Cessna 340A, N340DW
On the approach to land with the landing gear extended, the pilot noticed that the left main gear green ‘down and locked’ light was intermittent. He executed a missed approach and, on the downwind leg of the next approach, the pilot reported that he managed to obtain a continuous ‘three greens’ indication. However, on touchdown the left main landing gear collapsed and the aircraft slewed to the left through about 230º before coming to rest off the side of the runway.
Although a representative of the aircraft’s maintenance company has examined the aircraft, they report that they were unable to determine the reason for the failure.
Cessna 340A, N340DW 05-14.pdf (129.81 kb)
Date of occurrence: 23 October 2013