Saturday, February 7, 2015

Piper PA-24-250 Comanche, N6086P: Incident occurred February 06, 2015 at Rapid City Regional Airport (KRAP), South Dakota

Regis#:    N6086P
Aircraft Make:    PIPER
Aircraft Model:    PA24
Event Type:    Incident
Highest Injury:    None
Damage:    Unknown
City:   RAPID CITY
State:    South Dakota
Flight Phase:   LANDING (LDG)
FAA Flight Standards District Office:  FAA Rapid City FSDO-27

AIRCRAFT LANDED GEAR UP, RAPID CITY, SD

ALEN ENTERPRISES INC DBA: http://registry.faa.govN6086P 


 Both the pilot and passenger were able to walk away when after an electrical system failure forced a plane to land at Rapid City Regional Airport without landing gear at 7:30 Friday night. 

The Rapid City Fire Department says the plane was en route from Wyoming to Wisconsin when the electrical system failed about 80 miles outside of Rapid City, shutting down on-board computers and access to landing gear. 

With no radio, the pilot had to land without notifying the airport tower and employee saw sparks flying from the underside of the aircraft at it skidded to a stop on the runway.

The fire department says the pilot had only airspeed and altitude indicators available and they used their iPads to navigate to a landing place. 

Story and photo:  http://www.blackhillsfox.com




RAPID CITY, SD - Two people walked away from a crash landing at Rapid City Regional Airport Friday night.

Fire officials say their single-engine prop plane's electrical system failed about 80 miles outside of Rapid City.  

The failure shut down on-board computers so the pilot couldn't deploy the plane's landing gear.

Airport tower workers saw sparks fly underneath the plane as it skidded to a stop on the runway.

The husband and wife on board were checked out by medical crews at the scene.

They were en route from Wyoming to Wisconsin when the electrical failure happened.

Officials say they used their iPads to find a safe place to land.

Story: http://www.keloland.com

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