Preliminary Accident Reports

June 2011 Issue

April 5, 2011, Okeechobee, Fla., Cessna 172RG

At about 2130 Eastern time, the airplane was substantially damaged when the main landing gear collapsed during the landing roll. Neither the flight instructor (CFI) nor the private pilot aboard were injured. Visual conditions prevailed. On downwind, the CFI read the prelanding checklist to the private pilot, who extended the landing gear. The CFI put his hand on the landing gear handle to verify it was down, given he could not see the green light from his seat.

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