NTSB Identification: CHI88LA175.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 37949.
Accident occurred Tuesday, July 26, 1988 in MANITO, IL
Probable Cause Approval Date: 11/28/1989
Aircraft: BEECH 35R, registration: N3016V
Injuries: 4 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.

DRG ARRIVAL, THE PLT EXPERIENCED AN ELECTRICAL PRBLM WITH THE LANDING GEAR & HAD TO USE MANUAL EXTENSION PROCEDURES. HE STATED THAT WHEN HE SELECTED THE FLAPS FOR LANDING, HE HEARD THE MOTOR RUN, BUT DID NOT VISUALLY CHECK THAT THE FLAPS WERE EXTENDED. JUST BEFORE LANDING, AT APRX 20' AGL, THE ACFT 'QUIT FLYING' & LANDED HARD. INITIALLY, THE PLT WAS NOT AWARE OF ANY DAMAGE. WHEN HE GOT OUT OF THE ACFT AFTER THE FLT, HE NOTICED THE FLAPS WERE RETRACTED, BUT SAID IT WAS HIS HABIT TO RETRACT THEM AUTOMATICALLY ON THE ROLL-OUT. A SUBSEQUENT INSPN REVEALED SUBSTANTIAL DAMAGE TO THE RIGHT WING SPAR.

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

AIRSPEED(VSO)..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

LANDING GEAR,NORMAL RETRACTION/EXTENSION ASSEMBLY..INOPERATIVE


Contributing Factors

LOWERING OF FLAPS..NOT IDENTIFIED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

DIVERTED ATTENTION..PILOT IN COMMAND

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