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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 198765
Last updated: 2 November 2020
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Type:Silhouette image of generic C82R model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna R182
Registration: N747AB
C/n / msn: R18201302
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Colorado Springs, CO -   United States of America
Phase: Unknown
Departure airport:Colorado Springs, CO (COS)
Destination airport:Colorado Springs, CO (COS)
Investigating agency: NTSB
The pilot of the retractable-landing-gear airplane reported that, during the approach of a simulated 180° power-off landing, he became fixated on his touchdown point and did not complete the landing checklist. He added that he did not look outside to check that the main landing gear was down or to “confirm a green [landing gear position indicator] light.” The airplane landed with the gear retracted.
The airplane sustained substantial damage to the fuselage.
The pilot reported that there were no preaccident mechanical failures or malfunctions with the airframe or engine that would have precluded normal operation.
In a followup e-mail, the pilot reported that he was using an active noise reducing headset during the accident flight. He added that, although the gear warning horn was audible, it did not translate in his brain as a landing gear retracted warning.

Probable Cause: The pilot’s failure to complete the landing checklist and to extend the landing gear before touchdown.



Revision history:

19-Aug-2017 15:00 ASN Update Bot Added

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