NTSB Identification: CHI92LA072.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 45992.
Accident occurred Saturday, January 11, 1992 in GRIFFITH, IN
Probable Cause Approval Date: 06/11/1993
Aircraft: BEECH A36, registration: N15PM
Injuries: 2 Uninjured.

NTSB investigators may not have traveled in support of this investigation and used data provided by various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

WHILE PRACTICING TAKE OFFS AND LANDINGS, THE PILOT INADVERTENTLY RETRACTED THE LANDING GEAR PRIOR TO POSITIVE LIFT OFF. THE ACFT SETTLED ON THE RUNWAY AND SLID OFF THE END OF THE RUNWAY.

The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:

PREMATURE GEAR RETRACTION DURING TAKEOFF ROLL BY THE PILOT.

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