Friday, August 13, 2021

North American T-28B Trojan, N392W: Accident occurred August 12, 2021 at Pierce County Airport - Thun Field (KPLU), Puyallup, Washington

National Transportation Safety Board accident number: WPR21LA318 

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Seattle, Washington

Aircraft landed gear up causing a small brush fire which damaged the aircraft at Pierce County Airport - Thun Field (KPLU), Puyallup, Washington.

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Date: 12-AUG-21
Time: 21:45:00Z
Regis#: N392W
Aircraft Make: NORTH AMERICAN
Aircraft Model: T-28B
Event Type: ACCIDENT
Highest Injury: MINOR
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: SUBSTANTIAL
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: PUYALLUP
State: WASHINGTON



SOUTH HILL, Washington - The Pierce County Sheriff's Office says the person on board a plane that caught fire and crashed at Pierce County Airport - Thun Field has safely made it off the plane.

The North American T-28B Trojan crashed around 2:15p.m. Thursday. 

The pilot was the only person on board at the time, he is being evaluated by medics on scene.

Officials say the plane was arriving at Pierce County Airport - Thun Field to have work done when it had an issue with the landing gear.



4 comments:

  1. Any idea if this was a gear system malfunction or pilot error?

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    1. Flight track and last data point altitude shows he came straight in without circling, so you can rule out a known-before-flare gear problem that pilots circle for while resolving or waiting for Fire Department to be ready. Lots of burnt grass suggests he did not call ahead. FAA AIN says AIRCRAFT LANDED GEAR UP, not gear collapse.

      Forgot to put the gear down seems most likely.

      Track:
      https://globe.adsbexchange.com/?icao=a48c2b&lat=47.086&lon=-122.295&zoom=13.1&showTrace=2021-08-12&trackLabels

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    2. The gear was down on landing.

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  2. Another bent warbird due to an imbecile with more money than talent. And yes, in this case, "talent" includes flying 101 of following a checklist.

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