NTSB Identification: CHI87LA220.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 34891.
Accident occurred Sunday, September 20, 1987 in PINCKNEYVILLE, IL
Probable Cause Approval Date: 01/11/1989
Aircraft: CESSNA 172RG, registration: N9543B
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.

ACCORDING TO THE INSTRUCTOR (CFI), HE & THE STUDENT CONFIRMED THE GEAR WAS EXTENDED & LOCKED AS THEY ENTERED THE TRAFFIC PATTERN. FLAPS WERE EXTENDED & THEY CONTD IN THE PATTERN TO PRACTICE A SHORT FIELD LANDING TECHNIQUE. POWER WAS REDUCED AFTER CROSSING 100' OVER AN IMAGINARY 50' OBSTACLE. THE CFI STATED THAT ON THE INITIAL LNDG, THE ACFT CAME BACK OFF THE GND SVRL FT, & ON THE 2ND TOUCHDOWN, IT SETTLED ON ITS BELLY & SLID DOWN THE RWY WITH THE GEAR HANDLE IN THE UP PSN & THE GEAR RETRACTED. HE BELIEVED THE GEAR HANDLE 'ADVANCED FROM THE DOWN AND LOCKED POSITION TO THE UP POSITION.' HOWEVER, WHEN THE NORMAL & EMERGENCY GEAR SYSTEMS WERE CHECKED, THEY OPERATED NORMALLY & NO MALFUNCTION WAS FND. THE GEAR RETRACTION CYCLE TOOK 6 SECONDS TO GO FROM FULL DOWN TO FULL UP.

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

GEAR DOWN AND LOCKED..NOT MAINTAINED

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

WHEELS UP LANDING..INADVERTENT

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

SUPERVISION..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND(CFI)

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