Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Cessna 560XL Citation Excel, N503UP, registered to Textron Financial Corp and operated by the Gama Aviation Inc: Accident occurred August 28, 2017 at San Jose International Airport (KSJC), California

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

Additional Participating Entity:
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; San Jose, California

Aviation Incident Preliminary Report - National Transportation Safety Board: https://app.ntsb.gov/pdf

Registered to Textron Financial Corp

Operated by the Gama Aviation Inc

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http://registry.faa.gov/N503UP  

NTSB Identification: WPR17IA189
Nonscheduled 14 CFR Part 135: Air Taxi & Commuter
Incident occurred Monday, August 28, 2017 in San Jose, CA
Aircraft: CESSNA 560XL, registration: N503UP
Injuries: 5 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 used data provided by various sources and may not have traveled in support of this investigation to prepare this aircraft incident report.

On August 28, 2017, about 1900 Pacific daylight time, a Cessna 560XL, N503UP, veered to the right during landing roll at the Norman Y. Mineta San Jose International Airport (SJC), San Jose, California. The pilot subsequently corrected to the runway centerline and came to a stop on the taxiway. The two airline transport pilots and three passengers were not injured. The airplane sustained minor damage to the right wing main wheel well area. The airplane was registered to Textron Financial Corp., and operated by the Gama Aviation Inc., under the provisions of 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 135 as an on-demand air taxi flight. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed and an instrument flight rules flight plan was filed. The flight originated at Tucson International Airport (TUS), Tucson, Arizona, with a destination of SJC.

The flight crew reported that during the landing roll, the airplane veered to the right and the pilot corrected back to the runway centerline. They thought it was a flat tire on the right main landing gear due to the veering during landing roll and the right wing was positioned lower than the left. They completed the flight by parking on a taxiway, clear of the runway. The tower controller was contacted to report their situation and to ask for assistance in relocating the airplane. After the passengers disembarked and the luggage removed from the airplane, the flight crew examined the damage to the landing gear and right wing.

Initial examination of the airplane by a Federal Aviation Administration inspector revealed that the aft portion of the right main landing gear trunnion pivot pin was not in place. The separated aft portion of the right main gear trunnion protruded through the top of the wing and the landing gear strut and wheel were positioned out and aft in about a 45-degree angle from its original position. The trunnion pivot pin remained in the rear support and the pivot pin retaining bolt that was intended to restrain the pivot pin was in place and secured with a nut and cotter pin.

The wreckage was recovered to a secure location for further examination.

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