Thursday, December 29, 2016

Cessna 310, Mustang Sally Aviation, N488SS: Incident occurred December 29, 2016 at Long Beach Airport (KLGB), Los Angeles, California

MUSTANG SALLY AVIATION LLC: http://registry.faa.gov/N488SS 

FAA Flight Standards District Office: LONG BEACH

LANDING WITH NOSE LANDING GEAR RETRACTED.

Date: 28-DEC-16
Time: 22:55:00Z
Regis#: N488SS
Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Aircraft Model: 310
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: SUBSTANTIAL
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: LONG BEACH

State: CALIFORNIA

AIRCRAFT NOSE GEAR FAILED TO LOCK IN DOWN POSITION RESULTING IN GEAR UP LANDING. PILOT HAD NOTIFIED ATC OF SYSTEM FAILURE; ARFF ALERTED.

Date: 29-DEC-16
Time: 22:55:00Z
Regis#: N488SS
Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Aircraft Model: 310
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: UNKNOWN
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: LONG BEACH
State: CALIFORNIA



The pilot of a twin-engine plane made an emergency, gear-up landing at the Long Beach Airport Thursday afternoon after experiencing mechanical issues.

The unidentified pilot, who was the only person on board, was not injured during the touch down that took place at about 3:00PM, said airport spokeswoman Cassie Chauvel.

The incident began when the pilot of the small aircraft informed the LGB tower of mechanical problems and circled for about 20 minutes in an attempt to fix the issue, said Long Beach Fire Department (LBFD) spokesman Mark Miller. The pilot was unable to solve the issue and instead landed without the plane’s rear landing gear completely lowered.

The pilot was able to land safely and walk away from the plane, Miller said. There was no fire or fuel spill but authorities were still on the runway Thursday afternoon in search of any major damage to the road.

Authorities did not say what airport the pilot departed from or the original destination.

Source:   http://lbpost.com



A small plane had a rough landing at Long Beach Airport Thursday afternoon when its landing gear didn’t properly deploy, but nobody was hurt, according to authorities.

The twin-engine Cessna touched town with its rear wheels still up shortly before 3 p.m., Long Beach Fire Department spokesman Capt. Mark Miller said.

The plane’s pilot had warned the control tower he was having mechanical problems, and the fire department sent engines and ambulances in preparation for a crash, but they turned out to be unneeded, Miller said.

There was no fire or fuel spill, and the pilot walked away unhurt, he said.

The pilot was the only person aboard, airport spokeswoman Cassie Chauvel said.

Crews moved the plane and were still working around 3:30 p.m. to make sure the runway wasn’t damaged, Miller said.

Because the plane landed on a runway not used for commercial flights, the incident didn’t cause any delays for travelers, according to Chauvel.

Source:  http://www.presstelegram.com

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