NTSB Identification: MIA86LA079.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 30608.
Accident occurred Saturday, February 15, 1986 in FT. MYERS, FL
Aircraft: BEECH 55, registration: N163Q
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.

THE PLT STATED THAT HE HAD EXPERIENCED AN ELECTRICAL FAILURE & BECAUSE IT WAS GETTING DARK, HE COULD NOT SEE THE MECHANICAL LANDING GEAR POSITION INDICATOR. HE SAID THAT HE PERFORMED A 'GUMP' CHECK & VERIFIED THAT THE GEAR HANDLE WAS IN THE DOWN POSITION, BUT THE GEAR POSITION LIGHTS WERE OUT. THE PLT STATED THAT THE GEAR WARNING HORN DID NOT SOUND & A GEAR-UP LANDING WAS PERFORMED. A POST ACCIDENT EXAM REVEALED THAT THE BATTERY WAS DEAD & THE RADIO, LIGHTS, TRANSPONDER & ROTATING BEACON SWITCHES WERE IN THE ON POSITION. BOTH GENERATOR SWITCHES WERE IN THE OFF POSITION. AFTER THE BATTERY WAS CHARGED, ALL SYSTEMS AND LIGHTS WORKED NORMALLY, THE PLT SAID HE DID NOT CONNECT THE ELECTRICAL PROBLEM WITH THE LANDING GEAR. HE STATED THAT THE ACCIDENT COULD HAVE BEEN AVOIDED IF HE HAD VERIFIED THE GEAR POSITION BY THE MECHANICAL GEAR POSITION INDICATOR WITH HIS FLASHLIGHT.

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

EMERGENCY PROCEDURE..NOT PERFORMED..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

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

WHEELS UP LANDING..INADVERTENT..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

ELECTRICAL SYSTEM,BATTERY..EXHAUSTION


Contributing Factors

ELECTRICAL SYSTEM,GENERATOR..SWITCHED OFF

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