Friday, March 20, 2020

Lancair 360T, N948JT: Incident occurred March 18, 2020 at Camarillo Airport (KCMA), California

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Van Nuys, California

Aircraft landed and gear collapsed.

Date: 18-MAR-20
Time: 17:30:00Z
Regis#: N948JT
Aircraft Make: LANCAIR
Aircraft Model: T360
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: MINOR
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91

An experimental aircraft experienced a nosegear collapse on landing at Camarillo Airport Wednesday morning but the pilot walked away uninjured, according to airport officials.

Ventura County Fire received reports of a plane down from the Camarillo tower at 10:37 a.m. at 275 W. Pleasant Valley Road, according to fire reports.

Kip Turner, director of airports for Ventura County, said the plane's nose wheel failed during landing and the aircraft hit the runway. 

Only the pilot was onboard the craft and was uninjured, Turner said. The plane did leak some fuel.

"The fuel leak was not anything major of any kind," he said. 

The plane and debris were removed from the scene. The airport runway was reopened at about 12:45 p.m., Turner said.

Multiple fire crews and a helicopter were initially called to the scene but most were called off. Fire crews did remain on scene to assist with occupants and the fuel leak.

Original article can be found here ➤

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