Saturday, January 7, 2012

Cessna 172, N6335V: Aircraft nose gear collapsed on landing causing it to go off the side of the runway - John Wayne-Orange County Airport (KSNA) Santa Ana, California

 
An Orange County Fire Authority firefighter walks along as a crane moves a Cessna 172 in a sling to a repair shop. Crash units and Sheriff's deputies responded after the nose gear of the small plane collapsed when the it landed on Runway 19L at John Wayne Airport.








The nose gear of a Cessna 172 collapsed when the plane landed on a runway at John Wayne Airport on Thursday afternoon, but the two people on board were not injured, officials said.

The incident was reported about 12:40 p.m. when air traffic controllers watched the nose gear collapse and the plane go off the side of the runway, Federal Aviation Administration spokesman Ian Gregor said.


The plane landed on runway 19L and ended up in a grassy area. The pilot and passenger on board were uninjured, Gregor said.

It appears the pilot had some trouble with the gears and wound up veering off the runway and into a grassy area, said John Wayne Airport spokeswoman Jenny Wedge.

Regis#: 6335V        Make/Model: C172      Description: 172, P172, R172, Skyhawk, Hawk XP, Cutla
  Date: 01/05/2012     Time: 2040

  Event Type: Incident   Highest Injury: None     Mid Air: N    Missing: N
  Damage: Minor

LOCATION
  City: SANTA ANA   State: CA   Country: US

DESCRIPTION
  AIRCRAFT NOSE GEAR COLLAPSED ON LANDING CAUSING IT TO GO OFF THE SIDE OF 
  THE RUNWAY. SANTA ANA, CA

INJURY DATA      Total Fatal:   0
                 # Crew:   1     Fat:   0     Ser:   0     Min:   0     Unk:    
                 # Pass:   1     Fat:   0     Ser:   0     Min:   0     Unk:    
                 # Grnd:         Fat:   0     Ser:   0     Min:   0     Unk:    


OTHER DATA
  Activity: Unknown      Phase: Landing      Operation: OTHER


  FAA FSDO: LONG BEACH, CA  (WP05)                Entry date: 01/06/2012 

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