NTSB Identification: LAX05LA251.
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Accident occurred Saturday, July 30, 2005 in San Diego, CA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 08/29/2006
Aircraft: Cessna 210A, registration: N9468X
Injuries: 1 Uninjured.

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The partially extended landing gear collapsed during rollout on the runway. No evidence of a mechanical malfunction was noted with the landing gear system during the pilot's flight. The pilot said that on approach he was distracted while looking for another airplane, and he did not observe whether the green gear down light was illuminated after he extended the landing gear. He increased engine power in anticipation of performing a go-around, then located the other airplane, whereupon he closed the throttle and landed. Seconds later during rollout, the airplane's landing gear collapsed. Airport management reported that the airplane was subsequently hoisted up by a crane, the landing gear was manually extended into the locked position, and the airplane was rolled off the runway. The landing gear extension system and the related gear warning horn were functionally examined after the accident with no anomalies found.

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

The pilot's failure to ensure that the landing gear was fully extended prior to landing. A contributing factor was the pilot's diverted attention.

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