Preliminary Accident Reports

June 2011 Issue

April 1, 2011, Sanford, Fla., Cessna 310F

At 1545 Eastern time, the airplane incurred substantial damage to its fuselage after the nosegear collapsed during landing rollout. The flight instructor (CFI) and his student were not injured. Visual conditions prevailed. The CFI later reported a loud "bang" was heard while retracting the landing gear after takeoff. The gear-up light illuminated, indicating the landing gear was retracted and the doors were closed.

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