Friday, August 09, 2019

Piper PA-30, N10KC: Accident occurred August 08, 2019 at Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport (KIWA) Phoenix, Arizona

The National Transportation Safety Board did not travel to the scene of this accident.

Additional Participating Entity: 
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Scottsdale, Arizona

Aviation Accident Preliminary Report - National Transportation Safety Board:

Location: Phoenix, AZ
Accident Number: WPR19LA220
Date & Time: 08/08/2019, 0845 MST
Registration: N10KC
Aircraft: Piper PA 30
Injuries: 2 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Instructional 

On August 8, 2019, about 0845 mountain standard time, a Piper PA-30 airplane, N10KC, was substantially damaged during a gear up landing at Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport (IWA) Phoenix, Arizona. The flight instructor/owner and student pilot were not injured. The airplane was being operated as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 instructional flight. Visual meteorological conditions were reported at the airport about the time of the accident. No flight plan was filed for the flight. The flight had originated from Falcon Field Airport (FFZ), Mesa, Arizona about 0710.

The flight instructor reported that, after several single engine approaches he noticed that the landing gear would not fully retract. He added that, the landing gear circuit breaker was in the open position. The flight instructor reset the circuit breaker and attempted to cycle the landing gear but was unsuccessful. He then used the gear extension handle to attempt to manually extend the gear but was unsuccessful. He elected to land with the landing gear in the up position.

The airplane was transported to the pilot's hangar and secured for further investigation. 

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Piper
Registration: N10KC
Model/Series: PA 30 No Series
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Amateur Built: No
Operator: On file
Operating Certificate(s) Held: None

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

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Departure Point: Mesa, AZ (FFZ)
Destination: Phoenix, AZ (IWA) 

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 2 None
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 2 None 
Latitude, Longitude:
33.315000, -111.658056 (est)

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