Thursday, August 02, 2012

Beech S35, N5874J: Aircraft landed gear up - Galveston, Texas

  Regis#: 5874J        Make/Model: BE35      Description: 35 Bonanza
  Date: 08/02/2012     Time: 2110

  Event Type: Accident   Highest Injury: None     Mid Air: N    Missing: N
  Damage: Substantial

  City: GALVESTON   State: TX   Country: US


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

  Activity: Business      Phase: Landing      Operation: OTHER

  FAA FSDO: HOUSTON, TX  (SW09)                   Entry date: 08/03/2012 

GALVESTON, TX (KTRK) -- There were two close calls for pilots in Galveston and west Houston Thursday afternoon.

At Scholes Field in Galveston, the landing gear of a small plane apparently malfunctioned, forcing the pilot to make a belly landing there.

The pilot had to put it down without its wheels. The belly landing was a success. The pilot, who was the only one on the plane, walked away OK.

It was the second problem involving a small plane Thursday. Earlier in the morning near West Houston Airport, a plane lost power during takeoff and never got off the ground. It hit a street sing and ended up in a ditch at the end of the runway. The pilot and the passenger were not hurt.

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