Preliminary Accident Reports

April 2006 Issue

February 17, 2006, Greeley, Colo. / Piper PA-30 Twin Comanche

The aircraft sustained substantial damage during a wheels-up landing at approximately 1410 Mountain time. The solo Airline Transport pilot sustained minor injuries; instrument conditions prevailed. The pilot was cleared for an ILS approach to Runway 34 but went missed approach for “no gear indication.” The pilot subsequently performed a wheels-up landing. During the landing, the airplane’s right wing struck a runway sign. A witness that recovered the airplane following the accident reported that the airframe was covered with ice that measured approximately ¾-inch thick. Weather was reported as ceilings 400 broken, 5500 broken, 7500 overcast, 1½ mile visibility, temperature 1 degree Fahrenhei...

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