Thursday, December 28, 2017

Mooney M20C Ranger, N5593Q: Incident occurred December 28, 2017 at Casa Grande Municipal Airport (KCGZ), Pinal County, Arizona

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Scottsdale, Arizona

Aircraft landed gear up.

Date: 28-DEC-17

Time: 18:52:00Z
Regis#: N5593Q
Aircraft Make: MOONEY
Aircraft Model: M20C
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: MINOR
Activity: UNKNOWN
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91

CASA GRANDE — Police said no one was injured when a small plane made a hard landing at Casa Grande Municipal Airport Thursday.

Casa Grande Police Chief Mark McCrory said the pilot was out of the plane and walking when first responders arrived. The man, whose name or age wasn't known, reportedly failed to put his landing gear down upon descent.

The call came in shortly before noon, said Joe Jett, airport manager.

Jett said the Mooney M20C Ranger landed with his landing gear up and slid down the runway for about 450 feet before stopping. The plane sustained minor physical damage and no damage was done to the runway.

"It just took a while to clean up," Jett said.

The plane was towed off of the runway. Jett said the Federal Aviation Administration will conduct an investigation, as is protocol.

The flight originated in Kingman, Jett said.

Original article can be found here ➤

1 comment:

  1. A little more than minor damage. ~$60K.

    Sorry to hear. I could make the same mistake.