AAIB investigation to Cessna T210L, N2257S
- Air Accidents Investigation Branch
- 9 April 2015
- Date of occurrence:
- 20 December 2014
- Aircraft category:
- General aviation - fixed wing
- Report type:
- Bulletin - Correspondence investigation
- Aircraft type:
- Cessna T210L
- Providenciales Airport, Turks and Caicos Islands
Wheels-up landing at Providenciales Airport on 20 December 2014.
It was intended to fly the aircraft on a delivery flight from Fort Lauderdale, Florida to Sao Paulo, Brasil. The first leg of the route was from Fort Lauderdale to Providenciales, where the aircraft was to be refuelled.
After a normal approach to Providenciales, the aircraft landed with the landing gears retracted, sliding on its belly for an estimated 100 ft. The pilot reported that he omitted to extend the gear before touchdown. It is uncertain whether the audio warning, which should sound if the throttle is retarded to a low level without all three gears being down and locked, was serviceable.
Published: 9 April 2015
Date of occurrence: 20 December 2014