NTSB Identification: CHI85LA105.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 27889.
Accident occurred Saturday, February 09, 1985 in LAWRENCEVILLE, IL
Aircraft: CESSNA 172RG, registration: N6464R
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.
THE PRIVATE PLT & HIS INSTRUCTOR WERE PRACTICING INSTRUMENT APPROACHES. THE INSTRUCTOR STATED THAT THE FUEL GAGES WERE READING LOW & THE VOR NEEDLE WAS OSCILLATING, SO THEY DECIDED TO MAKE A STRAIGHT-IN LANDING. HE STATED THAT THEY LOWERED THE GEAR & FLAPS, BUT AFTER TOUCHING DOWN, THE MAIN GEAR FOLDED WITH THE NOSE GEAR LOCKED IN THE DOWN POSITION. AFTER THE ACFT WAS JACKED UP, AN OPERATIONAL CHECK OF THE GEAR WAS MADE. THE LANDING GEAR & ELECTRICAL SYS OPERATED NORMALLY. THE INSTRUCTOR PLT COULD NOT DEFINITELY SAY THAT HE OBSERVED A GEAR DOWN & LOCKED INDICATION.
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:GEAR DOWN AND LOCKED..NOT ATTAINED..DUAL STUDENT
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:SUPERVISION..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND(CFI)
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