NTSB Identification: LAX85FA185.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 28325.
Scheduled 14 CFR
Accident occurred Friday, March 22, 1985 in LOS ANGELES, CA
Aircraft: SWEARINGEN SA 226TC, registration: CGYRD
Injuries: 1 Serious,1 Minor,12 Uninjured.

NTSB investigators either traveled in support of this investigation or conducted a significant amount of investigative work without any travel, and used data obtained from various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

ON THIS LEG OF THE FLT, THE 1ST OFFICER (FO) WAS FLYING THE ACFT WHILE THE CAPTAIN (CAPT) WAS MONITORING & CONDUCTING ATC COMMUNICATIONS. REPORTEDLY, THE AIRCREW HAD FOLLOWED THE CHECKLIST DURING ARRIVAL; HOWEVER, THE ACFT WAS LANDED WITHTHE GEAR RETRACTED. WHEN THE ACFT TOUCHED DOWN, PIECES OF THE R PROP BLADES BROKE OFF & ENTERED THE RIGHT SIDE OF THE FUSELAGE, BETWEEN & BELOW THE 1ST & 2ND WINDOWS. FIVE PIECES PENETRATED THE PASSENGER COMPARTMENT & SERIOUSLY INJURED A PASSENGER IN THE 1ST ROW. THE OTHER 1ST ROW PASSENGER RECEIVED MINOR INJURIES. THE CAPT STATED HE HAD PUT THE GEAR HANDLE IN THE DOWN POSITION. THE FO REMEMBERED CALLING FOR GEAR EXTENSION, BUT DID NOT RECALL ACTUALLY NOTICING THE GEARBEING LOWERED. DAMAGES INDICATED THE GEAR DOORS WERE CLOSED DURING TOUCHDOWN. THE GEAR & WARNING SYSTEMS WERE CHECKED & THEY FUNCTIONED NORMALLY. THE FO HAD PULLED THE GEAR WARNING CIRCUIT BREAKER (CB) ON THE PREV FLT, BUT HAD RESET IT. HE SPECULATED THE CB MAY NOT HAVE BEEN ALL THE WAY IN (NOT FULLY RESET); THUS, DEACTIVATING THE GEAR WARNING SYSTEM.

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

GEAR EXTENSION..NOT ATTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

GEAR EXTENSION..NOT IDENTIFIED..COPILOT/SECOND PILOT

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

WHEELS UP LANDING..INADVERTENT


Contributing Factors

ELECTRICAL SYSTEM,CIRCUIT BREAKER..NOT ENGAGED

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