Aircraft Make: MOONEY
Aircraft Model: M20G
Event Type: Incident
Highest Injury: None
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
FAA Flight Standards District Office: FAA Scottsdale FSDO-07
AIRCRAFT LANDED GEAR UP AND STRUCK THE PROPELLER, COTTONWOOD, ARIZONA.
A Cottonwood pilot escaped injury after he forgot to lower the landing gear on his Mooney M20G aircraft Monday morning.
Cottonwood police and fire were called to the Cottonwood Airport on a report of an airplane crash at 9:58 a.m. Monday, according to a news release from the City of Cottonwood.
On arrival, units found the aircraft sitting on runway 32, the news release stated.
The pilot, James Gray of Cottonwood, was out of the plane and said that he was unhurt.
According to the city's news release, Mr. Gray said that as he was landing on runway 32, he forgot to lower his landing gear.
The aircraft landed and skidded about 585 feet before coming to a stop.
The plane sustained damage to the undercarriage and to the prop. The plane was lifted up by a crane and the gear was lowered.
The plane was then towed off the runway.
The investigation will be handled by the National Transportation Safety Board.
The airport runway was closed for about one hour before reopening.
Original article can be found here: http://verdenews.com
Cottonwood police and fire officials responded to a report of a Mooney M20G airplane crash about 10 a.m. Monday and found pilot James Gray, of Cottownwood, unhurt, according to a city press release.
Gray's plane skidded about 585 feet before it came to a stop, sustaining damage to the undercarriage and prop, officials said.
The plane was towed away, and the runway was closed for about an hour before reopening, officials said.
The crash investigation will be handled by the National Transportation Safety Board.
Original article can be found here: http://www.azcentral.com