Preliminary Accident Reports

May 2011 Issue

March 10, 2011, Seattle, Wash., Fairchild SA227-AC

At about 1841 Pacific time, the airplane sustained substantial damage during a gear-up landing. The solo commercial pilot was not injured. Visual conditions prevailed and an IFR flight plan was filed for the Part 135 on-demand cargo flight. The pilot later said he aborted his first landing attempt due to strong winds. He stayed in the airport traffic pattern. During his second landing attempt, he was just about to flare when "things didnít feel right" and he aborted that landing.

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