Date & Time: Mar 28, 2011 at 0825 LT
Grand Junction - Canadian
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While on a straight-in global-positioning-system approach, the airplane broke out of the clouds directly over the end of the runway. The pilot then remained clear of the clouds and executed a no-flap circling approach to the opposite direction runway. The pilot said that his airspeed was high when he touched down. The landing was hard, and the right main landing gear tire blew out, the airplane departed the runway to the left, and the left main landing gear collapsed. No preaccident mechanical malfunctions or failures were found that would have precluded normal operation.
The pilot’s continuation of the approach with excessive airspeed, which resulted in a hard landing and a loss of directional control.