BMG AVIATION INC: http://registry.faa.gov/N9281R
FAA Flight Standards District Office: FAA Indianapolis FSDO-11
NTSB Identification: GAA16CA226
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Friday, May 06, 2016 in Bloomington, IN
Probable Cause Approval Date: 08/03/2016
Aircraft: CESSNA TR182, registration: N9281R
Injuries: 2 Uninjured.
NTSB investigators used data provided by various entities, including, but not limited to, the Federal Aviation Administration and/or the operator and did not travel in support of this investigation to prepare this aircraft accident report.
According to the pilot of the retractable landing gear airplane, he retracted the landing gear after departure, however, the landing gear warning horn continued to sound. After multiple extensions and retractions in hopes of correcting the issue, he decided to continue the flight with the landing gear extended. The pilot reported that he made an approach at his destination airport, bounced the landing, and taxied to parking. He reported the aforementioned events to the operator, and further inspection revealed substantial damage to the firewall.
Further inspection by the operator's mechanics, accompanied by the Federal Aviation Administration Aviation Safety Inspector, revealed that the landing gear warning horn sounded in the retracted position, as a result of an intermittent fault in the throttle position micro-switch.
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident as follows:
The pilot's failure to maintain the airplane's descent rate resulting in a hard landing, and subsequent substantial damage to the firewall.