Sunday, January 14, 2018

Cessna T210L, N22650, Pro Air Inc: Accident occurred September 20, 2017 at St. George Regional Airport (KSGU), Washington County, Utah

Additional Participating Entity:
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Salt Lake City, Utah

Aviation Accident Final Report - National Transportation Safety Board:

Investigation Docket National Transportation Safety Board: 

Aviation Accident Data Summary - National Transportation Safety Board: 

Pro Air Inc:

Location: St George, UT
Accident Number: GAA17CA543
Date & Time: 09/20/2017, 0900 MDT
Registration: N22650
Aircraft: CESSNA T210
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Defining Event: Landing gear not configured
Injuries: 1 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Personal


The pilot of the retractable-landing-gear airplane reported that he "neglected to lower the landing gear" before landing, and the airplane landed with the landing gear retracted. He added that he had "no recollection of hearing the gear horn."

The airplane sustained substantial damage to the fuselage.

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

Probable Cause and Findings

The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:
The pilot's failure to extend the landing gear before landing. 


Gear extension and retract sys - Not used/operated (Cause)

Personnel issues
Forgotten action/omission - Pilot (Cause)

Factual Information

History of Flight

Landing gear not configured (Defining event)

Pilot Information

Certificate: Private
Age: 77, Male
Airplane Rating(s): Single-engine Land
Seat Occupied: Left
Other Aircraft Rating(s): None
Restraint Used: Lap Only
Instrument Rating(s): Airplane
Second Pilot Present: No
Instructor Rating(s): None
Toxicology Performed: No
Medical Certification: Class 3 With Waivers/Limitations
Last FAA Medical Exam: 01/23/2017
Occupational Pilot: No
Last Flight Review or Equivalent: 04/24/2017
Flight Time: (Estimated) 2270 hours (Total, all aircraft), 1835 hours (Total, this make and model), 11 hours (Last 90 days, all aircraft), 2 hours (Last 30 days, all aircraft) 

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Manufacturer: CESSNA
Registration: N22650
Model/Series: T210 L
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Year of Manufacture: 1972
Amateur Built: No
Airworthiness Certificate: Normal
Serial Number: 21059767
Landing Gear Type: Retractable - Tricycle
Seats: 6
Date/Type of Last Inspection: 09/12/2017, Annual
Certified Max Gross Wt.: 3800 lbs
Time Since Last Inspection:
Engines: 1 Reciprocating
Airframe Total Time: 4367 Hours at time of accident
Engine Manufacturer: Continental
ELT: C91  installed, activated, did not aid in locating accident
Engine Model/Series: TSIO-520-H
Registered Owner: PRO AIR INC
Rated Power: 285 hp
Operator: On file
Operating Certificate(s) Held: None 

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site: Visual Conditions
Condition of Light: Day
Observation Facility, Elevation: KSGU, 2936 ft msl
Observation Time: 1456 UTC
Distance from Accident Site: 0 Nautical Miles
Direction from Accident Site: 308°
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear
Temperature/Dew Point: 20°C / 5°C
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility:  10 Miles
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 3 knots, 260°
Visibility (RVR):
Altimeter Setting: 29.88 inches Hg
Visibility (RVV):
Precipitation and Obscuration: No Obscuration; No Precipitation
Departure Point: St George, UT (SGU)
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Destination:  SALT LAKE CITY, UT (SLC)
Type of Clearance: None
Departure Time: 0855 MDT
Type of Airspace: Class E 

Airport Information

Runway Surface Type: Asphalt
Airport Elevation: 2883 ft
Runway Surface Condition: Dry
Runway Used: 19
IFR Approach: None
Runway Length/Width: 9300 ft / 150 ft
VFR Approach/Landing: Full Stop; Traffic Pattern 

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 None
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 1 None
Latitude, Longitude: 37.041667, -113.507500 (est)

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