Preliminary Accident Reports

July 2008 Issue

May 8, 2008, Hope, Ark., Aero Commander AC-680

At 1019 Central time, the airplane sustained substantial damage during an emergency landing. The private pilot and the passenger were not injured. Visual conditions prevailed. According to witnesses, the airplane "sounded bad" and was "weaving back and forth" as it approached the runway with its right wing low. The airplane landed, then bounced several times before coming to a complete stop. One witness said the airplane was never fully lined up with the runway.

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