NTSB Identification: CHI85LA195.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 27805.
Accident occurred Tuesday, May 07, 1985 in TERRE HAUTE, IN
Aircraft: BEECH 58, registration: N29CP
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 PLT WAS PRACTICING TOUCH-&-GO LANDINGS ON RWY 13, THEN ELECTED TO MAKE ANOTHER ON RWY 5. HE STATED THAT THE GEAR WAS EXTENDED ON DOWNWIND & A SAFE GEAR INDICATION WAS RECEIVED. HOWEVER, THE ACFT WAS LANDED WITH THE GEAR RETRACTED. THE PLT STATED THAT THERE WAS NO WARNING HORN WHEN THE THROTTLES WERE RETARDED TO IDLE JUST BEFORE TOUCHDOWN. AN EXAM OF THE ACFT REVEALED NO PREIMPACT GEAR PROBLEMS, EXCEPT THE WARNING HORN WAS INOP DUE TO A BAD MICRO-SWITCH & A BROKEN ELECTRICAL WIRE.
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:GEAR EXTENSION..NOT PERFORMED..PILOT IN COMMAND
LANDING GEAR,GEAR WARNING SYSTEM..INOPERATIVE
LACK OF TOTAL EXPERIENCE IN TYPE OF AIRCRAFT..PILOT IN COMMAND
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