Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Cessna 177B, N34413: Accident occurred September 11, 2017 at Lawrence Smith Memorial Airport (KLRY), Cass County, Missouri

Additional Participating Entity:
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Kansas City, Missouri

Aviation Accident Factual Report - National Transportation Safety Board: https://app.ntsb.gov/pdf


NTSB Identification: GAA17CA532
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Monday, September 11, 2017 in Harrisonville, MO
Aircraft: CESSNA 177, registration: N34413
Injuries: 2 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 reported that, during takeoff, he heard a "bang" and "it felt as though the airplane hit a brick wall [deer]". He added that, during the climb, he examined the engine instruments, which appeared normal. About 800 ft above ground, he looked out the left pilot side window and observed the fixed left main landing gear was "oddly positioned up next to [the] seat/door". The pilot reported that he contacted air traffic control, declared an emergency, and performed a "gear up" landing at the destination airport.

The airplane sustained substantial damage to the left stabilizer.

The pilot reported that there were no preaccident mechanical failures or malfunctions with the airplane that would have precluded normal operation.

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