Friday, June 8, 2018

Beech A36 Bonanza, N222JB: Incident occurred June 08, 2018 at Mineta San Jose International Airport (KSJC), Santa Clara County, California

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; San Jose

Gear collapsed.

http://registry.faa.gov/N222JB 

Date: 08-JUN-18
Time: 23:08:00Z
Regis#: N222JB
Aircraft Make: BEECH
Aircraft Model: 36
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: SAN JOSE
State: CALIFORNIA


A small plane suffered a gear collapse upon landing Friday afternoon at Mineta San Jose International Airport, an airport spokeswoman said.

No one was hurt during the 4:08 p.m. landing, airport spokeswoman Rosemary Barnes said. Two people were aboard the plane, a Beechcraft Bonanza.

“We are happy to report both are safe,” she said.

It appears the aircraft landing gear, the structure that stabilizes an aircraft upon landing, collapsed as the plane touched down on the airport’s left runway. The airport has two runways that run parallel to each other, both measuring 11,000 feet in length.

“This doesn’t happen that often, but when it does occur, this is why we have a safety plan in place,” Barnes said.

It wasn’t immediately known how old the plane is or where it was arriving from.

Barnes said that flight operations would be up and running again within the hour; in the meantime, planes scheduled to land on the runway are being rerouted to the second runway.

“We’re in good shape here. Our other runway is operational, so we don’t expect major delays,” she said.

As of 5:30 p.m., the FAA and National Transportation Safety Board were investigating the incident and working to remove the plane from the runway.

In addition to the airport’s operations team, San Jose firefighters and San Jose police also responded.

Original article can be found here ➤ https://www.mercurynews.com

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