Saturday, April 8, 2017

Cessna 310R, N1362G: Accident occurred April 08, 2017 at Lakeland Linder Regional Airport (KLAL), Polk County, Florida

The National Transportation Safety Board did not travel to the scene of this accident. 

Additional Participating Entity:  
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Orlando, Florida 

Aviation Accident Preliminary Report  -  National Transportation Safety Board:

NTSB Identification: ERA17LA150
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Saturday, April 08, 2017 in South Lakeland, FL
Aircraft: CESSNA 310R, registration: N1362G
Injuries: 2 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 April 8, 2017, about 1140 eastern daylight time, a Cessna 310R, N1362G, sustained substantial damage when the left main landing gear collapsed during landing at Lakeland Linder Regional Airport (LAL), Lakeland, Florida. The commercial pilot and passenger were not injured. The airplane sustained substantial damage. The airplane was registered to and operated by the pilot as a 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 personal flight. Visual meteorological conditions were reported at the airport at the time of the accident and no flight plan was filed. The flight originated from North Perry Airport (HWO), Hollywood, Florida, about 1030 and was destined for LAL.

The pilot stated that he confirmed the landing gear was down and locked prior to landing. He said he landed "perfectly" but as the airplane rolled down the runway, the left wing began to sink. The pilot shut off the left engine, and the airplane veered to the left off the runway onto the grass. The pilot then shut off the right engine. When the airplane came to a stop, the pilot secured the airplane and he and his passenger exited. The airplane was towed to a maintenance facility for further examination. The left wing, and left horizontal stabilizer, and left propeller assembly were substantially damaged.

The pilot held a commercial pilot certificate with ratings for airplane single and multiengine land, and instrument airplane. His last Federal Aviation Administration first-class medical certificate was issued on September 19, 2016. At that time, he reported a total of 4,550 flight hours.

The weather conditions reported at LAL, at 1150, included wind 010° at 4 knots, visibility 10 miles, and clear skies.

LAKELAND, Fla. -- A small plane had a rough landing at the Sun 'n Fun air show at the Lakeland Linder Regional Airport on Saturday.

According to Lakeland Police Department, the 1976 Cessna 310R twin-engine plane's landing gear collapsed after it attempted a landing on Runway 27L around 11:53 a.m. The plane skidded off the runway and went into a safety area.

The plane was carrying pilot Juan G. Villanueva, 68, of Miramar and one passenger. LPD said that neither were injured during the landing.

The runway was closed for nearly an hour as emergency crews responded to the incident. The plane was moved to another location as the Federal Aviation Administration conducts its investigation.

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

You have got to fly 310's "stablized" all the way to round-out, then gently reduce the power to idle! No chopping power and diving to the TDZ. I'm not saying this is what happened here, just giving free ground.

Airline, ATP, CFI - Many, many, many hours traing owner-operators in 310's.

Love that airplane!