Friday, March 23, 2018

Cessna 310R, N372WP, owned and operated by the pilot: Accident occurred March 22, 2018 at Charles B. Wheeler Downtown Airport (KMKC), Kansas City, Missouri

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

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Kansas City

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

http://registry.faa.gov/N372WP

National Transportation Safety Board - Aviation Accident Preliminary Report

Location: Kansas City, MO
Accident Number: CEN18LA128
Date & Time: 03/22/2018, 1800 CDT
Registration: N372WP
Aircraft: CESSNA 310R
Injuries: 2 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Personal 

On March 22, 2018, about 1800 central daylight time, a Cessna 310R airplane, N372WP, sustained substantial damage when the right landing gear collapsed during landing roll at the Charles B. Wheeler Downtown Airport (MKC), Kansas City, Missouri. The pilot and passenger were not injured. The airplane was owned and operated by the pilot under the provisions of Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 on a personal flight. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed for the flight, which was not operating on a flight plan. The flight departed from the Shreveport Downtown Airport, (DTN), Shreveport, Louisiana, with MKC as the destination airport.

The pilot reported that the landing gear warning lights were all green during the approach and the landing was normal. During landing rollout, the right landing gear collapsed. A witness who observed the landing stated that the landing appeared normal and was not a hard landing. The examination of the runway revealed that the landing gear collapsed about 200 feet after touchdown. The airplane skidded for about 1,200 to 1,500 feet and veered of the side of the runway, which resulted in substantial damage to the horizontal stabilizer and elevator.

The airplane's landing gear parts that were broken during the accident will be shipped to the National Transportation Safety Board's Materials Laboratory for examination.

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Manufacturer: CESSNA
Registration: N372WP
Model/Series: 310R
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Amateur Built: No
Operator: GULF STATES AIR INC
Operating Certificate(s) Held: None 

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site: Visual Conditions
Condition of Light: Day
Observation Facility, Elevation: MKC, 756 ft msl
Observation Time: 1654 CDT
Distance from Accident Site: 0 Nautical Miles
Temperature/Dew Point: 20°C / 2°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 6 knots, 120°
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility:  10 Miles
Altimeter Setting: 30.11 inches Hg
Type of Flight Plan Filed: IFR
Departure Point: Shreveport, LA (DTN)
Destination: Kansas City, MO (MKC)

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:  39.123056, -94.592778

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