Date & Time: Nov 18, 2003 at 0721 LT
Operator:
Registration:
N332BA
Flight Type:
Cargo
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Rifle-Grand Junction
MSN:
TC-222E
YOM:
1976
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
0
Pax fatalities:
0
Other fatalities:
0
Total fatalities:
0
Captain / Total flying hours:
2419
Captain / Total hours on type:
140
Aircraft flight hours:
23972
Circumstances:
On a cargo flight from Rifle to Grand Junction, Colorado, the pilot completed the approach checklis. After deploying undercarriage, three green lights appeared on the panel and the pilot completed his landing. The aircraft landed on its main landing gear and the nose drop past level and struck the runway surface. The aircraft skidded for approximately 3,000 feet before stopping on the main runway. The investigations will try to understand why the nose gear did not extend despite the fact that three green lights were on.