Cessna 750 Citation X, New York, N.Y., April 3, 2008–The Citation X ran off the runway on landing at John F. Kennedy International Airport because of the copilot’s failure to maintain directional control during the landing roll. A contributing factor was a loss of system A hydraulic fluid for undetermined reasons and the flight crew’s failure to follow the checklist sequence.
Hawker Beechcraft King Air C90, Baton Rouge, La., April 25, 2008–Structural failure of the right main landing gear torque knee caused the King Air’s gear to collapse on landing at Baton Rouge Metropolitan Airport, the NTSB determined. Failure to inspect the torque knee at the designated 1,000-hour interval, as required by AD 2002-01-10, was a contributing factor.
Cessna 560 Citation Ultra, North Canton, Ohio, Dec. 17, 2006–The NTSB blamed the landing accident of the Citation Ultra on the rupture of the hydraulic pressure hose assembly, caused by internal wear between the hose’s fire sleeve and stainless steel braid, and the failure of the emergency landing gear extension assembly to deploy the right main landing gear.
An amateur video broadcast by the BBC shows a fierce fire burning near the main landing gear of an Air Dolomiti ATR 72 at Munich Airport in Germany on Sunday, August 24, as the passen-gers and crew evacuate the aircraft.
Beech King Air 200C, Coffs Harbour Aerodrome, New South Wales, Australia, May 15, 2003–At 10:50 a.m. UTC, King Air VH-AMR’s left main landing gear separated after hitting the ocean during an instrument approach to Coffs Harbour Aerodrome in New South Wales. Royal Flying Doctor Service of Victoria, Australia, was operating the airplane under the provisions of Australian civil aviation regulations.
Hawker Beechcraft King Air B200, Travis AFB, Calif., May 16, 2008–The accident was caused by the pilot’s inadvertently raising the King Air’s landing gear on landing, according to the NTSB. The pilot explained that the J-hook that locks in place over
the landing-gear handle was engaging and disengaging and he mistakenly raised the landing gear instead of the flaps.
Rockwell Commander 690B, Baker City, Ore., June 24, 2008–The Commander’s right main landing gear collapsed on landing at Baker City Municipal Airport. The pilot told the NTSB that this was “the first flight after the airplane had come out of a five-year landing-gear maintenance inspection.” The landing-gear boss, which houses the clevis attached to the right main landing-gear hydraulic actuator, was found to be fractured.
Cessna 750 Citation X, New York, N.Y., April 3, 2008–On landing at John F. Kennedy International Airport, the copilot of WM Aviation’s Citation X said he did not have nosewheel steering, brakes or any feeling of engine thrust reverse at about 80 knots. Despite emergency air brake application, the jet veered off the runway and collided with a dirt divider, shearing off the left main landing gear and buckling the nosegear.
Bombardier expressed “regrets” about a March 13, 2007, accident involving a Q400 turboprop at Japan’s Kochi Airport after the Japanese Aircraft and Railway Accidents Investigation Commission (JARAIC) in late May found that a missing bolt caused the airplane’s nose landing gear door to jam, forcing a gear-up landing. None of the 60 passengers and crew aboard the ANA/Air Central flight sustained injuries in the accident.
Cessna has chosen Smiths Aerospace to provide the hydraulic actuation and display systems for the new Citation CJ3 jet announced here at NBAA on Monday. Initial deliveries of the equipment will begin in 2004 with full production to start two years later. Smiths (Booth No. 4357) expects the deal to result in $20 million in sales through the life of the program.