February 17, 2013, Casper, Wyo. Cessna T310R


The airplane was substantially damaged at about 1530 Mountain time during landing. The private pilot and passenger were not injured. Visual conditions prevailed.

According to the pilot, after takeoff he selected the landing gear to the retracted position and heard an unusual banging noise on the right side of the airplane. The right main landing gear did not fully retract. The pilot cycled the landing gear, but the right main landing gear continued to indicate not down and locked. Using the emergency landing gear extension procedure, he attempted to manually extend the landing gear but all attempts to obtain a down and locked indication were unsuccessful. The pilot declared an emergency, and the tower controller replied that all three landing gear appeared to be down and locked.

Upon landing, the right main landing gear collapsed. Examination revealed the right horizontal stabilizer sustained substantial damage.


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