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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 233337
Last updated: 2 November 2020
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Date:28-FEB-2020
Time:11:48 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic PA46 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Piper PA-46-350P Malibu Mirage
Owner/operator:Private
Registration: N304LA
C/n / msn: 4622033
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 4
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:San Jose-Norman Y. Mineta International Airport (SJC/KSJC), CA -   United States of America
Phase: Landing
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Idaho Falls-Fanning Field, ID (IDA/KIDA)
Destination airport:San Jose-Norman Y. Mineta International Airport (SJC/KSJC)
Narrative:
On February 28, 2020, about 1151 Pacific standard time, a Piper PA 46-350P airplane, N304LA, sustained substantial damage during a gear up landing at Norman Y Mineta San Jose International Airport (SJC), San Jose, California. The flight instructor, private pilot, and two passengers were not injured. The airplane was registered to a private individual and operated by the pilot, under the provisions of Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91, as a personal flight. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed at the airport about the time of the accident, and a VFR flight plan was filed for the cross-country flight that originated at Idaho Falls Regional Airport (IDA), Idaho Falls, Idaho, about 0700, with a planned destination of San Martin Airport (E16), San Martin, California.

According to the pilot, during the approach to E16, he was unable to extend the landing gear. Several attempts to extend the landing gear were unsuccessful, which prompted him to proceed to an alternate airport, SJC. En route and prior to making the approach to SJC, the pilot made additional attempts to extend the landing gear, each of which was to no avail; the landing gear remained in the UP and LOCKED position. The pilot subsequently made an uneventful gear up landing at SJC.

Postaccident examination of the airplane by a Federal Aviation Administration inspector, revealed that the airplane sustained substantial damage to the fuselage. The airplane was recovered for further examination.

Sources:

https://www.nbcbayarea.com/news/local/south-bay/small-plane-to-make-emergency-landing-in-san-jose/2244229/
https://flightaware.com/live/flight/N304LA/history/20200228/1430Z/KIDA/KSJC
https://registry.faa.gov/aircraftinquiry/NNum_Results.aspx?NNumbertxt=N304LA

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https://www.flickr.com/photos/chrisk48/31236297967 (photo)

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Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
28-Feb-2020 22:27 Geno Added
29-Feb-2020 05:39 RobertMB Updated [Location, Source, Narrative]
29-Feb-2020 14:55 Iceman 29 Updated [Time, Source, Embed code]
01-Mar-2020 07:43 Anon. Updated [Source, Embed code]
28-Mar-2020 23:20 Captain Adam Updated [Location, Damage, Narrative]

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