation Accident Preliminary Report - National Transportation Safety Board:

NTSB Identification: CEN17LA224
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Wednesday, June 07, 2017 in Juneau, WI
Aircraft: MCKENNA SD 1A, registration: N31313
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 June 7, 2017, about 930 central daylight time, an amateur-built McKenna SD 1A airplane, N31313, was substantially damaged during a precautionary landing at Dodge County Airport (UNU), Juneau, Wisconsin. The private pilot was not injured. The personal flight was conducted under the provisions of 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed and no Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) flight plan had been filed for the flight. The local flight was originating at the time of the accident.

According to the pilot, immediately after takeoff the left wing felt "extremely heavy" and required an "exceptional amount of right aileron" to maintain level flight. The pilot was able to fly the airplane around the traffic pattern and perform a precautionary landing on runway 20. During the landing the airplane bounced and turned hard to the right. The left main landing gear collapsed and the engine mount was substantially damaged.

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