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Beech 1900 landing gear incident at KFLL

Old 22nd May 2006, 00:26
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Beech 1900 landing gear incident at KFLL

From Miami Herald:

The right landing gear collapsed on a Continental Connection flight landing at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport Sunday afternoon. No one was injured.

Flight 9137 departed from the Bahamas and was making a scheduled landing in Fort Lauderdale shortly before 5 p.m., said airport spokesman Steve Belleme.

There were 23 people on board, including two pilots and a flight attendant.

The passengers were bused to the terminal while the disabled plane, which was tilted to the right side, remained on the closed runway, Belleme said.

An indicator in the cockpit showed the right landing gear on the Beech 1900 was unsafe, Belleme said.

The Broward Sheriff's Office Fire Rescue rushed to the runway as a precaution.
Heard they did a bit of circling trying to sort it out before finally landing with no joy on the gear problem - Good job flight crew.
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Let's see here...19 pax seats + 2 pilot's seats + 1 (possibly?) J/S = only 21 or 22...and there were 23 on board?

If so, the Capt is going to learn a valuable lesson about being a "nice guy"...
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I'm sure the flight attendant had a seat, too - facing backwards, no doubt.
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Downingreen, ever thought of a lap child?
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No flight attendant installed.
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Gulfstream International's B-1900Cs do not have flight attendant seats. It is possible that the Miami Herald got the wrong information about the aircraft. Gulfstream also has the Brasilia 120 in it's stable too, which has a flight attendant seat.
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From the FAA S Region:

************************************************************ ********************
** Report created 5/23/2006 Record 18 **
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IDENTIFICATION
Regis#: 69549 Make/Model: B190 Description: 1900 (C-12J)
Date: 05/21/2006 Time: 2058

Event Type: Incident Highest Injury: None Mid Air: N Missing: N
Damage: Minor

LOCATION
City: FORT LAUDERDALE State: FL Country: US

DESCRIPTION
N6949, A GULFSTREAM FLIGHT 9137, BEECH 1900D ACFT, ON LANDING THE RIGHT
MAIN LANDING GEAR COLLAPSED, NO INJURIES REPORTED, FORT LAUDERDALE, FL

INJURY DATA Total Fatal: 0
# Crew: 2 Fat: 0 Ser: 0 Min: 0 Unk:
# Pass: 23 Fat: 0 Ser: 0 Min: 0 Unk:
# Grnd: Fat: 0 Ser: 0 Min: 0 Unk:

WEATHER: METAR 09009KT 10SM FEW035 29/19 A2996

OTHER DATA

Departed: SAN ANDROS, BAHAMAS Dep Date: Dep. Time:
Destination: FORT LAUDERDALE, FL Flt Plan: IFR Wx Briefing: Y
Last Radio Cont: LOCAL CONTROL
Last Clearance: CLRD TO LAND

FAA FSDO: FT LAUDERDALE, FL (SO17) Entry date: 05/22/2006
I see it's a D model - but they only carry 19 as well.

............unless as HHV suggests - 2 babies on board.
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Question

maybe there was a stow away pax from bahamas!
Infant are not accounted as pax in the manifest. And there is no cockpit jump seat. So it is an interesting maths problem!
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I wonder if the FO will have to pay for that flight.
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Originally Posted by Soft Ride
Infant are not accounted as pax in the manifest
I am surprised to hear that - is that a common rule in that part of the world? How do the crew/loaders/company have any way of knowing the full number of souls on board?
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"Infant are not accounted as pax in the manifest"

Perhaps at your airline, but not at all airlines.
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Whats the big deal?
In NZ we can carry up to 24 pax (2 Crew, 19 Pax and 3 Infants)
Im sure it didn't make any difference to the landing gear functioning correctly.
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Helo all,

I was on the flight, no flight attendant and four very young children.
Two were held on their parents laps.

There were a few tense moments when the gear was first lowered because we were on approach and not very high and it's so easy to get distracted with the problem and not fly the plane.
I felt it might be and inopertune time to stall.

Yes we did go back out to sea after the problem was discovered.
The pilot told us what was happening, however the plane is noisy and when you have problems diction is not a top priority.
We knew what the problem was, we could hear the gear going up and down and we saw the pilots pumping the handle also.
We came back in and made a pass by the tower to try to verify if the gear was down.
From the windows it was possible to tell that the starboard gear had not locked in place.

On the second approach we were told that we would be making an emergency landing and that the engines would be shut down before we touched.
Everything went by the book, a better two wheel landing than most of the three wheeled ones I've experienced.
We were stalled just before we touched as the engines stopped and the ground effects kept us off the colapsing wheel untill about fifty feet from stoping.

I belive we skidded on the collapsed wheel sticking out behind the wing as it rubbed on the flap and the wheel door that opened to lower the wheel.
Propeller didn't touch or the the wing tip as far as I could tell.
I may have better picture than most I've seen, will know when they are developed.
It was really quite an interesting experience and for me the highlight of the whole trip.

Dan
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Bless you Dan for the cool, factual passenger report.
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Hello all,

I have some Jpegs of my photos I would Email to someone if they could host them somewhere to post them in the thread for all to see.

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Hello all,









I don't see the thumbnaiils on my system but they do bring up the pictures for me, do they work for anyone else?

Thank you CW.

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Old 28th May 2006, 21:51
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Thanks Dan,

Never realised how many aerodynamic appendages B-1900s had. Is it a record? Winglets, two ventral thingies, six vertical stabilisers (of which four must surely have other names ending with ... attenuator or similar). Can someone knowlegeable explain how all that came about?
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The Beech 1900 is a somewhat extreme development of the venerable Kingair series which, in turn, were developed from the Queenair.

The additional aerodynamic devices would be doing things like widen a CG envelope that would be rather constrained without them, maintain stability in various axes eg pitch & yaw, provide pitch down forces at high angles of attack or improve the effective span to compensate for increased weight.
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