NTSB Identification: NYC00LA046.
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Accident occurred Saturday, December 04, 1999 in COLUMBUS, OH
Probable Cause Approval Date: 11/30/2000
Aircraft: Cessna 210L, registration: N1773X
Injuries: 2 Uninjured.

NTSB investigators may not have traveled in support of this investigation and used data provided by various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

The pilot positioned the landing gear selector to the 'DOWN' position, saw the nose gear extended in a mirror, and landed on the runway. During the landing, the main landing gear collapsed, the airplane skidded, and came to rest on the runway. Before the landing, the pilot did not confirm the green landing gear light was illuminated. He heard a horn before landing, but thought it was a stall warning horn. Examination of the wreckage by a Federal Aviation Administration Inspector revealed that the landing gear motor circuit breaker was in the tripped position. According to the pilot, the motor would occasionally overheat. The president of the flying club would ask pilots to keep landing gear cycles to a minimum. Because of the past problems with the motor, the landing gear was kept primarily in the extended position during the pilot's two instructional flights prior to the accident flight. The pilot had never heard the landing gear warning horn prior to the accident flight.

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

The pilot's failure to verify landing gear extension. Factors were the unreliable retraction/extension assembly, and the flying club's continued operation of the airplane with known deficiencies in the equipment.

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