NTSB Identification: MKC85LA138.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 28260.
Accident occurred Sunday, June 23, 1985 in MANHATTAN, KS
Aircraft: PIPER PA-30, registration: N7012Y
Injuries: 4 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 SAID HE PUT THE LANDING GEAR SELECTOR SWITCH TO THE DOWN POSITION AND THOUGHT THAT HE OBSERVED A GREEN, DOWN ANDLOCKED INDICATOR LIGHT; HOWEVER, THE ACFT LANDED WITH THE GEAR RETRACTED. EXAMINATION OF THE ACFT AFTER THE ACCIDENT REVEALED THAT THE LANDING GEAR SWITCH WAS DOWN AND THE GEAR MOTOR CIRCUIT BREAKER WAS TRIPPED. THE LANDING GEAR SYSTEM WAS ALSO FUNCTIONALLY TESTED. DURING THE FIRST RETRACTION THE GEAR MOTOR CB TRIPPED. AFTER THE CB WAS RESET THE SYSTEM FUNCTIONED PROPERLY THROUGH SEVERAL CYCLES. THE GEAR INDICATOR LIGHTS AND HORN ALSO WORKED PROPERLY.
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:UNSAFE/HAZARDOUS CONDITION WARNING..NOT IDENTIFIED..PILOT IN COMMAND
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:WHEELS UP LANDING..INADVERTENT..PILOT IN COMMAND
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM,CIRCUIT BREAKER..POPPED/TRIPPED
GEAR EXTENSION..MISJUDGED..PILOT IN COMMAND
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