NTSB Identification: LAX85LA298.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 28938.
Accident occurred Sunday, June 30, 1985 in THERMAL, CA
Aircraft: BEECH 95-B55, registration: N18387
Injuries: 1 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.

AT THE CONCLUSION OF A CROSS COUNTRY BUSINESS FLT, THE PLT STATED THAT AFTER 'EASING THE NOSEWHEEL DOWN ONTO THE RUNWAY' HE REACHED FOR THE FLAP LEVER BUT PUT HIS HAND 'ON THE GEAR LEVER INSTEAD.' AS HE 'PULLED THE LEVER OUT OF THE DETENT TRIPPING IT,' THE PLT SAID HE 'REALIZED WHAT (HE) WAS DOING AND LET IT GO' BEFORE MOVING THE LEVER TO THE UP POSITION. ACCORDING TO THE PLT, THE RIGHT MAIN GEAR RETRACTED DURING THE LANDING ROLL EVEN THOUGH 'THE FUEL WEIGHT WAS NOT ON THE MAINS.' NO PART FAILURES OR GEAR SYSTEM MALFUNCTIONS WERE NOTED DURING THE REPAIR OR FUNCTIONAL TESTING OF THE GEAR SYSTEM.

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

GEAR RETRACTION..INADVERTENT USE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

PROCEDURES/DIRECTIVES..NOT FOLLOWED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

IN-FLIGHT PLANNING/DECISION..POOR..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

JUDGMENT..POOR..PILOT IN COMMAND

Index for Jun1985 | Index of months