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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 73273
Last updated: 18 June 2020
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Type:Silhouette image of generic P180 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Piaggio P180 Avanti
Owner/operator:Franklin Mew
Registration: N29JS
C/n / msn: 1046
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Piedmont Triad International Airport (KGSO), Greensboro, NC -   United States of America
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:Greenville, SC (GMU)
Destination airport:Greensboro, NC (GSO)
Investigating agency: NTSB
The pilot stated that after takeoff, he experienced a primary trim failure and continued to the destination using secondary trim. The pilot stated that during final approach his airspeed was too high to lower the landing gear. The pilot "continued working the trim," and was looking for any traffic in the pattern. In the landing flare, he heard "an unusual noise like something scraping," performed a go-around, and realized he had not extended the landing gear. The pilot then extended the gear and landed without incident. Inspection of the airplane revealed substantial damage to the airplane's fuselage.
Probable Cause: The pilot's failure to properly configure the landing gear for landing. Contributing to the accident was the pilot's diverted attention looking for traffic and manipulating the secondary trim controls.



Revision history:

02-Mar-2010 06:54 RobertMB Added
02-Mar-2010 06:59 RobertMB Updated [Date]
02-Mar-2010 11:07 RobertMB Updated [Aircraft type]
03-Mar-2010 11:28 TB Updated [Aircraft type, Nature]
13-Nov-2012 13:49 Anon. Updated [Source]
21-Dec-2016 19:25 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
26-Nov-2017 15:55 ASN Update Bot Updated [Operator, Other fatalities, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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