Preliminary Accident Reports

November 2010 Issue

September 15, 2010, Inverness, Fla., Piper PA-34-200T Seneca II

At about 1500 Eastern time, the airplane was substantially damaged when its nose landing gear collapsed while landing. The commercial pilot was not injured. Visual conditions prevailed. Following an uneventful takeoff, the pilot performed the before-landing checklist while on the downwind leg of the traffic pattern. After verifying normal indications, he employed a short-field landing technique.

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