April 27, Venice, Fla. / Piper Seneca


At about 18:45 eastern time, a Piper PA-34-200 suffered a collapsed right main gear during the landing roll at Venice Municipal Airport. The pilot and two passengers were uninjured. The pilot said the airplane touched down at 80 knots on runway 31 just south of the intersection of runway 04/22, and the brakes were not effective when he initially applied them. He pumped the brakes and they became effective, but the airplane rolled off the end of the runway despite heavy braking. Marks on the runway indicated the airplane skidded the final 250 feet of runway. The left tire was flat-spotted and the right tire was blown.


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