Preliminary Accident Reports

January 2002 Issue

October 10, Philadelphia, Pa. / Piper Seneca

At about 16:00 eastern time, a Piper PA-34-200T was damaged during landing at Northeast Philadelphia Airport. The flight instructor and pilot were not injured. The flight instructor said the two checked the gear several times during the approach and followed the prelanding checklist. After a smooth landing, the airplane was rolling to a stop when the right main landing gear collapsed. The airplane veered to the right, and the right wing struck a runway light and the nose gear collapsed. A witness said all three wheels appeared down at the time of landing....

To continue reading this entire article you must be a paid subscriber.

Subscribe to Aviation Safety

The monthly journal of risk management and accident prevention, is packed with useful, timely information on basic and advanced technique, accident analysis and, most important, practical articles on how you can develop the judgment that will keep you in the air and out of the NTSB's files.

Already subscribe but haven't registered for all the benefits of the website? Click here.

Subscriber Log In

Forgot your password? Click Here.