Final Reports: King Air touched down early

Aviation International News » January 2007
December 18, 2006, 8:50 AM

Raytheon Beech King Air 100, Pawtucket, R.I., Aug. 13, 2006–The NTSB said that the cause of the gear-collapse accident was the pilot’s misjudging distance and speed during final approach, which resulted in an undershoot and subsequent gear collapse. The 3,374-hour commercial pilot said that while landing on Runway 33 with a seven-knot wind at 300 degrees, the right main gear touched down about two feet before the runway. The gear collapsed as it hit the runway and the King Air ran off the right side.

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