NTSB Identification: MIA95LA012.
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Accident occurred Thursday, October 27, 1994 in JACKSONVILLE, FL
Probable Cause Approval Date: 03/13/1995
Aircraft: CESSNA 210L, registration: N732CQ
Injuries: 1 Uninjured.
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The pilot was on approach at the destination airport and lowered the landing gear. The right main landing gear did not illuminate. The pilot completed the emergency procedure from memory and visually checked the landing gear. The landing gear appeared to be extended. The pilot landed without further incident and taxied to the ramp. Visual inspection of the landing gear revealed the right main landing gear was not in the lock position. The pilot called maintenance personnel on the phone and was informed to reposition the airplane to another airport with the landing gear down to get a replacement airplane. The pilot flew the airplane to the maintenance base. On landing rollout the right main landing gear collapsed. Examination of the landing gear by the FAA revealed improper rigging of the right main landing gear down lock mechanism due to normal wear.
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be: THE PILOT'S DECISION TO DEPART AN AIRPORT AND CONTINUE FLIGHT WITH A KNOWN DEFICIENCIES IN EQUIPMENT. CONTRIBUTING TO THE ACCIDENT WAS THE FAILURE OF COMPANY MAINTENANCE PERSONNEL TO ADJUST THE DOWN LOCK MECHANISM PRIOR TO FLIGHT. Full narrative available
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