Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Cirrus SR22, N828LE: Incident occurred July 14, 2018 at Mansfield Lahm Regional Airport (KMFD), Richland County, Ohio

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Cleveland

Hand tug was attached to the front gear, aircraft landed dragging tug.

Clear Skeyes LLC:

Date: 14-JUL-18
Time: 00:30:00Z
Regis#: N828LE
Aircraft Make: CIRRUS
Aircraft Model: SR22
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: NONE
Activity: UNKNOWN
Flight Phase: UNKNOWN (UNK)
Operation: 91
State: OHIO


  1. So you're saying that it took off with the tug attached to the nose gear! I would have loved to see that!

  2. A sight to behold for everyone watching indeed. And I thought this was just an urban legend.
    How can you miss a tub attached to the front wheel with the checklist in hand and doing it step by step... oh wait.

  3. Improper term used. Should be "Tow bar". Tug makes me think of a 7,000lb Equi-tec pulling a Citation out of the hangar. This happens way too much. Particularly nasty for retracts. Watched a Malibu land nose gear up after this same scenario.

  4. Lucky no prop strike, report says no damage. Like to see pictures.