Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Cessna TR182, N4657S: Accident occurred October 31, 2016 in Watertown, Jefferson County, New York


FAA Flight Standards District Office: FAA Albany FSDO-01

NTSB Identification: ERA17LA033
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Monday, October 31, 2016 in Watertown, NY
Aircraft: CESSNA TR182, registration: N4657S
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 October 31, 2016, about 1620 eastern daylight time, a Cessna TR182, N4657S, was substantially damaged when the main landing gear collapsed while landing at Watertown International Airport (ART), Watertown, New York. The commercial pilot was not injured. No flight plan was filed for the personal flight that originated at Massena International Airport (MSS) Massena, New York. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed for the personal flight conducted under 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91.

The pilot reported to a Federal Aviation Administration inspector that before landing he observed a green light indicating that the landing gear were down. During landing, the right main landing gear collapsed, followed by the left main landing gear. The airplane veered off the left side of runway 28, resulting in substantial damage to the fuselage, elevator, and right horizontal stabilizer.

The wreckage was retained for further examination.

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