ASN Aircraft accident Shorts 360-300 N970AA Las Vegas-McCarran International Airport, NV (LAS)
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Status:Accident investigation report completed and information captured
Date:Friday 25 June 2021
Type:Silhouette image of generic SH36 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Shorts 360-300
Operator:Air Cargo Carriers
Registration: N970AA
MSN: SH.3737
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Aircraft fate: Repaired
Location:Las Vegas-McCarran International Airport, NV (LAS) (   United States of America)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Departure airport:Las Vegas-North Air Terminal, NV (VGT/KVGT), United States of America
Destination airport:Las Vegas-McCarran International Airport, NV (LAS/KLAS), United States of America
The check pilot reported that, the pilot being evaluated was performing a simulated critical engine failure approach to a local airport. During the visual approach, everything seemed normal until touchdown when both pilots realized that the landing gear had not been extended. The airplane slid to a stop on the runway substantially damaging the lower fuselage. The check pilot reported that there were no preaccident mechanical malfunctions or failures with the airplane that would have precluded normal operation.

Probable Cause:

Probable Cause: The pilot's failure to extend the landing gear during landing and the check pilot's inadequate supervision.

Accident investigation:

Investigating agency: NTSB
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 117 days (4 months)
Accident number: WPR21LA247
Download report: Summary report


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Distance from Las Vegas-North Air Terminal, NV to Las Vegas-McCarran International Airport, NV as the crow flies is 15 km (9 miles).
Accident location: Exact; as reported in the official accident report.

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