NTSB Identification: MIA86LA225.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 31734.
Accident occurred Saturday, August 02, 1986 in CRESTVIEW, FL
Aircraft: PIPER PA-24-250, registration: N7992P
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.

WHILE ON FINAL APRCH WITH THE LDG GEAR EXTENDED FOR LDG, THE PLT OBSERVED ANOTHER ACFT AHEAD OF HIM WHICH HE FELT HE WAS OVERTAKING. HE ELECTED TO EXECUTE A GO-AROUND & WHILE ON DOWNWIND LEG, THE PLT RETRACTED THE GEAR ABSENT-MINDEDLY THINKING HE WAS EXTENDING IT. HE STATED THAT HE WAS UNABLE TO HEAR THE LDG GEAR WARNING HORN BECAUSE HE WAS WEARING A HEADSET. THE ACFT LANDED GEAR-UP.

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

WHEELS UP LANDING..INADVERTENT..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

DIVERTED ATTENTION..PILOT IN COMMAND

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