NTSB Identification: MKC88LA016.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 35246.
Accident occurred Sunday, November 08, 1987 in LEAVENWORTH, KS
Probable Cause Approval Date: 05/16/1989
Aircraft: PIPER PA-30, registration: N7277Y
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.
WHILE PRACTICING LANDINGS AND TAKEOFFS, THE PIC INADVERTENTLY PUT THE GEAR SWITCH IN THE RETRACT CYCLE WHILE ROLLING OUT. THE GEAR BEGAN ITS RETRACTION CYCLE WITH THE ACFT STILL ON THE RWY, DAMAGING THE RETRACTION SYSTEM. THE PLT ELECTED TO TKOF, BUT ONCE AIRBORNE, WAS UNABLE TO CYCLE THE GEAR IN EITHER DIRECTION. A LANDING WAS MADE WITH THE GEAR IN AN INTERMEDIATE POSITION. THE GEAR COLLAPSED ON TOUCHDOWN.
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:GEAR RETRACTION..INADVERTENT ACTIVATION..PILOT IN COMMAND
GEAR EXTENSION..NOT POSSIBLE..PILOT IN COMMAND
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