Tuesday, February 25, 2020

Cessna 210 Centurion, N9622T: Incident occurred February 19, 2020 at Logan-Cache Airport (KLGU), Utah

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Salt Lake City, Utah

Aircraft landed gear up.


Date: 19-FEB-20
Time: 01:30:00Z
Regis#: N9622T
Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Aircraft Model: 210
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: MINOR
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
State: UTAH

LOGAN — It could have been a disaster, but two people walked away without a scratch after an emergency plane landing at the Logan-Cache Airport.

The front landing gear on the plane wouldn’t deploy, creating a very tense situation on Wednesday.

“I was nervous throughout it because you know what has happened to other people and what could happen,” said pilot Colton Wilson.

Wilson and his pilot buddy, Shawn Taylor, said they were taking a Cessna 210 Centurion out for a flight.

“We were just going up for fun and as you can tell, we had a little more fun than we anticipated,” Taylor said.

But almost as soon as they were in the air, they knew from a glance in the mirror that Wednesday wouldn’t be a regular day.

“Right after we took off is when we started having some problems with the gear,” Wilson said.

“We could tell because we couldn’t see the nose gear in the down position,” Taylor added. “It was not there.”

Luckily, the pilots had plenty of time to try and figure out if they could fix the landing gear while burning off fuel.

“We wanted to get rid of as much of that fuel as we possibly could before we landed,” Wilson said.

Once they determined an emergency landing was their only option, they were ready for it.

“The scariest part about it is realizing the plane is going to get hurt and there’s a possibility that you could get hurt,” Wilson said.

Cell phone video from a bystander captured the emergency landing.

“Landing was … it was exciting, to say the least,” Taylor said.

You could hardly tell anything was wrong until the propeller audibly hits the ground and the belly of the plane began sliding along the runway.

“The moment we stopped moving, it was seatbelts off, shut the fuel off and you’re out of the plane,” Wilson said.

For Wilson and Taylor, it might not have turned out to be a regular day, but it was all in a day’s work.

“He kept his cool the whole time and did a great job,” Taylor said.

Unfortunately, Wilson said the plane will likely be declared a total loss.

Original article can be found here ➤ https://www.ksl.com

LOGAN, Utah — A light airplane made a safe emergency landing at the Logan-Cache Airport at 6:25 p.m. Wednesday after its landing gear failed to fully open.

According to police scanner traffic, the pilot and another man emerged from the aircraft uninjured after executing the landing with emergency personnel standing by.

A witness at the scene said the plane’s front landing gear had failed to open, so the landing was performed on the two rear wheels.

“The pilot came in very, very slowly and used the back wheels to touch down,” the witness said. “Then he balanced on those wheels for a short period before the nose of the plane tipped forward and hit the runway, causing it to skid to a stop.”

Original article ➤ https://www.idahostatejournal.com

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