July 3, 2009, Albuquerque, N.M., Cessna 441 Conquest II


The airplane was substantially damaged at approximately 0540 following an intentional gear-up landing. Night visual conditions prevailed. The airline transport pilot and two crew members were not injured.

While on final approach, the landing gear switch was selected “down” and the landing gear circuit breaker popped. The pilot initiated the “Emergency Landing Gear Would Not Extend Normally” checklist, but the landing gear did not extend. Despite troubleshooting the malfunction, the gear was confirmed in the retracted position by another pilot utilizing night vision goggles during a low approach. The pilot elected to land gear-up. During the flare, the pilot shut off both engines, and the airplane settled on the runway, sustaining substantial damage.


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