Thursday, February 01, 2018

Piper PA-28R-180 Arrow, N4522J, Slingwing Holdings LLC: Incident occurred January 31, 2018 at Monroe Regional Airport (KMLU), Ouachita Parish, Louisiana

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Baton Rouge

Gear collapse or gear up landing.

Slingwing Holdings LLC:

Date: 31-JAN-18
Time: 17:43:00Z
Regis#: N4522J
Aircraft Make: PIPER
Aircraft Model: PA 28R 180
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: UNKNOWN
Aircraft Missing: No
Activity: UNKNOWN
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91

MONROE, La. (KNOE) - On Wednesday, first responders responded to a crash landing at the Monroe Regional Airport.

Monroe Fire Department says the pilot was forced to land his plane without landing gear after experiencing mechanical problems in the air.

Officials tell KNOE the pilot was unaware his landing gear did not descend properly, causing it to land on its belly, damaging the front portion of the aircraft.

Workers say the pilot was the only person on the single-engine plane. He was able to walk away without any injuries.

The runway was closed until the aircraft could be removed and all debris was cleared. It has since been re-opened.

KNOE does not have any word on what caused the plan to malfunction.

Original article can be found here ➤

MONROE, La. - According to the Monroe Fire Department, a single engine plane was involved in an Alert 3 on runway 4-22 at the Monroe Regional Airport.

The incident happened around 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, January 31, 2018.

The pilot was the only occupant on board and was able to walk away without any injuries.

The runway will remain closed until the aircraft can be removed and all debris is cleared.

Original article can be found here ➤

1 comment:

  1. I'm taking my instrument training in a PA-28R-200 and my instructor beats me with the "GUMPS" check on landing! 3 in the green on short final OR else go around. I suppose it's possible the gear malfunctioned but most of the time it's pilot error (opps).