MIA96LA016
MIA96LA016

On November 2, 1995, about 2048 eastern standard time, a Piper PA-28R-210T, N3306Q, registered to a private owner, operating as a 14 CFR Part 91 personal flight, landed gear up at the Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport. The airplane sustained substantial damage. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed and no flight plan was filed for the local flight. The private pilot and one passenger reported no injuries. The flight originated from the Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, about 48 minutes before the accident.

The pilot stated he lowered the landing gear and verified that he had three green lights. He touched down on the right main landing gear and the landing gear collapsed.

Maintenance personnel from Banyan Air Service responded to the crash site to recover N3306Q. Examination of the airplane revealed the airplane was resting on the outside sidewalls of the main landing gear, and on the nose section. The nose gear doors were in the closed position. The airplane was jacked up and the landing gear emergency extension lever was engaged. The landing gear extended to the locked position. Further examination of the landing gear system by the FAA and Banyan Air Service maintenance personnel revealed scrape marks present on the outside surfaces of the nose gear landing gear doors. Examination of the left and right main landing gear tires revealed the outside sidewalls of both tires were scuffed. There was no damage to the left or right wing.

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