NTSB Identification: ATL87LA070.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 33188.
Scheduled 14 CFR
Accident occurred Thursday, February 05, 1987 in FLORENCE, SC
Probable Cause Approval Date: 04/25/1988
Aircraft: SWEARINGEN SA-226TC, registration: N1013G
Injuries: 7 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.

DURING THE FINAL LEG OF A DOMESTIC SCHEDULED COMMUTER AIRLINE FLIGHT THE AIRCRAFT LANDED WITH THE LANDING GEAR IN THE RETRACTED POSITION. THE CAPTAIN COULD NOT RECALL PLACING THE GEAR SELECTOR HANDLE IN THE DOWN POSITION AND THE CO-PILOT COULD NOT REMEMBER CALLING FOR 'GEAR DOWN' DURING THE 'BEFORE LANDING CHECKLIST'. THE CO-PILOT WAS FLYING THE LEG AND THE CAPTAIN WAS PERFORMING THE CO-PILOT FUNCTIONS. AS THE PROPELLERS CAME IN CONTACT WITH THE RUNWAY APPROX. 6 INCHES OF A RIGHT PROPELLER BLADE SEPARATED AND PENETRATED THE FUSELAGE AT ROW 2, SEAT 'B'. THERE WERE NO PASSENGERS SEATED IN THE AREA AT THAT TIME. NO MECHANICAL DISCREPANCIES WERE REPORTED BY THE CREW PRIOR TO THE ACCIDENT AND A LANDING GEAR SYSTEM CHECK AFTER THE ACCIDENT DID NOT REVEAL ANY MECHANICAL DIFFICIENCIES.

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

CHECKLIST..NOT FOLLOWED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

GEAR EXTENSION..NOT PERFORMED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

WHEELS UP LANDING..INADVERTENT..COPILOT/SECOND PILOT



Contributing Factors

COMPLACENCY..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

CHECKLIST..NOT FOLLOWED..COPILOT/SECOND PILOT


Contributing Factors

DIVERTED ATTENTION..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

CREW/GROUP COORDINATION..POOR..PILOT IN COMMAND

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