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N81DN accident description

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Crash location 34.982223°N, 106.005000°W
Nearest city Moriarity, NM
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Tail number N81DN
Accident date 13 Jun 2011
Aircraft type Nelson Dan H LONG-EZ
Additional details: None

NTSB Factual Report

According to the pilot, while landing in strong and gusty surface winds, the airplane bounced and then "shifted to the right." When the airplane touched down again, the main landing gear assembly separated and the nose landing gear was crushed aft, damaging the fuselage structure where both were mounted. According to the pilot, there were no mechanical malfunctions or failures prior to the accident.

NTSB Probable Cause

The pilot's failure to maintain directional control during the landing.

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