Monday, March 20, 2017

Cessna R182 Skylane RG, Flyco Inc., N747AB: Accident occurred March 18, 2017 at Colorado Springs Airport (KCOS), El Paso County, Colorado

Aviation Accident Final Report - National Transportation Safety Board:

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Docket And Docket Items -  National Transportation Safety Board:

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Denver, Colorado 


NTSB Identification: GAA17CA197
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Saturday, March 18, 2017 in Colorado Springs, CO
Probable Cause Approval Date: 05/15/2017
Aircraft: CESSNA R182, registration: N747AB
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.

The pilot of the retractable-landing-gear airplane reported that, during the approach of a simulated 180° power-off landing, he became fixated on his touchdown point and did not complete the landing checklist. He added that he did not look outside to check that the main landing gear was down or to “confirm a green [landing gear position indicator] light.” The airplane landed with the gear retracted.

The airplane sustained substantial damage to the fuselage.

The pilot reported that there were no preaccident mechanical failures or malfunctions with the airframe or engine that would have precluded normal operation.
In a followup e-mail, the pilot reported that he was using an active noise reducing headset during the accident flight. He added that, although the gear warning horn was audible, it did not translate in his brain as a landing gear retracted warning.

The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident as follows:
The pilot’s failure to complete the landing checklist and to extend the landing gear before touchdown.

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