NTSB Identification: LAX87IA326.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 34147.
Incident occurred Monday, September 07, 1987 in LOS ANGELES, CA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 05/01/1989
Aircraft: MOONEY M20C, registration: N5826Q
Injuries: 1 Uninjured.

NTSB investigators used data provided by various sources and may not have traveled in support of this investigation to prepare this aircraft incident report.

THE PLT RPRTD THAT BEFORE LANDING, HE WENT THRU THE LANDING CHECKLIST, BUT THE GREEN GEAR LIGHT DID NOT ILLUMINATE. HE CONTD THE LANDING, & SUBSEQUENTLY, THE ACFT TOUCHED DOWN & CAME TO REST WITH THE GEAR RETRACTED. THERE WAS EVIDENCE THE GEAR WAS RETRACTED WHEN THE ACFT TOUCHED DOWN. THE GEAR HANDLE WAS FOUND IN THE UP (RETRACTED) POSITION. AFTER THE ACFT WAS RAISED, THE GEAR WOULD EXTEND & OPERATE NORMALLY. POLICE SUSPECTED THE PLT WAS UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF ALCOHOL. A TEST SHOWED HE HAD A BLOOD/ALCOHOL LEVEL OF 0.089%.

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

JUDGMENT..POOR..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

IMPAIRMENT(ALCOHOL)..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

GEAR DOWN AND LOCKED..NOT IDENTIFIED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

WHEELS UP LANDING..INADVERTENT..PILOT IN COMMAND

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