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Hardy Man's Bad Luck Closes Airport

Nose Gear Collapsed -- Kennedy Curse?

Aside from the shameless headlines this story allows, there is little remarkable about the incident. Reports say that, on landing, the Lancair 320's nose gear buckled. The pilot, identified in local reports as Robert Kennedy of Hardy (VA), wasn't hurt; but he's going to need some heavy-duty prop work soon. The Lycoming 320 may need some TLC, as well.

Five flights were either delayed or diverted.

**   Report created 10/14/2003   Record 12  **
IDENTIFICATION
  Regis#: 320PD        Make/Model: EXP       Description: EXP- LANCAIR
  Date: 10/11/2003     Time: 2310
  Event Type: Incident   Highest Injury: None     Mid Air: N    Missing: N
  Damage: Unknown
LOCATION
  City: ROANOKE                     State: VA   Country: US
DESCRIPTION
 AIRCRAFT ON LANDING RUNWAY 6, NOSE GEAR COLLAPSED AND AIRCRAFT SKIDDED ON THE RUNWAY, OTHER CIRCUMSTANCES ARE UNKNOWN, ROANOKE, VA
INJURY DATA      Total Fatal:   0
                 # Crew:  1     Fat:   0     Ser:   0     Min:   0     Unk:   
                 # Pass:   0     Fat:   0     Ser:   0     Min:   0     Unk:   
                 # Grnd:         Fat:   0     Ser:   0     Min:   0     Unk:   
WEATHER: UNK
OTHER DATA
  Activity: Unknown      Phase: Landing      Operation: General Aviation
  Departed: UNK                         Dep Date:    Dep. Time:     
  Destination: UNK                      Flt Plan: UNK          Wx Briefing: U
  Last Radio Cont: UNK
  Last Clearance: UNK
  FAA FSDO: RICHMOND, VA  (EA21)                  Entry date: 10/14/2003


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