NTSB Identification: ATL85LA091.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 27567.
Nonscheduled 14 CFR
Accident occurred Friday, February 08, 1985 in HOLLY SPRINGS, MS
Aircraft: BEECH 58, registration: N112TC
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.

ABOUT 40 TO 45 MIN AFTER TAKEOFF PILOT NOTED ELECTRICAL LOAD METERS AT 0. ALTERNATOR WARNING LIGHTS WERE ON. RESET WAS ATTEMPTED BUT UNSUCCESSFUL DUE TO LOW BATTERY VOLTAGE. PLT DECIDED TO MAKE A PRECAUTIONARY LDG AT HOLLY SPRINGS, MS,BUT COULD NOT LOWER THE GEAR ELECTRICALLY. PLT THEN ATTEMPTED MANUAL EXTENSION BUT WAS UNABLE TO GET THE EMERGENCY CRANK, LOCATED BEHIND THE SEAT, UNSTOWED. PLT DECIDED TO MAKE A GEAR UP LANDING IN GRASS ALONGSIDE THE PAVED RWY. POST ACCIDENT EXAM OF THE ACFT FAILED TO REVEAL ANY FAILURE IN THE LANDING GEAR EXTENSION SYSTEM WHICH WOULD HAVE PREVENTED EXTENSION OF THE GEAR OR CAUSE OF THE ELECTRICAL SYSTEM FAILURE. THE PLT DID STATE THAT A LOAD ON THE LOAD METERS WAS NOTICED DURING ENGINE START AT JACKSON.

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

ELECTRICAL SYSTEM..FAILURE,TOTAL

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

ALTERNATOR..IMPROPER USE OF..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

ELECTRICAL SYSTEM,ALTERNATOR..FAILURE,TOTAL

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

CHECKLIST..NOT FOLLOWED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

LANDING GEAR,EMERGENCY EXTENSION ASSEMBLY..JAMMED



Contributing Factors

LACK OF RECENT EXPERIENCE..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

INADEQUATE TRAINING(EMERGENCY PROCEDURE(S))..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

INADEQUATE RECURRENT TRAINING..CHECK PILOT

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