NTSB Identification: FTW85LA096.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 27821.
Accident occurred Monday, January 14, 1985 in AMARILLO, TX
Aircraft: BEECH V35B, registration: N6735T
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.

DURING TAKEOFF, THE CABIN DOOR OPENED & THE PLT ELECTED TO RETURN FOR A LANDING. HE REPORTED THAT HE WAS DISTRACTED BY WIND NOISE & 'NERVOUSNESS' AND FAILED TO ASSURE THAT THE GEAR WAS EXTENDED. AS HE FLARED, THE PROPELLER CONTACTED THE RWY. THE PLT ADDED POWER IN AN ATTEMPT TO CLIMB & EXTEND THE GEAR; HOWEVER, IT ONLY PARTIALLY EXTENDED & THE ACFT SETTLED BACK TO THE RWY BEFORE THE GEAR COULD FULLY EXTEND & LOCK IN THE DOWN POSITION.

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:

DIVERTED ATTENTION..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

DOOR,EXTERIOR CREW..OPEN



Contributing Factors

ANXIETY/APPREHENSION..PILOT IN COMMAND



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