NTSB Identification: CHI85LA159.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 27714.
Accident occurred Monday, April 08, 1985 in SHELBYVILLE, IN
Aircraft: CESSNA 310B, registration: N5471A
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.

WHEN THE GEAR WAS EXTENDED DURING THE APCH, A DOWN & LOCKED INDICATION WAS NOT OBTAINED. THE PLT MADE SEVERAL ATTEMPTS TO LOCK THE GEAR DOWN, USING BOTH THE ELECTRICAL & MANUAL SYSTEMS, BUT WAS UNABLE. AFTER TOUCHDOWN, THE RIGHT MAIN GEAR COLLAPSED. THE ACFT THEN WENT OFF THE RIGHT SIDE OF THE RWY & THE RIGHT HORIZONTAL STABILIZER HIT A RWY LIGHT. AN EXAM REVEALED THAT THE RETRACTION/EXTENSION TORQUE TUBE TO THE RIGHT MAIN GEAR WAS BENT & SHEARED, THUS PREVENTING FULL EXTENSION OF THE GEAR.

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

LANDING GEAR,NORMAL RETRACTION/EXTENSION ASSEMBLY..FAILURE,TOTAL



Contributing Factors

OBJECT..RUNWAY LIGHT


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