NTSB Identification: MIA88LA169.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 36133.
Nonscheduled 14 CFR operation of AEROCHAGO AIRLINE S.A.
Accident occurred Friday, May 13, 1988 in MIAMI, FL
Probable Cause Approval Date: 08/08/1989
Aircraft: BOEING HP-B-377, registration: HI468
Injuries: 1 Serious,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.

ACCORDING TO COMPANY PERSONNEL, AS THE ACFT ROTATED FOR TAKEOFF, ONE GENERATOR TRIPPED OFF THE LINE. THEN AS THE LANDING GEAR WAS SELECTED UP, THE OTHER THREE GENERATORS SIMULTAINEOUSLY TRIPPED OFF. THE ACFT WAS FLOWN ON AN EXTENDED PATTERN WHILE THE CREW MANUALLY EXTENDED THE LANDING GEAR AND LANDED THE ACFT WITH NO DAMAGE SUSTAINED. EXAMINATION OF THE LANDING GEAR SYSTEM AFTER LANDING REVEALED THAT THE NOSE GEAR RETRACT ACTUATOR MOTOR HAD SHORTED OUT CAUSING THE GENERATORS TO TRIP OFF THE LINE. THE CO-PLT WAS INJURED TRYING TO MANUALLY LOWER THE NOSE GEAR. HE STEPPED INTO THE UNLIT HATCH AND BROKE HIS LEG.

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

LANDING GEAR,NORMAL RETRACTION/EXTENSION ASSEMBLY..SHORTED



Contributing Factors

FLIGHT COMPARTMENT LIGHT(S)..INOPERATIVE


Contributing Factors

ELECTRICAL SYSTEM..LOSS,TOTAL


Contributing Factors

BECAME LOST/DISORIENTED..COPILOT/SECOND PILOT

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