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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 30222
Last updated: 22 January 2020
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Type:Silhouette image of generic PAY2 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Piper PA-31T Cheyenne I
Owner/operator:Gunslinger Investment
Registration: N5WC
C/n / msn: 31T-7904028
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Scottsdale Airport, Scottsdale, Arizona -   United States of America
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:Telluride, CO (TEX)
Destination airport:
Investigating agency: NTSB
The pilot reported that while landing, he felt the rudder pedals vibrating. The airplane settled and he heard the propellers striking the runway. The airplane veered to the right off the runway centerline and struck a runway light. The pressure bulkhead was punctured and there was damage to the right engine air scoop cowling, the right wing leading edge, the flaps, gear doors, bottom antennas, pitot tube, and right spinner. An FAA inspector witnessed the landing gear being swung and stated that no discrepancies were noted during the test. The landing gear light and horn systems functioned normally. No preexisting anomalies were found.
Probable Cause: The pilot's failure to ensure that the landing gear was lowered before touchdown.


FAA register: 2. FAA:

Revision history:

27-Sep-2008 01:00 ASN archive Added
07-Mar-2009 11:09 harro Updated
21-Dec-2016 19:16 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
21-Dec-2016 19:20 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
07-Aug-2017 09:00 TB Updated [Aircraft type, Cn, Source, Narrative]
15-Sep-2017 23:52 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Operator, Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
12-Dec-2017 18:30 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Operator, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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