NTSB Identification: MIA88LA064.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 35732.
Accident occurred Tuesday, December 15, 1987 in MARATHON, FL
Probable Cause Approval Date: 02/24/1989
Aircraft: BEECH 95-C55, registration: N707CC
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.
WHILE ON A PERSONAL FLT AFTER THE PLT LOWERED THE LANDING GEAR FOR LANDING, THE LEFT MAIN LANDING GEAR DID NOT EXTEND. THE PLT CONTINUED THE APCH, & AFTER TOUCHDOWN, THE ACFT VEERED OFF THE RWY, COLLIDED WITH TREES, THEN CAME TO REST. ACCORDING TO FAA PERSONNEL THE LT MAIN LNDG GEAR DID NOT EXTEND POSSIBLY DUE TO A FROZEN UPLOCK ROLLER. AS A RESULT AFTER THE PLT LOWERED THE LNDG GEAR, THE PUSH-PULL ROD FAILED. ACCORDING TO BEECH ACFT PERSONNEL, THE PUSH-PULL ROD COULD FAIL IF THE UPLOCK ROLLER FAILED. ACCORDING TO THE OWNER THE ACFT & ENG LOGBOOKS COULD NOT BE LOCATED.
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:LANDING GEAR,NORMAL RETRACTION/EXTENSION ASSEMBLY..FAILURE,PARTIAL
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