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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 235433
Last updated: 23 April 2020
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Type:Silhouette image of generic C82R model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna TR182
Registration: N4657S
C/n / msn: R18201369
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Watertown, NY -   United States of America
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:Massena, NY (MSS)
Destination airport:Watertown, NY (ART)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Before landing at the conclusion of the personal flight, the commercial pilot extended the airplane's retractable landing gear and observed a green light indicating the landing gear were down. During landing, the right main landing gear collapsed, followed by the left main landing gear, and the airplane veered off the runway, which resulted in substantial damage to the fuselage, elevator, and right horizontal stabilizer. Postaccident examination of the airplane revealed that the landing gear circuit breaker was tripped and that the landing gear warning horn was not functional. Further examination of the landing gear system revealed intermittent sticking of the landing gear solenoid, which resulted in the power pack continuing to run for longer than necessary, which would subsequently trip the landing gear circuit breaker. Replacement of the solenoid corrected the issue. The examination did not reveal any other anomalies of the landing gear system. Given the pilotís report of observing a positive indication that the landing gear extended, as well as the anomalies of the landing gear system that were discovered during the postaccident examination, the method and sequence of the landing gear collapse could not be determined.

Probable Cause: A collapse of the main landing gear for reasons that could not be determined based on the available evidence.



Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 3 years and 5 months
Download report: Final report

Revision history:

23-Apr-2020 09:37 ASN Update Bot Added

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