NTSB Identification: MKC90LA039.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 39854.
Accident occurred Wednesday, December 13, 1989 in CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO
Probable Cause Approval Date: 06/16/1992
Aircraft: BEECH 80, registration: N525GT
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 PILOT SAID THAT WHEN HE DEPARTED ON A PERSONAL CROSS COUNTRY TRIP, THE LANDING GEAR FAILED TO RETRACT COMPLETELY. HE CONTINUED HIS TRIP. AFTER ARRIVING AT HIS DESTINATION, HE WAS UNABLE TO GET A SAFE GEAR INDICATION AND WAS UNABLE TO LOWER THE GEAR BY EMERGENCY PROCEDURES. LOW PASSES PAST THE TOWER CONFIRMED ALL THREE WHEELS WERE DOWN, BUT THE NOSE GEAR APPEARED NOT TO BE IN POSITION. A LANDING WAS MADE. DURING THE ROLL-OUT, ALL THREE GEAR LEGS COLLAPSED. A POST- ACCIDENT INVESTIGATION REVEALED THE GEAR MOTOR WAS BURNED OUT AND THE LANDING GEAR EMERGENCY PUMP WAS INOPERATIVE DUE TO A MISPLACED CRANK HANDLE.
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be: AN INOPERATIVE LANDING GEAR EXTENSION SYSTEM DUE TO FAILURE OF AN ELECTRIC MOTOR AND A MISPLACED EMERGENCY CRANK HANDLE.
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