FAA Flight Standards District Office: FAA Birmingham FSDO-09
NTSB Identification: GAA16CA161
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Friday, March 18, 2016 in Huntsville, AL
Probable Cause Approval Date: 06/01/2016
Aircraft: BEECH 58, registration: N358CB
Injuries: 1 Uninjured.
NTSB investigators used data provided by various entities, including, but not limited to, the Federal Aviation Administration and/or the operator and did not travel in support of this investigation to prepare this aircraft accident report.
According to the pilot, after completing the maintenance test flight, he established a normal approach to the runway. However, he reported that he did not extend the landing gear prior to touchdown and the airplane landed with the landing gear retracted. The airplane sustained substantial damage to the left wing, left aileron and the bottom of the fuselage.
The pilot reported that there were no mechanical failures or anomalies with the airplane prior to or during the flight that would have prevented normal flight operation.
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident as follows:
The pilot's failure to extend the landing gear prior to touchdown resulting in a landing with the landing gear retracted and consequent substantial damage.
HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT)- Emergency responders rushed to Huntsville International Airport Friday around 12:50 as the pilot of a private plane reported an issue with nose gear.
Thankfully, airport officials say the plane landed safely.
The airport’s East runway was closed as crews responded.
Spokeswoman Jana Kuner said no flights were delayed because of this because there is another runway to use.
There were a handful of flight delays on Friday afternoon but Kuner says they were not related to the emergency response.
Kuner said the pilot was able to exit the plane uninjured.
There was no medical attention needed, and the heavy response of emergency crews is standard as a precaution.
Original article can be found here: http://whnt.com
HUNTSVILLE, AL (WAFF) - An incident at Huntsville International Airport is impacting air traffic.
There was an incident with the nose gear on a private plane.
The runway is now closed.
According to Huntsville International Airport, the pilot is fine and there are no issues to report at this time.
HMCAA Public Safety was able to manage the event with no outside assistance.
Outgoing flights are delayed.
Airport officials say that the delays are not a result of the accident, it is a coincidence.
HEMSI was called out to the scene but the call was canceled.
Original article can be found here: http://www.waff.com