Tuesday, March 02, 2021

Beech H35 Bonanza, N704Q: Incident occurred March 01, 2021 at Jefferson City Memorial Airport (KJEF), Callaway County, Missouri

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Kansas City, Missouri

Aircraft landed gear up.

Ozark Aviation Services LLC

Date: 01-MAR-21
Time: 00:05:00Z
Regis#: N704Q
Aircraft Make: BEECH
Aircraft Model: 35
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91

Jefferson City Fire Department

Jefferson City Fire Dept responded to an aircraft standby at Jefferson City Memorial Airport on the evening of Monday March 1, 2021. 

Chief 5, E1, L1/Foam1 responded at 5:40pm to Memorial Airport for an aircraft that was approximately 25 miles out and experiencing radio and landing gear problems. 

L1 crew manned Foam 1 and along with E1 and Chief 5 stood by on the apron of the airport awaiting the plane’s arrival. 

Callaway County EMS also provided an ambulance for the standby.  

The plane arrived doing a fly by of the tower for inspection of the landing gear. 

Tower reported to the pilot that the landing gear was still partially in the cradled position.  

After a few attempts to drop the landing gear had failed the pilot decided to land the plane as is on the runway. 

Chief 5 called for Tanker 4 and E4 for extra water and personnel. 

The pilot put the plane down on the east end of runway 12/30.  

The plane skidded for approximately 150-200 ft and then came to a stop.  

Foam 1 and E1 immediately responded to the area. 

The plane was found upright, fully intact except for the landing gear and some minor scrapes/damage to the bottom of the plane and the propeller. 

The pilot was the only passenger and was uninjured. 

Tanker 4 and E4 were disregarded.  

Chief 5 joined E1 and Foam 1 on the runway.  

All personnel remained on scene for approximately 3 hours until the plane was towed off the runway.

1 comment:

  1. So much for the Model 35 emergency gear extension procedure. What is that red handle crank for?

    So sad to see an old bird bent.