October 7, 2006, Alabaster, Ala. / Piper PA-28R-180


The airplane sustained a collapsed right main landing gear at 1300 Central time while landing. Visual conditions prevailed; the Private pilot reported no injuries. On the initial takeoff, after raising the gear, the pilot noticed the gear in-transit light remained on. After troubleshooting, the pilot continued on to the practice area to do some air work, then returned to the airport for some touch-and-go landings. The pilot stated that on the first landing the gear went down normally and he had three green lights. On the takeoff he said the gear would not go up and lock. He cycled the gear handle several times. The pilot stated he had three green lights and the gear in-transit light was still on. He made a normal touchdown and the right main gear collapsed.


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