Sunday, January 14, 2018

Cessna T210L Turbo Centurion, N333GK: Accident occurred July 06, 2017 at Sutter County Airport (O52), Yuba City, California

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

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

Investigation Docket - National Transportation Safety Board: https://dms.ntsb.gov/pubdms

Aviation Accident Data Summary - National Transportation Safety Board: https://app.ntsb.gov/pdf

http://registry.faa.gov/N333GK

Analysis 

The pilot in the retractable-landing-gear airplane reported that he made a normal approach, but he failed to extend the landing gear. The airplane touched down on the runway and skidded to a stop on the lower fuselage.

The airplane sustained substantial damage to the lower fuselage.

Per the National Transportation Safety Board Pilot Aircraft Accident Report, the pilot noted that the accident could have been prevented if he had performed a "double and triple check of my GUMPS checklist."

The pilot reported that there were no preaccident mechanical malfunctions or failures 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.

Findings

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

Personnel issues
Forgotten action/omission - Pilot (Cause)

Location: Yuba City, CA
Accident Number: GAA17CA423
Date & Time: 07/06/2017, 1815 PDT
Registration: N333GK
Aircraft: CESSNA T210L
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Defining Event: Landing gear not configured
Injuries: 1 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Personal 

The pilot in the retractable landing gear airplane reported that he had made a normal approach, but he failed to extend the landing gear. The airplane touched down on the runway and skidded to a stop on the lower fuselage.

The airplane sustained substantial damage to the lower fuselage.

Per the National Transportation Safety Board Pilot Aircraft Accident Report, the pilot noted that the accident could have been prevented if he had performed a, "double and triple check of my GUMPS checklist."

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

Pilot Information

Certificate: Private
Age: 50, Male
Airplane Rating(s): Single-engine Land
Seat Occupied: Left
Other Aircraft Rating(s): None
Restraint Used: None
Instrument Rating(s): Airplane
Second Pilot Present: No
Instructor Rating(s): None
Toxicology Performed: No
Medical Certification: Class 3 Without Waivers/Limitations
Last FAA Medical Exam: 12/01/2016
Occupational Pilot: 
Last Flight Review or Equivalent: 06/17/2017
Flight Time: (Estimated) 392 hours (Total, all aircraft), 27 hours (Total, this make and model), 322 hours (Pilot In Command, all aircraft), 0 hours (Last 90 days, all aircraft), 0 hours (Last 30 days, all aircraft), 0 hours (Last 24 hours, all aircraft)

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Manufacturer: CESSNA
Registration: N333GK
Model/Series: T210L M
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Year of Manufacture: 1976
Amateur Built: No
Airworthiness Certificate: Normal
Serial Number: 21061282
Landing Gear Type: Retractable - Tricycle
Seats: 4
Date/Type of Last Inspection: 08/01/2016, Annual
Certified Max Gross Wt.: 4000 lbs
Time Since Last Inspection: 
Engines: 1 Reciprocating
Airframe Total Time: 
Engine Manufacturer: Continental
ELT: Installed, activated, did not aid in locating accident
Engine Model/Series: TSIO -520-H
Registered Owner: On file
Rated Power: 280 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: KMYV, 62 ft msl
Observation Time: 0053 UTC
Distance from Accident Site: 2 Nautical Miles
Direction from Accident Site: 127°
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear
Temperature/Dew Point: 40°C / 9°C
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility:  10 Miles
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 6 knots, 230°
Visibility (RVR): 
Altimeter Setting: 29.91 inches Hg
Visibility (RVV): 
Precipitation and Obscuration:

No Obscuration; No Precipitation

Departure Point: Redding, CA (KRDD)
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Destination: Yuba City, CA (O52)
Type of Clearance: VFR
Departure Time: 0515 PST
Type of Airspace: Class E

Airport Information

Airport: SUTTER COUNTY (O52)
Runway Surface Type: Asphalt
Airport Elevation: 58 ft
Runway Surface Condition: Dry
Runway Used: 17
IFR Approach: None
Runway Length/Width: 3045 ft / 75 ft
VFR Approach/Landing: Full Stop

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:  39.123611, -121.605278 (est)

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