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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 212659
Last updated: 12 February 2020
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Date:27-JUN-2018
Time:10:15
Type:Silhouette image of generic PA46 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Piper PA-46-350P Malibu Mirage
Owner/operator:Private
Registration: N45WF
C/n / msn: 46-36214
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Minor
Category:Serious incident
Location:Geneva Airport -   Switzerland
Phase: Landing
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Dijon/Darois Airfield (LFGI)
Destination airport:Genève-Cointrin Airport (GVA/LSGG)
Investigating agency: STSB Switzerland
Narrative:
The aircraft was on final approach for a landing on runway 05 at Geneva Airport. During the final checks, the pilot noted that the three green landing gear extension lights were on.
After making contact with the main landing gear, the pilot realized that the propeller was touching the runway. He tried to pitch the aircraft up as much as possible to avoid contact at high speed. The aircraft stopped on the runway and the pilot reported the problem to air traffic control.
A visual inspection of the nose wheel well revealed that the hydraulic cylinder was no longer mechanically secure but did give an indication of locking.

Sources:

https://www.tdg.ch/geneve/actu-genevoise/Un-petit-avion-prive-se-pose-sur-le-nez-a-l-aeroport-de-Geneve/story/26310316

Accident investigation:
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Investigating agency: STSB Switzerland
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 1 year and 7 months
Download report: Final report


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
27-Jun-2018 09:43 gerard57 Added
27-Jun-2018 15:46 Anon. Updated [Registration, Cn, Source, Narrative]
28-Jan-2020 17:01 harro Updated [Departure airport, Destination airport, Narrative, Accident report, ]

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