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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 193941
Last updated: 18 March 2021
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Type:Silhouette image of generic C340 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 340A
Owner/operator:Southern Aircraft Consultancy Inc Truste
Registration: N340DW
C/n / msn: 340A-0497
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport (KFXE), Fort Lauderdale, FL -   United States of America
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:Ft Lauderdale, FL (FXE)
Destination airport:Ft Lauderdale, FL (FXE)
Investigating agency: NTSB
During approach, the airline transport pilot observed a cockpit indication that the landing gear was down and locked; however, the left main landing gear collapsed during the landing roll. The left propeller struck the runway, and the airplane veered off the left side of the runway and came to rest in the grass. The airplane sustained substantial damage to the left wing. Postaccident examination of the airplane revealed that the left main landing gear downlock link had separated. The airplane experienced a previous landing gear collapse about 3 years before the accident. However, it had been flown about 6 hours uneventfully after extensive repairs from the previous accident and two subsequent annual inspections. It could not be determined if these events are related.

Probable Cause: Failure of the left main landing gear downlock link, which resulted in a landing gear collapse during the landing roll.


FAA register:

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 2 years and 8 months
Download report: Final report

Revision history:

03-Mar-2017 00:37 Geno Added
10-Nov-2019 14:34 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Operator, Country, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Damage, Narrative, Accident report, ]

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