Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Piper PA-24-260, N9020P: Accident occurred September 26, 2017 at Whiteman Airport (KWHP), Pacoima, California

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

Additional Participating Entity:
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Van Nuys, California

Aviation Accident Preliminary Report - National Transportation Safety Board:

NTSB Identification: WPR17LA217
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Tuesday, September 26, 2017 in Los Angeles, CA
Aircraft: PIPER PA-24-260, registration: N9020P
Injuries: 1 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 September 26, 2017, at 1638 Pacific daylight time, a Piper PA-24-260 (Comanche), N9020P, sustained substantial damage following a landing gear collapse at Whiteman Airport, Los Angeles, California. The airplane was registered to, and operated by, the pilot under the provisions of 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91. The private pilot, the sole occupant, was not injured. The local personal flight departed from Camarillo, California about 1600 with a planned destination of Whiteman. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed, and no flight plan had been filed.

The pilot reported that he lowered the landing gear while preparing to land on runway 12. He stated that after lowering the gear, he felt the airplane's drag increase but could not remember if he got a confirmation they were down and locked from the indicator light. He further stated the landing flare was normal and the airplane touched down on the main landing gear. Thereafter, the nose gear settled toward the runway and as the airplane continued on the landing roll, all three gear collapsed. The airplane incurred structural damage to the fuselage.

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