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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 176266
Last updated: 22 January 2020
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Type:Silhouette image of generic PC12 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Pilatus PC-12/45
Owner/operator:Valley Med Flight, Inc.
Registration: N811VM
C/n / msn: 316
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Crownpoint Airport (0E8), Crownpoint, NM -   United States of America
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:Gallup, NM (GUP)
Destination airport:Crownpoint, NM (0E8)
Investigating agency: NTSB
The pilot stated that after the airplane crossed the runway threshold, he reduced engine power to idle and the gear warning horn sounded. The pilot reported that he misinterpreted the gear warning horn for the ground proximity warning system and the airplane landed with the gear retracted. The airplane sustained substantial damage to the spar carry-through structure and left spar attachment. The pilot reported no preimpact mechanical failures or malfunctions with the airframe or engine that would have precluded normal operation.
Probable Cause: The pilot's failure to extend the landing gear before landing.


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Revision history:

21-May-2015 15:29 Geno Added
21-Dec-2016 19:30 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
01-Dec-2017 13:07 ASN Update Bot Updated [Operator, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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