Preliminary Report: Gear failure damages turboprop twin

 - September 21, 2010, 9:36 AM

Hawker Beechcraft 1900D, Denver, Colo., June 12, 2010–After landing at Denver International Airport, the turboprop twin was substantially damaged when its left main landing gear partially collapsed. The airplane was returning to the airport after the crew heard a loud bang as they retracted the gear on takeoff for the flight to Cheyenne, Wyo. All three landing-gear annunciator lights indicated "safe," but the left main gear partially collapsed on roll-out, tearing out a portion of the wing spar. The two pilots were uninjured.