Monday, September 19, 2016

Seawind 3000, N57TJ: Accident occurred September 18, 2016 in Renton, King County, Washington

FAA Flight Standards District Office:  FAA Seattle FSDO-01

NTSB Identification: WPR16LA187
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Sunday, September 18, 2016 in Renton, WA
Aircraft: JURCAN Seawind 3000, registration: N57TJ
Injuries: 1 Minor.

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 18, 2016, about 1500 Pacific daylight time, a Jurcan Seawind 3000 airplane, N57TJ, impacted a runway sign after landing with a landing gear malfunction at the Renton Municipal Airport (RNT), Renton, Washington. The pilot (sole occupant) sustained minor injuries and the airplane sustained substantial damage to the left wing. The airplane was registered to, and operated by, the pilot as a personal flight under 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed at the time of the accident, and no flight plan was filed. The airplane departed from Lampson Field Airport (1O2) Lakeport, California at 1040.

The pilot reported that after departing from 1O2 he observed that the landing gear indicator lights showed the right main landing gear extended with the nose and left main landing gear retracted. He proceeded to RNT where the control tower confirmed the airplane's abnormal configuration. The pilot attempted to extend the nose and left main landing gears, or retract the right main landing gear using both the regular and emergency systems, however, to no avail. The pilot landed the airplane onto the runway; the airplane slid to the left and exited the runway surface before it impacted a runway sign and came to rest. 

The airplane has been recovered to a secure location for further examination.

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