An Aural Landing Gear Warning Was Received

Location: Aspen, CO Accident Number: CEN21LA259
Date & Time: June 4, 2021, 09:54 Local Registration: N615RG
Aircraft: Cessna 560XL Injuries: 5 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General aviation – Business

On June 4, 2021 at 0954 mountain daylight time, a Cessna 560XL airplane, N615RG, was substantially damaged when it was involved in an accident at Aspen-Pitkin County Airport (ASE), Aspen, Colorado. The pilot, co-pilot, and 3 passengers were uninjured. The airplane was operated as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 personal flight.

The pilot stated that the approach was stabilized and normal, and that the landing gear indications were normal with three green lights. During landing and after the deployment of the speed brakes and thrust reversers, an aural landing gear warning was received. The right wing then began to drop and the airplane veered to the right and came to rest on the right side of the runway, resulting in substantial damage to the right wing.

After the accident the right main landing gear was found retracted while the left main landing gear and nose gear were extended. The landing gear handle was found in the UP position.

When asked, the crew could not recall manipulating the landing gear handle after the initial gear extension in flight. The attached figure shows a postaccident view of the cockpit, throttle quadrant, and landing gear handle.

The airplane has been retained for further examination and component testing.