Saturday, June 30, 2018

Beech E-90 King Air, N43PC: Incident occurred June 29, 2018 at McCarran International Airport (KLAS), Las Vegas, Nevada

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Las Vegas

Gear collapsed on landing.

Ranchwood Holdings Inc:

Date: 29-JUN-18
Time: 22:39:00Z
Regis#: N43PC
Aircraft Make: BEECH
Aircraft Model: E90
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: UNKNOWN
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: MINOR
Activity: UNKNOWN
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91

A small passenger airplane landed on its belly Friday afternoon at McCarran International Airport, officials said.

None of the three people aboard the Beech E-90 King Air plane were injured after it landed on its belly about 3:40 p.m. at the airport, spokeswoman Christine Crews said.

The plane had a landing gear issue and landed on its belly to the south of a runway at the airport, coming to rest between taxi lanes five and six, she said. FAA spokesman Ian Gregor said the landing gear collapsed when it landed near Runway 8R.

The plane suffered minor damage, Gregor said.

Airport officials weren’t notified of the landing until the plane was already on the ground, Crews said.

The runway was temporarily closed while authorities worked to remove the plane, Crews said.

Original article can be found here ➤


  1. Minor damage?

    I would estimate $0.83x10^6 in repairs.

    Any other bids?

  2. That was the expensive flap handle...

  3. HA! Today FOXNEWS site features a click bate "50 small planes you wish you owned." The first photo was can see the props...etc. Just another writer who knows nothing about the subject assigned. Amusing!