Wednesday, October 23, 2019

Piper PA-28-181, N2226N: Accident occurred October 20, 2019 -and- Incidents occurred June 11, 2018 and February 09, 2018 at Montgomery-Gibbs Executive Airport (KMYF), San Diego, California

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; San Diego

October 20, 2019: Aircraft cowling came off and struck propeller. 

https://registry.faa.gov/N2226N

Date: 20-OCT-19
Time: 21:43:00Z
Regis#: N2226N
Aircraft Make: PIPER
Aircraft Model: PA28
Event Type: ACCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: TAKEOFF (TOF)
Operation: 91
City: SAN DIEGO
State: CALIFORNIA


June 11, 2018

June 11, 2018

June 11, 2018:   A small plane made a safe emergency landing on just two wheels at Montgomery Field in Kearny Mesa.

San Diego Fire-Rescue Department firefighters were staged on the runway at around 2:45 p.m. Monday in response to reports of a plane with landing gear issues attempting to touch down.

The Piper PA-28-181 landed shortly after with only two of three landing wheels deployed.

"They gave me a call over the radio that one of the wheels was missing," said Ivan, a student pilot whose been flying for four months.

Ivan said he made a few loops around the airport but the wheel never came down, leaving him no option but to try and land the plane with two of three working landing wheels.

“We always train for this but you hope that it’s never going to happen,” Ivan said. “You just remember your training. That’s all. The more you think about it the worse it is. It’s just best to remember your training.”

Aside from a minor spinout at the end of the runway when the plane came to a stop, there were no apparent issues during the landing.

Ivan told NBC 7 he was very appreciative of the people in the control tower guiding him and the firefighters on the ground waiting to help him. He also apologized for any flight delays he may have caused.

Story and raw video:  https://www.nbcsandiego.com

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; San Diego

February 09, 2018: After landing the aircraft drifted off the runway and struck taxiway light and incurred propeller damage.

Date: 09-FEB-18
Time: 01:00:00Z
Regis#: N2226N
Aircraft Make: PIPER
Aircraft Model: PA 28 181
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: MINOR
Activity: UNKNOWN
Flight Phase: TAXI (TXI)
Operation: 91
City: SAN DIEGO
State: CALIFORNIA

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

OK something is wrong with the description of this plane- looks to be fixed gear to me and the pilot is claiming that one of the wheels didn't come down .....

lcarson said...

Perhaps young pilot did retract gear after takeoff, even through its a fixed gear Piper.....then, tower realized "something just isn't right here" and called airport fire dept which overacted, and news media arrived, things just got out of hand....

Anonymous said...

Yep something is really wrong here. I think it is two mixed up reports considering one talks about a cowling hitting the prop and the other a landing gear issue. The photos here as well are clearly a fixed gear Archer II PA-28 and not of a retractable Arrow PA-28. Anyone want to clarify what the deal is here?

Anonymous said...

One accident and two incidents.