Sunday, November 14, 2021

Ryan Navion B, N70GH: Incident occurred November 14, 2021 at Bob Maxwell Memorial Airfield (KOKB), Oceanside, San Diego County, California

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; San Diego, California

Aircraft landed gear up.

Date: 14-NOV-21
Time: 19:53:00Z
Regis#: N70GH
Aircraft Make: RYAN
Aircraft Model: NAVION B
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: MINOR
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91

OCEANSIDE, California —  A man and a woman were unhurt Sunday after their single-engine plane skidded down the Oceanside Airport runway without landing gear, police said.

The plane left the airport in the 400 block of Airport Road at around noon Sunday headed to Catalina, the pilot told authorities, said Sgt. Tom Wayer of the Oceanside Police Department.

Before taking off, the pilot checked the fuel gauge, which showed the tank to be full, but while over the ocean, the gauge indicated there was no fuel, the sergeant said. So he headed back to the airport for an emergency landing.

The pilot said there was either a landing gear malfunction or he forgot to lower the landing gear and the plane landed on the runway on its belly, Wayer said. The plane skidded and ended up partially off the end of the runway.

Oceanside Fire Department personnel and paramedics arrived at the scene, but the plane landed intact and the pilot and his friend were not injured, Wayer said.


  1. not familiar with this aircraft fuel system.. Can the tank/s be visually checked/sticked...and was it a landing gear malfuntion or a malfuntion of the pilot to lower the gear Trying and wanting to be nice...thank fully all are well except the aircraft. Fly safe everyone and Hhappy Thanks Giving to all

  2. RIP Jim, you were a good man and a good friend