NTSB Identification: ATL06LA041.
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Accident occurred Wednesday, February 01, 2006 in Burnsville, NC
Probable Cause Approval Date: 06/27/2007
Aircraft: Cessna 500, registration: N814ER
Injuries: 4 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 right main landing gear collapsed on landing. According to the flight crew, after departure they preceded to Mountain Air Airport, where they performed a "touch-and-go" landing. Upon raising the landing gear following the touch-and-go landing, they got an "unsafe gear" light. The crew stated they cycled the gear back down and got a "three green" normal indication. They cycled the gear back up and again got the "gear unsafe" light. They diverted to Greensboro, North Carolina, and upon landing in Greensboro the airplane's right main landing gear collapsed. After the accident, gear parts from the accident airplane were discovered on the runway at Mountain Air Airport. Metallurgical examination of the landing gear components revealed fractures consistent with overstress separation and there was no evidence of fatigue. Examination of the runway at Mountain Air Airport by an FAA Inspector showed evidence the accident airplane had touched down short of the runway.
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be: The pilot's misjudged distance/altitude that led to an undershoot and the pilot's failure to attain the proper touchdown point. Full narrative available
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