NTSB Identification: ERA16CA093
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Monday, January 18, 2016 in Venice, FL
Aircraft: CESSNA 210, registration: N761EP
Injuries: 1 Uninjured.
NTSB investigators used data provided by various entities, including, but not limited to, the Federal Aviation Administration and/or the operator and did not travel in support of this investigation to prepare this aircraft accident report.
The pilot reported that while entering the airport traffic pattern for landing, he was distracted by approximately eight other airplanes already in the traffic pattern. He subsequently forgot to extend the landing gear and landed with the gear retracted. The airplane came to rest upright on the runway.
Examination of the airplane by a Federal Aviation Administration inspector revealed damage to the lower fuselage, which included the keel and bulkhead. The inspector added that when the landing gear selector handle was moved to the extend position, the landing gear extended normally. Examination of the airplane did not reveal any preimpact mechanical malfunctions, nor did the pilot report any.
VENICE – Emergency personnel were dispatched to Venice Regional Airport.
The Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office received a call to assist at the Venice Regional Airport at 5 P.M. Monday, January 17th.
An aircraft’s landing gear reportedly got stuck in the mud.
Fire crews were also on the scene.
A flashing “X” was on display signifying that the runway was closed following the incident.
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