Saturday, March 3, 2018

Piper PA-32RT-300T Turbo Lance II, XB-BNH: Accident occurred July 07, 2017 at San Antonio International Airport (KSAT), Texas

Additional Participating Entity:
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; San Antonio, Texas

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

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



Location: San Antonio, TX
Accident Number: GAA17CA418
Date & Time: 07/07/2017, 1510 CDT
Registration: XB-BNH
Aircraft: PIPER PA32
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Defining Event: Landing gear not configured
Injuries: 5 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Personal 

Analysis

The pilot of the retractable landing gear airplane forgot to extend the landing gear prior to touch down.

The airplane sustained substantial damage to the fuselage.

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

After multiple requests, the pilot failed to submit the NTSB Pilot/Operator Aircraft Accident Report Form 6120.1. 

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 touchdown.

Findings

Aircraft
Main landing gear - Not used/operated (Cause)

Personnel issues
Forgotten action/omission - Pilot (Cause)

Factual Information

History of Flight

Landing

Landing gear not configured (Defining event)



Pilot Information

Certificate: Foreign
Age:  Male
Airplane Rating(s): None
Seat Occupied: Unknown
Other Aircraft Rating(s): None
Restraint Used: Unknown
Instrument Rating(s): None
Second Pilot Present: No
Instructor Rating(s): None
Toxicology Performed: No
Medical Certification: Unknown Unknown
Last FAA Medical Exam:
Occupational Pilot:
Last Flight Review or Equivalent:
Flight Time:



Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Manufacturer: PIPER
Registration: XB-BNH
Model/Series: PA32
Aircraft Category:  Airplane
Year of Manufacture:
Amateur Built: No
Airworthiness Certificate:
Serial Number: Unknown
Landing Gear Type: Retractable - Tricycle
Seats:
Date/Type of Last Inspection: Unknown
Certified Max Gross Wt.:
Time Since Last Inspection:
Engines: 1 Unknown
Airframe Total Time:
Engine Manufacturer:
ELT:
Engine Model/Series:
Registered Owner: Unknown
Rated Power:
Operator: Unknown
Operating Certificate(s) Held: None 

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site: Visual Conditions
Condition of Light: Day
Observation Facility, Elevation: KSAT, 789 ft msl
Observation Time: 1951 UTC
Distance from Accident Site: 1 Nautical Miles
Direction from Accident Site: 317°
Lowest Cloud Condition: Scattered / 5500 ft agl
Temperature/Dew Point: 34°C / 19°C
Lowest Ceiling: 
Visibility: 10 Miles
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 6 knots, 130°
Visibility (RVR):
Altimeter Setting: 30.08 inches Hg
Visibility (RVV):
Precipitation and Obscuration: No Obscuration; No Precipitation
Departure Point:
Type of Flight Plan Filed: Unknown
Destination: San Antonio, TX (SAT)
Type of Clearance: Unknown
Departure Time:
Type of Airspace: Class C

Airport Information

Airport: SAN ANTONIO INTL (SAT)
Runway Surface Type: Unknown
Airport Elevation: 809 ft
Runway Surface Condition: Unknown
Runway Used: N/A
IFR Approach: Unknown
Runway Length/Width:
VFR Approach/Landing: Full Stop

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 None
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: 4 None
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 5 None
Latitude, Longitude:  29.528333, -98.467222 (est)

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