Accident Cessna T303 Crusader D-ITOL,
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 267560
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Date:Saturday 8 May 2021
Type:Silhouette image of generic C303 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Cessna T303 Crusader
Registration: D-ITOL
MSN: T30300048
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Zeltweg (LOXZ) -   Austria
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:
Destination airport:Zeltweg Air Base (LOXZ)
Investigating agency: UUS Austria
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
The pilot of the Cessna T303, carried out photo flights in the greater Zeltweg area.
In order to be able to fly at the lowest possible speed during the photo sequence, the pilot flew in landing configuration (gear down / flaps down).
After completing the photo sequences, the pilot intended to continue the flight to Italy and selected the retraction of the landing gear and flaps. He noticed that the landing gear could not be retracted and remained in the "gear unsafe" position.
Despite repeated attempts, the landing gear would not retract, so the pilot contacted the air traffic controller in the control tower at the nearby Zeltweg military airfield (LOXZ) and requested clearance for a "touch and go" maneuver on runway 26L.
After clearance was granted, the pilot performed a touch and go maneuver on runway 26L at 08:57.
maneuver on runway 26L.
During the subsequent climb, the pilot continued to be unable to retract the landing gear and requested clearance to perform another touch and go maneuver on runway 26L.
After receiving clearance, the pilot touched down again on runway 26L at 09:07, applied the wheel brakes 2-3 times, and accelerated the aircraft again when the right main and nose landing gear collapsed. This caused the propellers and the right wing to contact the asphalt surface of the runway. The aircraft came to rest after about 300 m on the right edge of the runway.
The two people in the aircraft were uninjured in the incident, but the aircraft was severely damaged by the incident.

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: UUS Austria
Report number: 
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 1 year and 2 months
Download report: Final report



Revision history:

11-Sep-2021 12:50 ASN archive Added
07-Jul-2022 15:48 harro Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Total occupants, Location, Nature, Destination airport, Source, Narrative, Accident report]

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