NTSB Identification: WPR13IA026
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Incident occurred Saturday, October 27, 2012 in Oakland, CA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 11/06/2013
Aircraft: CESSNA P210N, registration: N43CE
Injuries: 1 Uninjured.
NTSB investigators used data provided by various sources and may not have traveled in support of this investigation to prepare this aircraft incident report.
During the airplane’s approach to land, the pilot extended the landing gear. However, the pilot did not confirm that the landing gear position indicator light was illuminated, and he did not visually check to ensure that the landing gear was down and locked. The main landing gear collapsed shortly after the airplane touched down. Postincident examination of the airplane revealed that the landing gear pump circuit breaker had tripped. When the circuit breaker was reset, the landing gear was successfully cycled. According to the airplane flight manual, pilots can ensure that the landing gear is fully extended by checking that the green landing gear position indicator light is illuminated and visually checking the landing gear position.
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this incident to be: The pilot’s failure to follow proper procedures to confirm that the main landing gear was down and locked before landing. Full narrative available
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