Friday, April 30, 2021

Beech C18S, N9109R: Incident occurred April 29, 2021 at Rosecrans Memorial Airport (KSTJ), St. Joseph, Buchanan County, Missouri

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

Aircraft gear collapsed on landing.  

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Date: 29-APR-21
Time: 22:35:00Z
Regis#: N9109R
Aircraft Make: BEECH
Aircraft Model: 18
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: MINOR
Activity: AIR SHOW
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)

The Beech C18S had a malfunction with its landing gear and was only able to get one wheel down. 

The pilot balanced the plane temporarily and slid off the runway into the grass.

No fire was caused in the accident, however the fire department responded in under 60 seconds since they were aware that the controlled crash was taking place.

Military officials on the base reported the pilot was not injured.

(ST. JOSEPH, Missouri) No injuries were reported after a controlled crash at Rosecrans Memorial Airport Thursday evening.

According to airport officials, the pilot of the Beech C18S radioed the control tower that one of the landing gear was not extending and requested to make an emergency landing.

The plane touched down on the only functioning landing gear and went off the runway into the grass.

The aircraft was in St. Joseph for the Sound of Speed airshow this weekend.

Crews utilized a crane in order to remove the aircraft from the side of the runway.

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