June 04, North Las Vegas, Nev. / Piper Chieftain


At 19:32 Pacific time, a Piper PA-31-350 suffered a collapsed right main landing gear after landing at North Las Vegas and departing the runway. The pilot and nine passengers were not injured. The pilot said he departed Grand Canyon and noted the right gear unlocked light was illuminated. He cycled the landing gear and got three green down-and-locked lights. The gear was cycled up again and the nose and left main retracted but the right main was still showing down and locked. The pilot extended the gear again and received a down-and-locked indication for all three landing gear. He left the gear extended and he completed the flight. The touchdown was gentle but the right gear collapsed on landing. Investigation revealed a fractured component in the gear uplock assembly.


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