NTSB Identification: DFW05CA206.
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Accident occurred Monday, September 05, 2005 in Houston, TX
Probable Cause Approval Date: 12/20/2007
Aircraft: Cessna 182T, registration: N2426S
Injuries: 2 Uninjured.

NTSB investigators used data provided by various entities, including, but not limited to, the Federal Aviation Administration and/or the operator and did not travel in support of this investigation to prepare this aircraft accident report.

The 1,000-hour pilot was conducting a local personal flight. Shortly after takeoff, while retracting the landing gear, the pilot did not receive a gear-up indicator light. After numerous attempts to extend the landing gear, the pilot elected to fly to a local airport equipped with emergency fire and rescue personnel and equipment. An in-flight visual inspection by another airplane reveled the landing gear was not in a down and locked position. The pilot performed a gear-up landing on the runway and the airplane came to rest with the left wing and horizontal stabilizer resting on the ground. Examination of the nose landing gear revealed that the hydraulic line, part number S2178-4-0102, had separated from the fitting to the nose landing gear actuator. Inspectors were unable to locate records on the last hydraulic line replacement.

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

The gear-up landing as result of the separation of the hydraulic line in the landing gear extension system.

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