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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 67839
Last updated: 18 March 2020
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Time:18:02 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic PA34 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Piper PA-34-200T
Registration: D-GMCW
C/n / msn: 34-7770163
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Teesside Airport, Middleton St. George, County Durham -   United Kingdom
Phase: Approach
Departure airport:Teversham, Cambridge (EGSC)
Destination airport:Teesside Airport (EGNV)
Investigating agency: AAIB
The aircraft had been chartered in Germany for a pleasure trip to Teeside, which included a planned stop at Cambridge. The aircraft departed Cambridge at 1700 hrs. On approaching Teeside, the airport Air Traffic Control (ATC) asked the pilot to join a right hand circuit for a landing on Runway 05 and report when on base leg.

Teeside ATC observed the aircraft positioning downwind on a left hand circuit for Runway 23. ATC then instructed the pilot to turn left and re-position downwind on a right hand circuit for Runway 05. The aircraft was observed to reposition on a tight right hand base leg for Runway 05 with a short final approach. ATC observed the landing gear being lowered on short finals. The pilot reported that the landing gear was locked down and indicating three greens prior to landing and that the landing, although slightly hard, was otherwise normal.

On landing the left main landing gear was seen to collapse and the aircraft slewed to the right through 180 and came to rest blocking the runway. Teeside Airport fire service quickly arrived at the scene but there was no fire and the pilot and passenger were uninjured. The pilot completed the shutdown checks and he and the passenger exited the aircraft without assistance.

Both main landing gears, the left propeller and underside of the aircraft were damaged. D-GMCW, although substantially damaged, appears to have been repaired, and later returned to service. In 2009, the aircraft was sold in the USA and was re-registered as N9996


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Revision history:

10-Aug-2009 06:54 zerocinquanta Added
10-Feb-2015 00:45 Dr. John Smith Updated [Date, Time, Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Location, Country, Phase, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Embed code, Damage, Narrative]

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