Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Cessna A185F Skywagon, N4611E: Incident occurred April 15, 2019 at Tyler Pounds Regional Airport (KTYR), Smith County, Texas

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; North Texas

Partial gear up landing.


Date: 15-APR-19
Time: 21:55:00Z
Regis#: N4611E
Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Aircraft Model: A185F
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Activity: UNKNOWN
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
State: TEXAS

TYLER, Texas — A plane was forced to make an emergency landing Monday afternoon at Tyler Pounds Regional Airport after a malfunction with the plane's landing gear.

According to city spokeswoman Jenny Wells, the Cessna 185 plane with two people on board was having trouble getting its landing gear down as it was going in for landing.

The plane landed on Runway 4-22. Wells says the plane skid for about 100 feet when it touched down. 

There were no injuries. The plane itself sustained minor damage.

The airport has shut down Runaway 4-22 for 12 hours as crews work to remove the plane from the runway. 

Wells said despite the closure of the runway, no air traffic is affected.

Original article can be found here ➤ https://www.cbs19.tv


  1. Lake Palestine is within 3 miles of the airport. Come on guys...

  2. You don't want to land an amphibious gear with questionable gear status on water, the gear will likely cause it to flip if they are extended. A little slide on concrete is much easier on everything.

  3. Easy to armchair quarterback isn’t it. Prob a commercial drone pilot. Just land in the lake come on guys. Somebody always could’ve done it better. Another Wanna be pilot has an opinion as usual. Just so you know in the pilot operating handbook (POH) for a Cessna A185F on Wipline 4000 floats It is against emergency procedures and normal operating procedures to land on the water anytime the pilot does not have a visual verification of main gear being up in the wheel well using mirror on starboard side wing and by using the illuminated blue up lock lights showing gear is locked in up position. It is virtually impossible to verify nose gear fully retracted position without the illumination of the gear up lock lights. If you don’t have this visual verification then the status of your gear is questionable and a water landing isn’t allowed.

    Easier to repair the wear strips on the floats for $140 in parts and a few hours labor then to fish a plane and recover bodies from the water! And the runway wasn’t shut down for 12hrs. Plane touched down around 1800 and was clearing Rwy 22 and taxing to maintenance hangar at 2030. Media gets a B for effort I guess. Can’t believe everything you read on the internet and probably best not to judge a situation unless you’re in it or have every detail available at your disposal.

  4. Ol’ 11E is no rookie at dealing with gear issues. She’s spent weeks up on a glacier buried in snow due to a broken gear leg.