Piper PA-34-200T Seneca II, N43GG
On approach to Humberside Airport the pilot selected the landing gear to the down position; the landing gear position indicators showed that all three units were down and locked. After landing on the main wheels the nose of the aircraft was lowered and the nose landing gear collapsed. The aircraft continued along the runway on its main landing gear and nose fairing for approximately 120 m before coming to a halt. The collapse of the nose landing gear was caused by the geometric locking mechanism becoming ineffective.
Piper PA-34-200T Seneca II, N43GG 05-06.pdf (495.72 kb)
Date of occurrence: 27 September 2005