14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Saturday, May 16, 2015 in Carlsbad, CA
Aircraft: RAYTHEON AIRCRAFT COMPANY B200, registration: N505SP
Injuries: 1 Uninjured.
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On May 16, 2015, at 1548, Pacific daylight time (PDT), a Beech King Air B200, N505SP, landed gear up at Mc Clellan-Palomar Airport (CRQ), Carlsbad, California. The owner/pilot was operating the airplane under the provisions of 14 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Part 91. The commercial pilot, the sole occupant of the airplane, was not injured; the airplane sustained substantial damage to the wing structure. The cross-country personal flight departed Palm Springs, California, about 1515, with a planned destination of Santa Ana, California. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed, and no flight plan had been filed.
The pilot reported that about 10 minutes after takeoff he experienced a loss of electrical power. The pilot was able to maintain VFR conditions on top of the clouds and proceeded to fly westbound until reaching the coastline, at which time he turned southbound. As he flew towards Carlsbad he was able to recover some radio operations. He obtained a green light to land from the ATC tower personnel at CRQ. The pilot related that he did not realize his landing gear was retracted until it was too late and he was committed to land.
Witnesses reported that the airplane approached the runway faster than a normal and the gear was still retracted.
CBS News 8 - San Diego, CA News Station - KFMB Channel 8
CARLSBAD (CBS 8) - A plane reportedly made a hard landing at Palomar Airport Saturday afternoon.
The King Air 200 may have had landing gear issues before touching down on the runway. Emergency crews are on the scene.
There are no reports of any injuries.
The airport has been closed until further notice.