Monday, December 18, 2017

Piaggio P.180 Avanti, N141JT: Accident occurred December 18, 2017 at Georgetown Municipal Airport (KGTU), Williamson County, Texas

Additional Participating Entity:
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; San Antonio, Texas

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

http://registry.faa.gov/N141JT 

Aviation Accident Factual Report - National Transportation Safety Board

Location: Georgetown, TX
Accident Number: CEN18CA058
Date & Time: 12/18/2017, 0745 CST
Registration: N141JT
Aircraft: Piaggio P.180
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Defining Event: Landing gear collapse
Injuries: 2 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Personal

The pilot said he was flying the RNAV (GPS) runway 36 approach in 3 miles visibility. He said the wind was from 070° at 9 knots. At 50 feet above the missed approach point (MAP), the runway was sighted. He said he was slightly right of runway centerline and there was a right crosswind as well. When the right main landing gear contacted the runway, it folded under the body and the airplane came to a stop.

According to the Federal Aviation Administration inspector who examined the accident site, the pilot made a hard landing that caused the right main landing gear to collapse. The airplane exited the right side of the runway onto the grass about 1,000 feet from the end of the runway. Further examination of the airplane revealed no mechanical anomalies or malfunctions that would have resulted in the landing gear collapse. Visibility and wind as reported by the airport's AWOS-3 (Automated Weather Observing System), was 0.25 miles and 100° at 4 knots.

Pilot Information

Certificate: Airline Transport; Commercial
Age: 69, Male
Airplane Rating(s): Multi-engine Land; Single-engine Land; Single-engine Sea
Seat Occupied: Left
Other Aircraft Rating(s): Helicopter
Restraint Used: 
Instrument Rating(s):  Airplane
Second Pilot Present: Yes
Instructor Rating(s): Airplane Multi-engine; Airplane Single-engine; Helicopter; Instrument Airplane
Toxicology Performed: No
Medical Certification: Class 2 Without Waivers/Limitations
Last FAA Medical Exam: 03/30/2017
Occupational Pilot: Yes
Last Flight Review or Equivalent: 05/14/2017
Flight Time:   (Estimated) 19811 hours (Total, all aircraft), 812 hours (Total, this make and model), 19631 hours (Pilot In Command, all aircraft), 46 hours (Last 90 days, all aircraft), 20 hours (Last 30 days, all aircraft)

Pilot-Rated Passenger Information

Certificate: Airline Transport; Flight Instructor; Commercial
Age: 51, Male
Airplane Rating(s): Multi-engine Land; Single-engine Land
Seat Occupied: Right
Other Aircraft Rating(s):
Restraint Used: 3-point
Instrument Rating(s): Airplane
Second Pilot Present: Yes
Instructor Rating(s): Airplane Multi-engine; Airplane Single-engine; Instrument Airplane
Toxicology Performed: No
Medical Certification: Class 2 With Waivers/Limitations
Last FAA Medical Exam: 09/05/2017
Occupational Pilot: No
Last Flight Review or Equivalent:
Flight Time:  3100 hours (Total, all aircraft), 25 hours (Total, this make and model) 

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Manufacturer: Piaggio
Registration: N141JT
Model/Series: P.180
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Year of Manufacture: 2007
Amateur Built: No
Airworthiness Certificate: Normal
Serial Number: 1141
Landing Gear Type: Retractable - Tricycle
Seats: 9
Date/Type of Last Inspection: 05/22/2017, Continuous Airworthiness
Certified Max Gross Wt.:  12100 lbs
Time Since Last Inspection:
Engines: 2 Turbo Prop
Airframe Total Time:
Engine Manufacturer: Pratt & Whitney
ELT:
Engine Model/Series: PT6A-660
Registered Owner:  Conway Aviation Sales and Leasing, LLC
Rated Power:  850
Operator: On file
Operating Certificate(s) Held: None 

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site: Instrument Conditions
Condition of Light: Day
Observation Facility, Elevation: KGTU, 790 ft msl
Observation Time: 0754 CST
Distance from Accident Site: 0 Nautical Miles
Direction from Accident Site:
Lowest Cloud Condition:
Temperature/Dew Point: 9°C / 9°C
Lowest Ceiling: Overcast / 300 ft agl
Visibility:  0.25 Miles
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 4 knots, 100°
Visibility (RVR):
Altimeter Setting: 30.18 inches Hg
Visibility (RVV):
Precipitation and Obscuration:
Departure Point: Dallas, TX (KADS)
Type of Flight Plan Filed: IFR
Destination: Georgetown, TX (KGTU)
Type of Clearance: IFR
Departure Time: 0720 CST
Type of Airspace: Class D

Airport Information

Airport: Georgetown Municipal (KGTU)
Runway Surface Type: Asphalt
Airport Elevation: 790 ft
Runway Surface Condition: Wet
Runway Used: 36
IFR Approach: Global Positioning System
Runway Length/Width: 5004 ft / 100 ft
VFR Approach/Landing: Full Stop

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 2 None
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 2 None
Latitude, Longitude:  30.678333, -97.400000 (est)

WILLIAMSON COUNTY, TEXAS - The Federal Aviation Administration is investigating a small plane accident after its landing gear collapsed while it was touching down at the Georgetown Municipal Airport Monday morning.

According to the Federal Aviation Administration, a Piaggio P.180 Avanti slid off the right side of the runway and into the grass after its right main gear collapsed.

Officials said the plane stopped about 1,000 feet from the end of the runway.

Two people were onboard the flight but none were injured.

Original article can be found here ➤ http://www.kvue.com

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