Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Lake LA-4-200 Buccaneer, N7628L, Aerial Surveys Inc: Accident occurred July 25, 2017 at Byron Airport (C83), Contra Costa County, California

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

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

Aviation Accident Preliminary Report - National Transportation Safety Board: https://app.ntsb.gov/pdf

Aerial Surveys Inc: http://registry.faa.gov/N7628L

NTSB Identification: WPR17LA165
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Tuesday, July 25, 2017 in Byron, CA
Aircraft: LAKE LA 4, registration: N7628L
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 July 25, 2017, about 1310 Pacific daylight time, a Lake LA-4, N7628L, was substantially damaged after veering off the runway during landing at the Byron Airport, Byron, California. The airplane was registered to Aerial Surveys Inc., and operated by the pilot as a 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 local personal flight. The private pilot and passenger were not injured. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed and a flight plan was not filed. The flight originated from Livermore Municipal Airport (LVK), Livermore, California at an unknown time.

The pilot reported to a Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) inspector that during landing, the nose landing gear collapsed forward and the airplane veered right off the runway, collapsing the right main landing gear.

A postaccident examination of the airplane revealed wrinkling of the right wing upper surface and damage to the keel.

The wreckage was recovered to a secure location for further examination.

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