Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Cessna T210L, Ventana Development Brazos LLC, N210LC: Accident occurred October 18, 2016 at Austin Executive Airport (KEDC), Texas


FAA Flight Standards District Office: FAA San Antonio FSDO-17

NTSB Identification: CEN17LA022
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Tuesday, October 18, 2016 in Pflugerville, TX
Aircraft: CESSNA T210L, registration: N210LC
Injuries: 2 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 October 18, 2016, about 1015 central daylight time, a Cessna T210L airplane, N210LC, registered to Ventana Development Brazos LLC, Bay City, Texas, sustained substantial damage after the right main landing gear collapsed upon landing at the Austin Executive Airport (EDC), Pflugerville, Texas. The private pilot and one passenger were not injured. The cross country flight was being conducted under the provisions of Federal Code of Regulations Part 91. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed in the area and a flight plan was not filed. The flight originated from the Bay City Airport (BYY), Bay City, Texas, about 0915.

According to the pilot, upon approaching EDC, he lowered the landing gear but did not have a down-and-locked indication in the cockpit and utilized the emergency gear extension handle to lower the gear. He asked the tower on UNICOM frequency to visually check that the landing gear was extended as he executed a fly-by down the runway. He said that the tower told him that the landing gear appeared to be extended. The pilot circled and landed. Upon, landing, the right main landing gear collapsed and the airplane skidded off the runway to the right. 

Initial inspection of the airplane by an FAA inspector revealed a hydraulic fluid leak when the system was pressurized when the emergency gear handle was activated and the hydraulic pump circuit breaker was found tripped.

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