NTSB Identification: LAX91LA187.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 44908.
Accident occurred Monday, April 29, 1991 in GOODYEAR, AZ
Probable Cause Approval Date: 07/14/1993
Aircraft: BEECH F33A, registration: N5585Y
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.
THE OPERATOR AUTHORIZED THE PILOT TO FLY WITH A PASSENGER FOR THE PURPOSE OF EVALUATING THE PASSENGER'S CAPABILITIES AS A PROSPECTIVE PILOT. THE PILOT ALLOWED THE PASSENGER TO FLY THE AIRPLANE. ON FINAL APPROACH THE PILOT FAILED TO NOTICE THAT THE PASSENGER HAD NOT EXTENDED THE LANDING GEAR, AND THE AIRPLANE TOUCHED DOWN WITH ITS GEAR RETRACTED. DURING THE SUBSEQUENT EXAMINATION OF THE AIRPLANE THE LANDING GEAR AND ITS RELATED WARNING SYSTEM WERE FOUND TO OPERATE NORMALLY.
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be: THE PILOT'S FAILURE TO ENSURE THAT THE AIRPLANE'S LANDING GEAR WAS EXTENDED BY THE PASSENGER WHO HE WAS ALLOWING FLY THE AIRPLANE. A CONTRIBUTING FACTOR RELATED TO THE PILOT'S INADEQUATE SUPERVISION OF THE PASSENGER.
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