Thursday, December 18, 2014

Cessna 310J, N700MA: Accident occurred December 18, 2014 at San Antonio International Airport (KSAT), Texas

NTSB Identification: CEN15LA089
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Thursday, December 18, 2014 in San Antonio, TX
Probable Cause Approval Date: 01/05/2016
Aircraft: CESSNA 310J, registration: N700MA
Injuries: 3 Uninjured.

NTSB investigators may not have traveled in support of this investigation and used data provided by various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

The pilot reported that, after departure, he noticed that the landing gear did not retract as usual. He began to troubleshoot the problem and actuated the gear-down lever. The landing gear did not extend, and the green landing gear light in the cockpit did not illuminate. He recycled the landing gear, but the gear still did not extend. The pilot continued to the destination airport and asked an air traffic controller to observe the position of the landing gear. The controller reported that the gear appeared to be down and cleared the flight to land. During the end of the landing roll, the left landing gear retracted, which resulted in substantial damage to the left wing spar. Postaccident examination of the airplane revealed that the landing gear compartment was dirty and covered in oil and debris. However, the examination did not reveal the reason for the landing gear retraction.

The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident as follows:

The retraction of the left main landing gear after landing for reasons that could not be determined during postaccident examinations.

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