NTSB Identification: FTW85LA229.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 29016.
Accident occurred Tuesday, May 21, 1985 in SAN ANGELO, TX
Aircraft: MITSUBISHI MU-2B-20, registration: N711LL
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.

A PIECE OF UNIDENTIFIED EQUIPMENT REPORTEDLY WAS NOT PROPERLY SECURED DURING PREVIOUS MAINTENANCE. THE EQUIPMENT REPORTEDLY WAS MOUNTED IMMEDIATELY ABOVE THE NOSE WHEEL EXTENSION/RETRACTION MECHANISM AND MOVED DUE TO ACFT VIBRATION PREVENTING THE NOSE GEAR FROM BEING EXTENDED. A LANDING WAS MADE WITH THE MAIN GEAR DOWN AND LOCKED AND THE NOSE GEAR IN THE RETRACTED POSITION.

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

LANDING GEAR,NOSE GEAR..JAMMED


Contributing Factors

MAINTENANCE,INSPECTION..INADEQUATE..OTHER MAINTENANCE PERSONNEL

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