Preliminary Accident Reports

November 2008 Issue

September 7, 2008, Pagosa Springs, Colo., Cessna 210

At 1245 Mountain time, the airplane sustained substantial damage when the main landing gear collapsed during the landing roll. The private pilot and passenger were not injured. Visual conditions prevailed. The pilot attempted to lower the landing gear, but it would not extend normally. He used the hand pump, but the gear extended only 25 percent. The pilot contacted a mechanic via cell phone and was advised the problem could not be fixed while flying.

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