NTSB Identification: DEN08CA144
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Wednesday, August 13, 2008 in Pine Bluff, AR
Probable Cause Approval Date: 01/22/2009
Aircraft: Piper PA-24-250, registration: N6265P
Injuries: 1 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.

According to the pilot, the landing gear was down and locked and the green GEAR SAFE light was illuminated. When the airplane touched down and the nose settled, the pilot heard the propeller strike the runway. The airplane skidded approximately 300 feet, then the main landing gear collapsed and the airplane skidded to a halt. The pilot exited the airplane. Shortly thereafter, as he walked back towards the airplane, he heard a "pop" and saw a small fire under the firewall and in front of the wing. The airplane became engulfed in flames. The cockpit and cabin area was completely gutted. A mechanic examined the airplane but was unable to determine the cause of the landing gear failure due to the amount of fire damage.

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

Landing gear collapse for reasons undetermined.

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