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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 135009
Last updated: 9 January 2020
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Type:Silhouette image of generic PA24 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Piper PA-24-250
Registration: N6265P
C/n / msn: 24-1373
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Pine Bluff, AR -   United States of America
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:Pine Bluff, AR (PBF)
Destination airport:Pine Bluff, AR (PBF)
Investigating agency: NTSB
According to the pilot, the landing gear was down and locked and the green GEAR SAFE light was illuminated. When the airplane touched down and the nose settled, the pilot heard the propeller strike the runway. The airplane skidded approximately 300 feet, then the main landing gear collapsed and the airplane skidded to a halt. The pilot exited the airplane. Shortly thereafter, as he walked back towards the airplane, he heard a "pop" and saw a small fire under the firewall and in front of the wing. The airplane became engulfed in flames. The cockpit and cabin area was completely gutted. A mechanic examined the airplane but was unable to determine the cause of the landing gear failure due to the amount of fire damage.
Probable Cause: Landing gear collapse for reasons undetermined.



Revision history:

21-Dec-2016 19:26 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
03-Dec-2017 11:56 ASN Update Bot Updated [Operator, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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