Thursday, July 7, 2016

Cessna 172RG Cutlass RG, N5100V: Accident occurred July 01, 2016 in Manhattan, Kansas

FAA Flight Standards District Office: FAA Wichita FSDO-64

NTSB Identification: GAA16CA364
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Friday, July 01, 2016 in Manhattan, KS
Probable Cause Approval Date: 08/31/2016
Aircraft: CESSNA 172RG, registration: N5100V
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.

The pilot reported that he was receiving instruction in an airplane with retractable landing gear. He further reported that during landing, the airplane touched down and began sliding on the concrete runway, and he "knew something was wrong". 

The flight instructor reported that he was the pilot in command of the airplane and that on final both pilots were on the controls. He further reported that he realized there was an issue when he heard metal on pavement.

The airplane impacted the runway with its landing gear retracted, causing substantial damage to the fuselage and bulkhead.

The pilot receiving instruction reported that there were no pre impact mechanical failures or malfunctions with the airframe or engine that would have precluded normal operation. There was a post-accident landing gear aural warning horn check/test conducted, with no maintenance issues found.

The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident as follows:
The flight instructor and pilot receiving instruction's omission to use an appropriate checklist and extend the landing gear prior to landing, which resulted in substantial damage to the aircraft's fuselage and bulkhead.

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