Cessna 421, N1FY
Following an uneventful approach into Kemble Airfield, the aircraft’s nose gear collapsed on touchdown despite all three green ‘down-and-locked’ lights being illuminated in the cockpit. The aircraft suffered damage to the underside of the nose and to both propellers, but both occupants were uninjured and they exited the aircraft normally. Subsequent engineering analysis revealed a corroded downlock microswitch on the nose gear actuator.
Cessna 421C Golden Eagle, N1FY 06-10.pdf (272.39 kb)