UPDATE: November 3, 2011
Warsaw’s Frederic Chopin Airport reopened yesterday evening after crews moved off the intersection of its two runways the LOT Boeing 767-300ER that landed with all its landing gear retracted on Tuesday. LOT Polish Airlines began departures at 7:50 p.m., with a flight to Brussels. The airline said it expected to operate a full schedule today.
UPDATE: November 3, 2011
The pilot’s failure to follow the proper manual landing-gear extension procedure caused the gear-up landing, which resulted in substantial damage to the King Air, according to the NTSB. The ATP-rated pilot told investigators that he attempted
Hawker Beechcraft King Air A200, Salt Lake City, Utah, July 21, 2008–Following a partial landing gear malfunction, the turboprop twin–which was operated by the FAA–suffered substantial damage to its lower fuselage when
it made a gear-up landing at Salt Lake City International Airport.
An Embraer 170 prototype accidentally landed with the gear retracted at the company’s Gaviao Peixoto test complex in Brazil on August 17. The incident will not affect the planned November date for the 70-passenger regional jet’s JAA and FAA certification, according to the company (see page 97).
Embraer EMB 170, Dulles, Va., May 30, 2006–Improper servicing of the nose-gear strut and inadequate maintenance caused the failure of the United Express EMB 170 nose gear to extend on landing, said the Safety Board. A factor was the operator’s inadequate checklist.
HAWKER SIDDELEY DH.125-1F, SEATTLE, WASH., DEC. 16, 2002–The NTSB determined that the probable cause for this accident was the crew’s failure to verify that the landing gear was down and locked before landing; failure to follow the checklist and an inoperative landing-gear warning horn were cited as factors. At approximately 7:07 p.m.
Eclipse Aviation’s fourth conforming flight-test aircraft, N505EA, which made a gear-up landing on September 4 at Albuquerque International Sunport, will be repaired and back in the air by the end of this month, according to a company spokesman. The two pilots on board were not injured during the accident, and Eclipse said the cause of the belly landing was pilot error.
Raytheon Beech King Air C90A, Tampa, Fla., Feb. 15, 2006–The right main landing gear of the Ulair Aviation King Air collapsed during the landing roll at Tampa International Airport. The airplane was substantially damaged but the ATP-rated pilot, the sole occupant, was not injured.