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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 204903
Last updated: 23 February 2021
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Type:Silhouette image of generic C210 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 210D Centurion
Registration: N884KM
C/n / msn: 21058503
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Sussex Airport (KFWN), Sussex, NJ -   United States of America
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:Mount Pocono, PA (MPO)
Destination airport:Sussex, NJ (FWN)
Investigating agency: NTSB
The pilot of the retractable-landing-gear-equipped airplane reported that, during approach, the green landing gear extended light was illuminated. He further reported that “it [was] possible that [he] inadvertently cycled the landing gear back to a gear up position.” The airplane landed gear up and was destroyed by postaccident fire.
During a telephone interview with a National Transportation Safety Board investigator, the pilot reported that the landing gear handle and the trim wheel were next to each other, and it is probable that, when operating the trim wheel, he moved the landing gear handle. He added that that there were no preaccident mechanical failures or malfunctions with the airplane that would have precluded normal operation.

Probable Cause: The pilot’s inadvertent landing gear retraction during approach.


FAA register:

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

Revision history:

23-Jan-2018 04:52 Geno Added
24-Jan-2018 02:21 Geno Updated [Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Operator, Source, Narrative]
24-Jan-2018 03:10 Geno Updated [Source]
01-May-2018 13:44 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Operator, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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