Wednesday, February 07, 2018

Cessna 340, N5870M, registered to and operated by Holubar Properties Inc: Accident occurred September 09, 2017 at McKinney National Airport (KTKI), Collin County, Texas

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

Additional Participating Entities:

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Dallas, Texas
Textron Aviation; Wichita, Kansas 

Aviation Accident Factual Report - National Transportation Safety Board:

Investigation Docket - National Transportation Safety Board:

Holubar Properties Inc:

Location: McKinney, TX
Accident Number: CEN17LA351
Date & Time: 09/09/2017, 1500 CDT
Registration: N5870M
Aircraft: CESSNA 340
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Defining Event: Landing gear collapse
Injuries: 2 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Business

On September 9, 2017, about 1500 central daylight time, a twin-engine Cessna 340 airplane, N5870M, experienced a gear collapse after landing at the McKinney National Airport (KTKI), McKinney, Texas. The commercial rated pilot and passenger were not injured, and the airplane was substantially damaged. The airplane was registered to and operated by Holubar Properties, Inc., McKinney, Texas, under the provisions of 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 as a cross-country flight. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed at the time.

A Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) inspector reported that the airplane landed on runway 36, and during the rollout, the left main landing gear collapsed. An examination of the airplane noted revealed substantial damage to the airplane's aileron, and the left gear down-lock and bell crank pivot bolt were broken.

A review of the Cessna 340 maintenance manual revealed that the landing gear system is to be disassembled/inspected after 20 years (or 10,000 landings) and every 10 years/5,000 landings after the initial inspection. Additionally, the maintenance manual indicates that the main landing gear bell crank pivot bolt to be inspected for wear, every 3 years (or 500 landings) after an initial inspection at 3 years or 1,000 landings.

A review of the airplane maintenance records did not reveal an entry were the landing gear inspections had been accomplished. The records revealed the airframe had accumulated 5,799.3 hours at the time of the last annual inspection, that was dated September 1, 2016.

The pilot did not return a completed Pilot/Operator Aircraft Accident form (NTSB 6120.1). 

Pilot Information

Certificate: Commercial
Age: 37
Airplane Rating(s): Multi-engine Land; Single-engine Land
Seat Occupied: Left
Other Aircraft Rating(s): None
Restraint Used: Unknown
Instrument Rating(s): Airplane
Second Pilot Present:
Instructor Rating(s):  Airplane Single-engine; Instrument Airplane
Toxicology Performed: No
Medical Certification: Class 1 Without Waivers/Limitations
Last FAA Medical Exam: 11/27/2016
Occupational Pilot:
Last Flight Review or Equivalent:
Flight Time: 

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Manufacturer: CESSNA
Registration: N5870M
Model/Series: 340 UNDESIGNATED
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Year of Manufacture: 1972
Amateur Built: No
Airworthiness Certificate: Normal
Serial Number: 3400058
Landing Gear Type:  Retractable - Tricycle
Date/Type of Last Inspection:  09/01/2016, Annual
Certified Max Gross Wt.:  5975 lbs
Time Since Last Inspection:
Engines: 2 Reciprocating
Airframe Total Time: 5799.3 Hours as of last inspection
Engine Manufacturer: CONT MOTOR
ELT:  Installed, not activated
Engine Model/Series: TSIO 520SER
Rated Power: 285 hp
Operating Certificate(s) Held: None

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site: Visual Conditions
Condition of Light: Day
Observation Facility, Elevation: KTKI
Observation Time: 1453 CDT
Distance from Accident Site:
Direction from Accident Site:
Lowest Cloud Condition:  Clear
Temperature/Dew Point: 28°C / 13°C
Lowest Ceiling:  None
Visibility:  10 Miles
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction:  8 knots, 130°
Visibility (RVR):
Altimeter Setting: 30.16 inches Hg
Visibility (RVV):
Precipitation and Obscuration:  No Precipitation
Departure Point:  Palestine, TX (KPSN)
Type of Flight Plan Filed:
Destination: McKinney, TX (KTKI)
Type of Clearance: Unknown
Departure Time:
Type of Airspace:

Airport Information

Airport:  McKinney National (KTKI)
Runway Surface Type:
Airport Elevation:  588 ft
Runway Surface Condition:
Runway Used: 36
IFR Approach: None
Runway Length/Width: 7002 ft / 150 ft
VFR Approach/Landing:  Traffic Pattern 

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 None
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: 1 None
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Explosion:  None
Total Injuries: 2 None
Latitude, Longitude:  33.176389, -96.589167

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