On November 18, 2004, about 1200 central standard time, a Cessna TR182, N756KQ, registered to and operated by a private individual, was landed gear-up at the Vicksburg Municipal Airport, Vicksburg, Mississippi. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed at the time and an instrument flight rules (IFR) flight plan was filed for the 14 CFR Part 91 personal flight from Dekalb-Peachtree Airport, Atlanta, Georgia, to Vicksburg Municipal Airport. The airplane was substantially damaged and the commercial-rated pilot, the sole occupant, was not injured. The flight originated about 0950 eastern standard time, from the Dekalb Peachtree Airport. Use your browsers 'back' function to return to synopsisReturn to Query Page
The pilot stated that the flight proceeded to the destination airport and when near the airport, he cancelled his IFR clearance and proceeded visually. He started performing a "gump" check in anticipation of landing but with weather approaching the airport, decided to delay lowering the landing gear. He entered a left traffic pattern for runway 19 and turned crosswind, downwind, base and final. While on final approach he performed a checklist very quickly but did not recognize that the "wrong" landing gear lights were illuminated. During the flare for landing, he reduced power and heard the landing gear warning horn but decided he was committed to landing and landed gear-up. He secured the airplane and exited it out the pilot's door.
The National Transportation Safety Board was first notified of the accident on January 12, 2005, by personnel from Jackson, Mississippi, Federal Aviation Administration Flight Standards District Office.