Monday, December 17, 2018

Piper PA-22-150, N3010Z: Incident occurred December 15, 2018 at Albany International Airport (KALB), New York

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Albany, New York

Gear collapsed.

Date: 15-DEC-18
Time: 20:04:00Z
Regis#: N3010Z
Aircraft Make: PIPER
Aircraft Model: PA 22 150
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: MINOR
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91

COLONIE - A small airplane crashed Saturday at the Albany International Airport after part of its landing gear failed. No one was hurt.

Doug Myers, a spokesman for the airport, said the pilot was landing the 1959 Piper Pacer at 2:49 p.m. when the landing gear on the right wheel failed and the mechanism folded underneath the plane's wing.

The plane has three wheels, one under the nose and one under each of the wings. When the plane came to a stop, airport staff righted the plane with a fork lift and then pushed it by hand off the runway, Myers said.

One of the runways was closed until 4:40 p.m., Myers said. There were no diversions or delays of other flights.

The plane is locally owned and carrying a passenger in addition to the pilot. The plane is now housed at the airport. 

The Federal Aviation Administration will conduct an investigation, Myers said.

Original article can be found here ➤

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