June 14, 2012, Loveland, Colo. Yakovlev Yak-52


At 1450 Mountain time, the airplane was substantially damaged when its nose landing gear collapsed during the landing roll. A sustained ground fire ensued after the airplane came to rest on the runway. The airline transport pilot was not injured. Visual conditions prevailed.

The pilot reported shortly after touchdown, the nose landing gear collapsed rearward during landing roll. The airplane came to rest nose-down on the runway and a fuel fire erupted forward of the engine firewall. Firefighting personnel responded to the accident site and extinguished the fire. The engine structural supports were substantially damaged during the nose gear collapse. The forward fuselage structure sustained substantial damage during the ground fire.


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