Accident Piper PA-44-180 Seminole N268DA,
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 294521
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Date:Friday 10 September 2004
Time:17:30 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic PA44 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Piper PA-44-180 Seminole
Registration: N268DA
MSN: 4496135
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Miami, Florida -   United States of America
Phase: Unknown
Departure airport:Miami-Opa locka Executive Airport, FL (OPF/KOPF)
Destination airport:Miami Executive Airport, FL (TMB/KTMB)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
According to the pilot, when he lowered the landing gear during his approach he verified that he had three green lights and the nose gear was visible in the mirror, and the red gear unsafe warning light was off. When he turned onto final approach and lined up with the runway he again checked and found that he had three green lights and verified the nose gear was visible in the mirror. He said he touched down on runway 9R and began the rollout. After about five seconds, he applied brakes to make the first turn off. Immediately after applying the brakes he said the landing gear collapsed. The airplane slid down the runway veered to the right and came to a stop just off the side of the runway, damaging the right outboard wing, the under carriage and propeller. Examination of the airplane found the flaps extended about 10 degrees and the gear handle not fully down in its detent. The airplane was moved to a maintenance facility on the airport and the gear was actuated seven times. Each time the landing gear functioned normally, there was no damage noted to the gear locks or the squat switch.

Probable Cause: The pilot's failure to follow the after landing check list, which resulted in his inadvertent gear retraction during landing roll.



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

Revision history:

11-Oct-2022 19:10 ASN Update Bot Added
17-Nov-2022 15:49 Ron Averes Updated [Aircraft type, Narrative]

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