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NTSB Identification: GAA19CA155
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Saturday, March 02, 2019 in Palmer, AK
Aircraft: Champion 8GCBC, registration: N53910
Injuries: 1 Uninjured.

NTSB investigators used data provided by various entities, including, but not limited to, the Federal Aviation Administration and/or the operator and did not travel in support of this investigation to prepare this aircraft accident report.

The pilot in the snow ski-equipped airplane reported that during landing, just before touchdown, he noticed a rock sticking out of the snow near the intended touch down point. He tried to change the airplane's course to the left, but the left ski contacted the snow when the airplane was not straight with the direction of travel, and the airplane bounced. The right ski the contacted the snow and the right main landing gear strut failed. The right wing struck the ground, and the airplane came to rest.