NTSB Identification: CHI85LA119.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 28070.
Accident occurred Thursday, February 21, 1985 in ATHENS, OH
Aircraft: BEECH N35, registration: N1500U
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.

FOLLOWING ONE HOUR OF AIRWORK THE INSTRUCTOR AND STUDENT RETURNED TO THE AIRPORT FOR A SHORT FIELD LANDING. THE INSTRUCTOR STATED THAT THE STUDENT LOWERED THE GEAR ON DOWNWIND. HE STATED FURTHER THAT THEY BOTH CHECKED THE GEAR POSITION INDICATOR ON BASE LEG AND FINAL APPROACH AND THE INDICATOR SHOWED GEAR DOWN BOTH TIMES. DURING THE FLARE THE GEAR WARNING HORN SOUNDED AND THE INSTRUCTOR NOW SAW THAT THE GEAR INDICATOR NOW SHOWED GEAR UP. POWER WAS ADVANCED BUT THE AIRCRFT SETTLED TO THE RUNWAY AND STOPPED STRAIGHT AHEAD. THE GEAR COMPONENTS WERE EXAMINED FOLLOWING THE ACCIDENT AND NO MALFUNCTIONS COULD BE FOUND.

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

LANDING GEAR,GEAR INDICATING SYSTEM..UNDETERMINED

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

WHEELS UP LANDING..INADVERTENT..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

LANDING GEAR,GEAR LOCKING MECHANISM..FLUCTUATING


Contributing Factors

GEAR EXTENSION..NOT ATTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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