NTSB Identification: MKC87LA178.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 34993.
Nonscheduled 14 CFR
Accident occurred Friday, September 25, 1987 in KANSAS CITY, MO
Probable Cause Approval Date: 04/24/1989
Aircraft: AERO COMMANDER 500B, registration: N192CA
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 PILOT WAS ON APPROACH TO KANSAS CITY INTERNATIONAL WHEN HE WAS REQUESTED TO SLOW DOWN AND FOLLOW ANOTHER AIRCRAFT. HE USED HIS CHECKLIST AND DECIDED TO LEAVE THE GEAR UP UNTIL HE WAS CLOSER TO THE AIRPORT. ON SHORT FINAL HE EXTENDED THE FLAPS BUT FAILED TO EXTEND THE GEAR. THE AIRPLANE SLID FOR 600 FEET. THE CONDENSED CHECKLIST, WHICH THE PILOT WAS USING, DID NOT INCLUDE CHECKING THE LANDING GEAR WARNING HORN BEFORE EXTENDING THE GEAR. THE AMPLIFIED CHECKLIST CONTAINS THIS.

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

IN-FLIGHT PLANNING/DECISION..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

CHECKLIST..IMPROPER USE OF..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


Contributing Factors

CHECKLIST..INADEQUATE..MANUFACTURER


Contributing Factors

LIGHT CONDITION..BRIGHT NIGHT

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