Accident Piper PA-44-180 Seminole N8154H,
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 292892
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Date:Thursday 27 October 2005
Time:08:40 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic PA44 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Piper PA-44-180 Seminole
Owner/operator:North Aire, Inc.
Registration: N8154H
MSN: 44-8107001
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Prescott, Arizona -   United States of America
Phase: Unknown
Departure airport:Prescott Regional Airport, AZ (PRC/KPRC)
Destination airport:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
The airplane experienced a nose landing gear collapse while on the landing roll. The certified flight instructor (CFI) reported that she was performing the landing in the multiengine airplane. The student kept his hands on the control yoke in an attempt to follow along with the instructor and feel her control inputs. While approaching the runway surface, the instructor configured the airplane for a power-off landing and retarded the throttles. She noted that all three landing gear lights in the cockpit were illuminated green in indication that landing gear was in a down and locked position. She confirmed this configuration visually by looking at the reflection of the extended landing gear in a small mirror located on the wing. Upon touchdown, the main landing gear made contact with the runway and the student pilot began to reach for the landing gear handle thinking that it was the flap handle. The instructor waved her hand to block him and told him "no." The nose landing gear collapsed and the airplane slid on the nose. After the airplane came to rest the instructor noted that the landing gear handle was in the "down" position. The student pilot stated that he did not touch the landing gear handle. A mechanic repairing the airplane reported that the landing gear and linkages were all intact with no anomalies noted. The actuator could not be tested due to the extent of the damage.

Probable Cause: The nose landing gear collapsing during the landing roll for undetermined reasons.



Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Report number: 
Status: Investigation completed
Download report: Final report

Revision history:

09-Oct-2022 10:22 ASN Update Bot Added
17-Nov-2022 15:48 Ron Averes Updated [Aircraft type, Narrative]

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