NTSB Identification: MKC86LA192.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 33469.
Accident occurred Monday, September 22, 1986 in KANSAS CITY, MO
Aircraft: BEECH E55, registration: N9043V
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.

THE PLT RPRTD THAT THIS WAS A POSITIONING FLT FOR A 100 HR INSPN & THAT THE ACFT WAS HAVING ELECTRICAL PROBLEMS THRU-OUT THE FLT. ACCORDING TO HIM, HE EXTENDED THE FLAPS & PUT THE GEAR HANDLE IN THE DOWN POSITION AS HE MADE A VOR APCH AT NIGHT; HOWEVER, THE ACFT TOUCHED DOWN WITH THE LANDING GEAR RETRACTED. DURING THE WHEELS UP LANDING, A FIRE OCCURRED IN THE COCKPIT AREA, EXTENSIVELY DAMAGING THE INSTRUMENT PANEL, BUT THE ORIGIN OF THE FIRE WAS NOT VERIFIED. THE LANDING GEAR UPLOCKS WERE FOUND UNLATCHED, BUT THE WHEELS WERE FOUND IN THEIR RESPECTIVE WHEEL WELLS. AFTER THE ACFT WAS HOISTED OFF THE GROUND, ALL THREE WHEELS EXTENDED WITH NO DIFFICULTY WHEN THE EMERGENCY EXTENSION SYS WAS OPERATED. NEITHER THE ELECTRICAL GEAR MOTOR NOR THE INSIDE OF THE GEAR MOTOR COMPARTMENT WERE BURNED IN THE FIRE, BUT THE MOTOR HAD EVIDENCE OF THERMAL OVERLOAD DAMAGE AROUND THE WINDING. NO INFO WAS RECORDED ON THE TOWER TAPES TO INDICATE A GEAR PROBLEM BEFORE THE ACFT LANDED.

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

REASON FOR OCCURRENCE UNDETERMINED

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

GEAR EXTENSION..NOT ATTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

EMERGENCY EQUIPMENT..NOT USED..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..UNDETERMINED


Contributing Factors

LANDING GEAR,NORMAL RETRACTION/EXTENSION ASSEMBLY..UNDETERMINED

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