NTSB Identification: ATL85LA092.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 27461.
Accident occurred Saturday, February 09, 1985 in CHARLESTON, SC
Aircraft: BEECH 95-C55, registration: N211DS
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 MAKING PRACTICE COUPLED ILS APCH IN VMC. INTERCEPTED LOCALIZER OUTSIDE THE OUTER MARKER. HELD THE GEAR,INTENDING TO LOWER THEM AT OM. CONTINUED INBD TO DH WHERE HE RESUMED MANUAL CONTROL. OBSERVED GEAR WARNING LT AND HEARD AURAL GEAR WARNING BUT FAILED TO RECOGNIZE THEIR MEANING. TOUCHED DOWN WITH GR UP. PLT WAS THE ACFT OWNER AND HAD 150 HRS EXPERIENCE IN MAKE/MODEL. NO SAFETY PLT. PASSENGER WAS NOT A PLT.

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

GEAR EXTENSION..NOT PERFORMED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

DIVERTED ATTENTION..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

HABIT INTERFERENCE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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