At approximately 1330 Mountain time, the airplane was substantially damaged when it encountered turbulence while approaching Runway 11 at the Fremont County Airport. Visual conditions prevailed; the IFR cross-country flight was concluding at the time of the accident. The Private pilot and his passenger reported no injuries.
After one go-around and during the second attempt to land, the airplane encountered turbulence. The pilot lost control of the airplane and departed the runway to the right. Both the left and right main landing gear collapsed and the propeller struck the runway. Both the left and right landing gear actuator rods penetrated the wings, and the pressure vessel on the left side of the fuselage was wrinkled.