National Transportation Safety Board - Aviation Accident Preliminary Report: http://app.ntsb.gov/pdf
FAA Flight Standards District Office: FAA Riverside FSDO-21
NTSB Identification: WPR17LA017
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Sunday, November 06, 2016 in Twentynine Palms, CA
Aircraft: CESSNA T210, registration: N6702R
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 November 6, 2016, about 0900 Pacific standard time, a Cessna T210F, N6702R, departed the runway after the right main landing gear collapsed during a precautionary landing at Crosswinds Airport, Twentynine Palms, California. The airplane was registered to and operated by the pilot under the provisions of 14 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Part 91. The private pilot was not injured, and the airplane sustained substantial damage to the right wing and firewall during the accident sequence. The flight departed Twentynine Palms about 0855, with a planned destination of Laughlin/Bullhead International Airport, Bullhead City, Arizona. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed and no flight plan had been filed.
The pilot reported that after takeoff he retracted the landing gear, but the amber lights indicating it had been stowed did not illuminate, and the landing gear doors remained open. He cycled the landing gear control to the down position, and visually observed the gear extend, however the gear lights did not turn green. He then operated the emergency gear extension handle, but still did not receive an indication that the gear had safely extended. He elected to return to the airport for a precautionary landing, and during the landing roll the right main landing gear collapsed. The airplane departed the runway and struck a ditch, collapsing the nose landing gear, and damaging the right wing.