NTSB Identification: CHI98LA213.
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Accident occurred Friday, June 19, 1998 in JANESVILLE, WI
Probable Cause Approval Date: 02/16/2001
Aircraft: Cessna 310N, registration: N5030Q
Injuries: 1 Uninjured.

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The airplane landed with the nose landing gear not extended. Examination of the airplane revealed that the linkage for the right nose landing gear door was not secured. When the landing gear was retracted on the previous departure, the nose landing gear became trapped and inoperable. The accident flight was the first flight after the airplane had been painted. The nose landing gear doors were disengaged during that maintenance.

The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:

other maintenance personnel not installing nose landing gear door linkage. Factors were the unsecured landing gear door, the nose landing gear becoming jammed and the gear extension not possible by the pilot.

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