Undercarriage

May 27, 2010 - 6:03am

Socata TBM700, Memphis, Tenn., Jan. 26, 2010–After approaching the destination airport near dusk in deteriorating weather, the pilot forgot to lower the landing gear before landing, causing substantial damage to the aircraft’s fuselage skin, stringers and wing attachment fittings.

May 26, 2010 - 9:21am

Dassault is about to receive certification for a “nose-up autobrake” feature to further cut Falcon 2000-series landing distances, chief test pilot Philippe Deleume told AIN last month. The technique will reduce landing distances by approximately 150 feet, thus helping the 2000DX/EX/LX meet London City Airport requirements.

May 10, 2010 - 10:19am

Cessna Citation 560XL, White Plains, N.Y., April 15, 2008–The Board was unable to determine the cause of the uncommanded landing gear retraction that occurred just after the NetJets-operated Citation Excel touched down at Westchester County Airport. Extensive testing of the airplane’s hydraulic and electrical systems supervised by the NTSB and the FAA failed to reveal any malfunctions that would have caused the gear retraction.

May 10, 2010 - 10:17am

Hawker Beechcraft King Air B200, St. Louis, Mo., Dec. 10, 2009–N411BL was substantially damaged at the end of a Part 135 night flight when it made an emergency gear-up landing at Lambert-St. Louis International Airport. The ATP-rated pilot told the NTSB that he attempted to lower the landing gear while on final approach and received no response.

May 10, 2010 - 9:54am

Mitsubishi MU-2B-60, Amarillo, Texas, Feb. 4, 2010–The Part 135 flight was landing in night visual conditions at Rick Husband Amarillo International Airport, when the pilot was informed that the runway was covered in snow and ice. After touchdown, the turboprop twin made an abrupt left turn, which the pilot attempted to counter. The airplane then departed the runway and shed its right main landing gear before coming to a stop.

May 4, 2010 - 8:09am

Dassault is about to receive certification of a “nose-up autobrake” feature to further cut Falcon 2000 series landing distances, chief test pilot Philippe Deleume told AIN here at EBACE 2010. The result is a landing distance approximately 150 feet shorter. The new system will help the aircraft (in its DX, EX and LX versions) meet London City airport requirements.

February 24, 2010 - 6:40am

Cessna 550 Citation II, Salt Lake City, Utah, March 29, 2009–During landing roll at Salt Lake City International Airport at the end of a Part 91 flight, N44FR skidded off the runway when the right main landing gear retracted, causing substantial damage to the aircraft but no injuries to the three people on board.

February 18, 2010 - 6:07am

The Federal Aviation Administration has proposed fining Dallas-based American Eagle Airlines for alleged safety violations. The most recent case involves what the FAA called improper repairs on landing gear doors on four Bombardier CRJ700 jets. The agency has proposed a $2.9 million civil penalty for the alleged violations.

January 29, 2010 - 6:27am

Cessna 560XL, White Plains, N.Y., April 15, 2008–The Citation Excel was landing at Westchester County Airport when the left landing gear collapsed, followed immediately by the nose and right gears. The twinjet skidded for approximately 960 feet and incurred substantial damage to the lower fuselage before coming to a stop on the runway near Taxiway C.

January 29, 2010 - 6:26am

Cessna 560XL, White Plains, N.Y., April 15, 2008–The Citation Excel was landing at Westchester County Airport when the left landing gear collapsed, followed immediately by the nose and right gears. The twinjet skidded for approximately 960 feet and incurred substantial damage to the lower fuselage before coming to a stop on the runway near Taxiway C.

 
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