Preliminary Accident Reports

August 2007 Issue

June 10, 2007, Lantana, Fla., Cessna 172RG

The airplane was substantially damaged while landing at about 1930 Eastern time. Visual conditions prevailed; the Private pilot was not injured. After entering the pattern and initiating the pre-landing procedures, the landing gear would not go down and there were no green lights associated with the landing gear indicators. Attempts to lower the landing gear caused the circuit breaker to "pop." He then initiated emergency procedures to extend the landing gear, but the hand pump also failed to extend the landing gear.

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