NTSB Identification: MIA86IA075.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 30508.
Incident occurred Thursday, February 13, 1986 in PANAMA CITY, FL
Aircraft: PIPER PA-31-1020, registration: N41703
Injuries: 1 Uninjured.

NTSB investigators used data provided by various sources and may not have traveled in support of this investigation to prepare this aircraft incident report.

THE PLT STATED THAT ALL ATTEMPTS TO EXTEND THE LANDING GEAR WERE TO NO AVAIL & HE ELECTED TO LAND WITH THE NOSE GEAR NOT FULLY LOCKED DOWN. ON LANDING ROLLOUT THE NOSE GEAR COMPLETELY COLLAPSED. POST CRASH EXAMINATION OF THE NOSE LANDING GEAR REVEALED THAT THE 90 DEGREE HYDRAULIC FITTING THAT WAS SUPPLYING FLUID TO THE NOSE GEAR WAS BROKEN OFF AT THE ACTUATOR HOUSING CAUSING LOSS OF ALL HYDRAULIC PRESSURE TO THE NOSE GEAR SO IT WAS NOT ABLE TO FULLY LOCK IN THE DOWN POSITION.

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

LANDING GEAR,NORMAL RETRACTION/EXTENSION ASSEMBLY..DISABLED

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

LANDING GEAR,EMERGENCY EXTENSION ASSEMBLY..DISABLED

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