NTSB Identification: ATL02IA112.
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Nonscheduled 14 CFR
Incident occurred Thursday, May 30, 2002 in Sarasota, FL
Probable Cause Approval Date: 11/25/2003
Aircraft: Cessna 210L, registration: N7PJ
Injuries: 1 Minor.

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

According to the pilot, on downwind he put the landing gear handle into the down and locked position. He did not recall if he had a down and lock indication light. Upon touchdown, the landing gear retracted and the airplane collided with the ground. Examination of the airplane revealed that the landing gear was in the up and locked position, and that there were no mechanical discrepancies found. The Cessna 210, before landing checklist states in part that the landing gear should be extended and that the pilot should visually observe that the main gear is down and that the green indicator light is on. The registered owner and pilot were requested to complete a pilot/operator report but have not responded.

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

The pilot's failure to follow the before landing checklist and confirm that the landing gear was extended.

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