Thursday, December 05, 2019

Cessna 310K, N77SP: Incident occurred December 04, 2019 at Columbia Metropolitan Airport (KCAE), Lexington County, South Carolina

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Columbia

Aircraft landed and gear collapsed.

Date: 04-DEC-19
Time: 22:30:00Z
Regis#: N77SP
Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Aircraft Model: 310
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: MINOR
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91

HOURS estimated from logbooks or other information - Logs not guaranteed to be accurate or complete

AIRCRAFT: 1966 CESSNA 310K N77SP, s/n: 310K0170, Hobbs:  6239.0

ENGINES: Continental IO-520-E2B, s/n: 556018, TSN: 4142.5, TSOH:  1656.4

Continental IO-520-E2B, s/n: 1006326, time since reman: 970.8                                                                                                                               



#1 Nav/Com Garmin GNS530
#2 Nav/Com Bendix King KX-155
Transponder Apollo 480, Garmin GTX-327
Audio Panel Garmin GMA-350
Autopilot STEC 3100
Aspen EFD1000
Garmin GMX-200
3M WX-9

DESCRIPTION OF ACCIDENT: On 12/4/2019, the pilot was landing the aircraft at the airport at or near Columbia, SC. Upon touchdown to land, the pilot inadvertently touched down with the aircraft’s landing gear retracted. As a result, the aircraft experienced a gear up landing.

DESCRIPTION OF DAMAGES: The damage includes, but may not be limited to:

Prop strike (both left and right sides)
Both left & right wings (inboard trailing edges torn due to wrecker strap; wing root fairings crushed)
Both left & right flaps (scraped; inboard side of flaps torn due to wrecker strap)
Nose gear doors (destroyed)
Fuselage (belly skins scraped; forward belly and side skins forward of both wing roots crushed and buckled due to wrecker strap)
Various antennae on belly (destroyed)

LOCATION OF AIRCRAFT: Columbia, South Carolina

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