NTSB Identification: MIA86LA231.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 31752.
Accident occurred Sunday, August 10, 1986 in ORLANDO, FL
Aircraft: PIPER PA24-180, registration: N55UA
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.

PLT WAS UNABLE TO COMPLETELY EXTEND LANDING GEAR VIA ELECTRIC AND MANUAL MEANS. A LANDING WAS MADE WITH GEAR PARTIALLY EXTENDED. EXAMINATION OF THE AIRCRAFT AFTER THE ACCIDENT REVEALED THE LANDING GEAR EXTENTION MECHANISM WAS BINDING IN THE MANUAL EXTENTION MECHANISM TUNNEL BETWEEN THE TWO FRONT SEATS. PULLING ON THE LANDING GEAR ALLOWED IT TO FREE AND OPERATE NORMALLY AFTER THIS. INSPECTION OF AIRCRAFT RECORDS REVEALED THE AIRCRAFT WAS LANDED GEAR UP 125 HOURS BEFORE THIS ACCIDENT CAUSING DAMAGE TO THE BELLY AND LANDING GEAR MOTOR MOUNTING AREA. THE POINT THE GEAR MECHANISM WAS BINDING WAS DEEPLY SCARRED INDICATING IT HAD BEEN RUBBING FOR SOMETIME.

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

LANDING GEAR,EMERGENCY EXTENSION ASSEMBLY..BINDING(MECHANICAL)

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

LANDING GEAR,EMERGENCY EXTENSION ASSEMBLY..FAILURE,TOTAL



Contributing Factors

MAINTENANCE,INSPECTION..IMPROPER..OTHER MAINTENANCE PERSONNEL

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