Monday, September 19, 2016

Piper PA-28R-201 Cherokee Arrow III, Bowling Green Flight Center LLC, N786BG: Accident occurred September 13, 2016 in Bowling Green, Wood County, Ohio

BOWLING GREEN FLIGHT CENTER LLC:   http://registry.faa.gov/N786BG

FAA Flight Standards District Office: FAA Cleveland FSDO-25

NTSB Identification: CEN16LA374
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Tuesday, September 13, 2016 in Bowling Green, OH
Aircraft: PIPER PA-28R-201, registration: N786BG
Injuries: 1 Uninjured.

This is preliminary information, subject to change, and may contain errors. Any errors in this report will be corrected when the final report has been completed. NTSB investigators may not have traveled in support of this investigation and used data provided by various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

On September 13, 2016, about 0840 eastern daylight time, the right main landing gear on a Piper PA-28R-201, N786GB, collapsed as the airplane was taxiing from landing at the Wood County Airport (1G0), Bowling Green, Ohio. The instructor and student pilot were not injured. The airplane was substantially damaged. The airplane was registered to and operated by Bowling Green Flight Center, LLC, Bowling Green, Ohio, under the provisions of 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 as an instructional flight. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed at the time of the accident, and no flight plan had been filed. The local flight originated from 1G0 approximately 0800.


Preliminary information indicates the pilots had been practicing touch-and-go landings in the airport traffic pattern. The landing gear circuit breaker opened and it was reset. When the landing gear was lowered, the landing gear circuit breaker opened again. The airplane made a low pass over the airport and the crew was advised that the landing gear appeared to be down and locked. The airplane landed and as it was taxiing to the ramp, the right main landing gear collapsed. Post-accident examination revealed the rear fuselage bulkhead was cracked.

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