Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Beechcraft 76 Duchess, Ari-Ben Aviator, Inc., N6003Y: Incident occurred February 13, 2017 at St Lucie County International Airport (KFPR), Fort Pierce, St. Lucie County, Florida

Ari-Ben Aviator, Inc: http://registry.faa.gov/N6003Y 

FAA Flight Standards District Office: Orlando

Aircraft landed gear up.

Date: 14-FEB-17
Time: 02:45:00Z
Regis#: N6003Y
Aircraft Make: BEECH
Aircraft Model: BE76
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Activity: UNKNOWN
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)

ST. LUCIE COUNTY — A plane skidded as it landed Monday night at Treasure Coast International Airport and Business Park after a landing gear malfunction, according to statements in a St. Lucie County Sheriff’s report released Tuesday.

The 26-year-old pilot told a deputy that as she was landing, the landing gear retracted into the Beechcraft 76 Duchess belly, and the aircraft skidded for about 100 yards before stopping.

The incident was reported about 10 p.m. at the airport in the 3000 block of Curtis King Boulevard.

The 21-year-old passenger/instructor told investigators “the landing gear gave out,” the report said. She said the plane sustained significant damage.

There were no injuries, according to Brenda Stokes, St. Lucie County Fire District spokeswoman.

The airport manager notified the Federal Aviation Administration and National Transportation Safety Board, the report said.

Source:  http://www.tcpalm.com


Anonymous said...

Surprise surprise, Ari-Ben in the news again

Anonymous said...

Hard landings cost about 90K