NTSB Identification: NYC07LA061.
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Accident occurred Wednesday, January 31, 2007 in Atlantic City, NJ
Probable Cause Approval Date: 06/30/2008
Aircraft: Cessna 310Q, registration: N20SS
Injuries: 1 Uninjured.
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After deployment of the landing gear prior to landing, the pilot noticed an unsafe gear indication. He recycled the landing gear and again got an unsafe condition. The pilot then hand-cranked the gear to the down position, but cranked it through the physical stop, breaking it. At touchdown, the left main landing gear was in an "over-center" condition, and collapsed, which caused substantial damage to the airplane. Examination of the airplane revealed a broken tab on the left main landing gear "squat" switch, which rendered the safe gear indicator inoperative.
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be: The inoperative safe gear indicator light switch. Contributing to the accident was the pilot hand-cranking the landing gear past the physical stop. Full narrative available
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