During The Landing Rollout On The Grass Runway, The Airplane Turned Hard To The Right

Location: Hot Springs, SD Accident Number: CEN21LA416
Date & Time: September 10, 2021, 09:40 Local Registration: N9343B
Aircraft: Cessna 175 Injuries: 4 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General aviation – Personal

On September 10, 2021, about 0940 central daylight time, a Cessna 175 airplane, N9343B, was substantially damaged when it was involved in an accident near Hot Springs, South Dakota.

The pilot and three passengers were not injured. The airplane was operated as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 personal flight.

According to the pilot, during the landing rollout on the grass runway, the airplane turned hard to the right. The left wing impacted the terrain, and the airplane skidded to a stop. The airplane came to rest upright with the left main landing gear partially separated. The airplane was modified to conventional landing gear through a supplemental type certificate kit in 2013.

Postaccident examination of the airplane revealed the left wing was bent and the main landing gear box structure was wrinkled. An attachment bolt for the left main landing gear strut was found fractured and separated from the strut. The airplane and bolt were retained for further examination.

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