July 09, Mesa, Ariz. / Beech Baron


At 1914 mountain time, a Beech 95-B55 landed hard on runway 22L at Falcon Field Airport, collapsing the right main landing gear. The pilot was not injured. A special weather report was issued four minutes earlier, showing the winds at 150-degrees at 18 knots, gusting to 28; with blowing dust. Controllers advised the pilot of the winds four times during the approach. The pilot said he touched down and the airplane was caught by a gust of wind. He added power to go around and was slammed back down on the runway.


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