Preliminary Accident Reports

June 2002 Issue

March 05, West Jordan, Utah: Velocity 173RG

At approximately 1920 mountain time, an amateur-built Velocity 173RG was damaged in a gear-up landing at Salt Lake City Municipal Airport #2. The two occupants were not injured. An FAA inspector who was present when the accident occurred said the aircraft was landing after dark on runway 16. At the same time, a Cessna (registration unknown) was on approach in the opposite direction, to runway 34. The Velocity pilot reported that he attempted to talk to the Cessna pilot on the radio, but got no response on the CTAF. The Velocity pilot said he thought he had put the gear down and had three green lights. When he could not contact the Cessna, he deviated to the left side of the runway and decide...

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