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Twin-engine plane crash lands on golf course

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A small twin-engine airplane with two people on board crash-landed Friday afternoon at a golf course near the Rocky Mountain Metropolitan Airport in Jefferson County, CO. (www.thedenverchannel.com) More...

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cstolz
cstolz 2
This happened at my home airport. It had just come out of maintenance. It is a forest service Aero Commander that lost power right after departure. Nonetheless, great skills demonstrated here.
gearup328
Peter Steitz 2
Oh boy. Bet the engine shop is worried.
james801
James Farnsworth 2
It looked like the right side prop was ok so it was stopped before impact. The left side prop on all 3 blades was bent aft so it had to have been turning on impact. The AC’s are good airplanes and to ME a smart move to not put the gear down.
gearup328
Peter Steitz 2
Generally, and I say generally it's best NOT to lower the gear if a main is stuck in the up position. With a nose gear up, yes lower both main gear. With only one main down, anything can happen after you touch down. Wind, runway and pilot skill will determine the outcome. I should say pilot skill will always play huge part in either case.
gearup328
Peter Steitz 2
I should also tell you that my name doesn't mean I landed gearup. Ha!
james801
James Farnsworth 2
In snow or wet lands gear up is best. I dont thing any of thers was stuck. The Pilot made the choice to land gear up do to the snow.
gearup328
Peter Steitz 2
Good point, james801.
preacher1
preacher1 1
Well, if they ain't, they oughta be. As stated below, just out of mx and both quit at once?????? H-m-m-m-m-m
HunterTS4
Toby Sharp 1
you mean excited for his business?! ha
sparkie624
sparkie624 1
It is hard to say being a command with that High Wing... if it did not lean in that direction the prop could have been spinning, and just did not impact anything. The Investigation will find out for sure.
chalet
chalet 1
Looks suspiciously like ice in the carburettor or fuel injectors.
jshhmr
josh homer 1
Anyone know what type of A/C that is?
gearup328
Peter Steitz 1
BOTH engines quit? Fuel starvation? Glad no one was injured.
gearup328
Peter Steitz 1
I don't know but I would guess those engines are fuel injected and there are no carbs. Bad injectors? Yes. Fuel pumps? Yes. Ice? Maybe. Bad fuel? Yes. If they're not injected, then carb ice is a real possibility except that's what carb heat is for.
HunterTS4
Toby Sharp 1
Looks like a Commander 500S
preacher1
preacher1 1
It does make you wonder, especially with one of the posts up above said it was just out of mx.