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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 220324
Last updated: 27 November 2020
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Date:28-DEC-2018
Time:20:10
Type:Silhouette image of generic C404 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 404 Titan
Owner/operator:Fly BVI
Registration: N97AQ
C/n / msn: 4040135
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Unknown
Category:Accident
Location:Terrance B. Lettsome International Airport (TUPJ), Beef Island -   British Virgin Islands
Phase: Landing
Nature:Ferry/positioning
Departure airport:
Destination airport:Tortola-Terrance B. Lettsome International Airport, Beef Island (EIS/TUPJ)
Investigating agency: AAIB
Narrative:
The pilot was the only person on board for the repositioning flight which was in night VMC. He received landing clearance and the winds were reported to be gusty. He configured the aircraft for landing and enquired twice about the wind conditions before deciding to leave the flaps at their current setting of 10.
As the aircraft flared and contacted the runway, the pilot realised that he had not lowered the landing gear. The aircraft came to rest on the runway and he was uninjured.
The pilot attributed the accident to failing to complete his checklist and confirm that the landing gear was down and locked. He considered that a contributory factor was allowing himself to become distracted when flying at night in turbulent and gusty wind conditions.

Sources:

http://www.virginislandsnewsonline.com/en/news/fly-bvi-plane-crash-lands-terence-b-lettsome-international-
https://registry.faa.gov/aircraftinquiry/NNum_Results.aspx?NNumbertxt=N97AQ%20
https://flybvi.com/aircraft/


Accident investigation:
cover
  
Investigating agency: AAIB
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 3 months
Download report: Final report


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
30-Dec-2018 03:10 Geno Added
11-Apr-2019 15:09 harro Updated [Total occupants, Nature, Destination airport, Narrative, Accident report, ]

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