Preliminary Accident Reports

June 2006 Issue

April 14, 2006, Klamath Falls, Ore. / Cessna 180

The Cessna’s wing contacted the runway during the landing roll at approximately 1200 Pacific time. The Private pilot, who was the sole occupant, was not injured, but the aircraft’s wing structure sustained substantial damage. Visual conditions prevailed. According to the pilot, the touchdown was uneventful, but during the landing roll a gust of wind lifted the left wing, and the aircraft began to veer from the runway heading. During her attempt to realign the aircraft, it turned sharply to the left, and the right wing and right elevator came in contact with the runway. ...

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