NTSB Identification: LAX86FVM07.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 31538.
Accident occurred Thursday, August 07, 1986 in SAN JOSE, CA
Aircraft: CESSNA 177RG, registration: N45188
Injuries: 1 Uninjured.

NTSB investigators either traveled in support of this investigation or conducted a significant amount of investigative work without any travel, and used data obtained from various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

THE ACFT WAS LANDED WITH THE GEAR IN THE PARTIALLY EXTENDED.TOWER PERSONNEL ATTEMPTED TO WARN THE PLT OF THE GEAR POSITION WITH USE OF THE RADIO AND LIGHT GUN SIGNALS; HOWEVER, THE LANDING WAS CONTINUED. POST ACCIDENT EXAMINATION OF THE LANDING GEAR SYSTEM FAILED TO DISCLOSE ANY FAILURE/MALFUNCTION. HOWEVER, IT WAS DISCOVERED THAT IF THE GEAR HANDLE WAS LOWERED TO THE NEUTRAL POSITION FROM THE GEAR UP POSITION, THE LANDING GEAR WOULD LOWER TO THE TRAIL POSITION.

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

GEAR EXTENSION..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

GEAR DOWN AND LOCKED..NOT IDENTIFIED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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