NTSB Identification: MIA87LA258.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 35064.
Accident occurred Thursday, September 24, 1987 in OPA LOCKA, FL
Probable Cause Approval Date: 01/11/1989
Aircraft: AERO COMMANDER 560-F, registration: N61BT
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.

THE PLT STATED THAT HE HAD JUST COMPLETED HIS THIRD TOUCH & GO LDG WHEN THE GEAR COLLAPSED WHILE THE ACFT WAS ON THE RWY. A PLT/MECHANIC WHO ASSISTED IN REMOVING THE ACFT FROM THE RWY STATED THAT JUST AFTER THE ACCIDENT, HE PEERED INTO THE COCKPIT & OBSERVED THE LDG GEAR HANDLE SAFETY LOCK WAS NOT IN PLACE. HE STATED THE PLT WAS KNOWN TO CONDUCT TOUCH & GO LDGS WITHOUT THE LOCK IN PLACE. AFTER THE ACCIDENT, THE LDG GEAR WAS EXAMINED & NO EVIDENCE OF MALFUNCTION OR FAILURE WAS NOTED.

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

LANDING GEAR,GEAR LEVER..NOT SECURED

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

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

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