Thursday, April 30, 2015

Mooney M20J 201, LBI Inc., N5812T: Incident occurred April 29, 2015 at Martha's Vineyard Airport (KMVY), Vineyard Haven, Massachusetts

Regis#: N5812T
Aircraft Make: MOONEY
Aircraft Model: M20J
Event Type: Incident
Highest Injury: None
Damage: Unknown
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
FAA FSDO: FAA Boston FSDO-61
City: VINEYARD HAVEN
State: Massachusetts

AIRCRAFT ON LANDING, GEAR COLLAPSED, VINEYARD HAVEN, MA

LBI INC:  http://registry.faa.gov/N5812T




The pilot of a Mooney M20J 201 plane with two passengers aboard landed at Martha’s Vineyard Airport Wednesday afternoon without the plane’s retractable landing gear lowered, without incident or injuries. 

The control tower reported that a plane had landed without its wheels down, and the crash alarm was sounded, airport manager Sean Flynn told The Times. 

When fire personnel responded, all three occupants were safely out of the plane, which was resting upright on the runway.

Mr. Flynn said the pilot had traveled from an airport in Connecticut on a day trip. He said he could not speculate on the cause of the accident, which would be the subject of an FAA investigation.

Mr. Flynn said there are mechanisms that alert a pilot whether the gear is up or down.

Original article can be found here: http://www.mvtimes.com

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