Friday, December 20, 2019

Landing Gear Not Configured: Rockwell 690A Turbo Commander, N52PY; accident occurred August 14, 2019 at Stockton Metropolitan Airport (KSCK), San Joaquin County, California

View of damage to the lower fuselage. 
Federal Aviation Administration 

Aviation Accident Factual Report - National Transportation Safety Board:

Investigation Docket - National Transportation Safety Board:

Location: Stockton, CA
Accident Number: GAA19CA494
Date & Time: 08/14/2019, 1420 PDT
Registration: N52PY
Aircraft: Rockwell 690
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Defining Event: Landing gear not configured
Injuries: 1 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Personal 

The pilot in the retractable landing gear-equipped airplane reported that during approach, the airplane's airspeed was high. He decreased the airspeed and "pushed hard on the down lever" to extend the landing gear. However, the pilot had inadvertently pushed the lever to the side, which "bound up the (lever) handle." The pilot decided to land with the landing gear retracted, and the airplane slid to a stop on the runway.

The airplane sustained substantial damage to the lower fuselage.

The pilot reported that there were no preaccident mechanical failures or malfunctions with the airplane that would have precluded normal operation.

Pilot Information

Certificate: Private
Age: 75, Male
Airplane Rating(s): Multi-engine Land; Single-engine Land; Single-engine Sea
Seat Occupied: Left
Other Aircraft Rating(s):None
Restraint Used:
Instrument Rating(s): Airplane
Second Pilot Present: No
Instructor Rating(s): None
Toxicology Performed: No
Medical Certification: Class 3 With Waivers/Limitations
Last FAA Medical Exam: 05/31/2018
Occupational Pilot: No
Last Flight Review or Equivalent: 04/30/2019
Flight Time:  (Estimated) 5061 hours (Total, all aircraft), 1462 hours (Total, this make and model), 5061 hours (Pilot In Command, all aircraft)

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Rockwell
Registration: N52PY
Model/Series: 690 A
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Year of Manufacture: 1974
Amateur Built: No
Airworthiness Certificate:Normal
Serial Number: 11196
Landing Gear Type: Retractable - Tricycle
Seats: 8
Date/Type of Last Inspection: 05/07/2019, Annual
Certified Max Gross Wt.: 10500 lbs
Time Since Last Inspection:
Engines: 2 Turbo Prop
Airframe Total Time: 8920.5 Hours at time of accident
Engine Manufacturer: Garrett
ELT: C126 installed, not activated
Engine Model/Series: TPE331-10T
Registered Owner: Jk Aviation Llc
Rated Power: 1000 hp
Operator: Jk Aviation Llc
Operating Certificate(s) Held: None

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site: Visual Conditions
Condition of Light: Day
Observation Facility, Elevation: KSCK, 27 ft msl
Distance from Accident Site: 1 Nautical Miles
Observation Time: 2155 UTC
Direction from Accident Site: 119°
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear
Visibility:  10 Miles
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility (RVR): 
Wind Speed/Gusts: 7 knots /
Turbulence Type Forecast/Actual:
Wind Direction: 350°
Turbulence Severity Forecast/Actual:
Altimeter Setting: 29.9 inches Hg
Temperature/Dew Point: 39°C / 14°C
Precipitation and Obscuration: No Obscuration; No Precipitation
Departure Point: Minden, NV (MEV)
Type of Flight Plan Filed: VFR
Destination: Stockton, CA (SCK)
Type of Clearance: Traffic Advisory; VFR; VFR Flight Following
Departure Time: 1355 PDT
Type of Airspace: Class D

Airport Information

Runway Surface Type: Asphalt
Airport Elevation: 33 ft
Runway Surface Condition: Dry
Runway Used: 29R
IFR Approach: Unknown
Runway Length/Width: 10249 ft / 150 ft
VFR Approach/Landing: Full Stop; Traffic Pattern

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 None
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 1 None
Latitude, Longitude: 37.894444, -121.238611 (est)