NTSB Identification: MIA88LA276.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 38112.
Accident occurred Saturday, September 24, 1988 in BUNNELL, FL
Probable Cause Approval Date: 12/29/1989
Aircraft: PIPER PA-28R-200, registration: N15513
Injuries: 1 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 TAXIING TO TAKEOFF AFTER LNDG, THE LEFT MAIN LNDG GEAR COLLAPSED. THE ACFT SLID TO STOP. EXAMINATION OF THE ACFT REVEALED THE LNDG GEAR MICROSWITCH FAILED INTERNALLY. THE LANDING GEAR HANDLE WAS DOWN GUT NO DETERMINATION COULD BE MADE AS TO ITS POSITION WHEN THE GEAR COLLAPSED. THE PILOT STATED THAT AS PART OF HIS PRE-TAKEOFF CHECKLIST 'I TOOK THE GEAR EMERGENCY LEVER IN THE OVERRIDE POSITION.' THE PILOT HAD 9 HOURS EXPERIENCE IN MAKE/MODEL.

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

GEAR RETRACTION..INADVERTENT..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

LANDING GEAR,NORMAL RETRACTION/EXTENSION ASSEMBLY..FAILURE,PARTIAL


Contributing Factors

LACK OF FAMILIARITY WITH AIRCRAFT..PILOT IN COMMAND

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