NTSB Identification: DEN86LA074.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 30857.
Accident occurred Sunday, February 02, 1986 in TRUTH OR CONSEQ, NM
Aircraft: CESSNA T210M, registration: N761JP
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.
ACCORDING TO THE PILOT, DURING THE LANDING ROLL HE IS ACCUSTOMED TO KEEPING THE NOSE GEAR OFF THE RUNWAY UNTIL THE GROUND SPEED HAS SLOWED. THE PILOT STATED HE DID NOT CHECK THE LANDING GEAR CONDITION LIGHTS. UPON LOWERING THE NOSE, THE ACFT PROPELLER AND UNDERSIDE CONTACTED THE RUNWAY, SUBSTANTIALLY DAMAGING THE ACFT. DURING POST ACCIDENT TESTS THE LANDING GEAR WAS RECYCLED APRX 50 TIMES, EACH TIME THE NOSE GEAR FUNCTIONED NORMALLY.
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:GEAR RETRACTION..INADVERTENT..PILOT IN COMMAND
COMPLACENCY..PILOT IN COMMAND
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