NTSB Identification: NYC85LA172.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 28297.
Accident occurred Sunday, July 14, 1985 in CALVERTON, NY
Aircraft: Beech 36, registration: N9031S
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 PILOT OF N9031S WAS ADVISED THAT NANTUCKET MEMORIAL AIRPORT WAS IN IFR CONDITIONS AND DECIDED TO TURN BACK TOWARDS LONG ISLAND. DURING THE FLIGHT TO LONG ISLAND, N9031S LOST RADIO COMMUNICATIONS AND SOON ELECTRICAL POWER TO THE NAVIGATIONAL EQUIPMENT. THE PILOT DECIDED TO LAND BEFORE ENTERING THE NY TERMINAL CONTRL AREA. E CALVERTON AIRPORT WAS IDENTIFIED AND THE GEAR LOWERED FOR A LANDING. THE GEAR INDICATOR LIGHTS DID NOT ILLUMINATE, HOWEVER, THE MECHANICAL GEAR INDICATOR SHOWED THAT THE GEAR WAS DOWN. THE PILOT ASSUMED THE GEAR WAS LOCKED AND CONTINUED THE LANDING. DURING THE TOUCHDOWN, THE NOSE AND RIGHT MAIN GEAR COLLAPSED.

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

ELECTRICAL SYSTEM,ALTERNATOR..FAILURE,TOTAL

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

GEAR DOWN AND LOCKED..NOT ATTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

LANDING GEAR,GEAR INDICATING SYSTEM..DISABLED


Contributing Factors

INITIATED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

FLIGHT/NAV INSTRUMENTS..FAILURE,TOTAL


Contributing Factors

LANDING GEAR,GEAR WARNING SYSTEM..DISABLED


Contributing Factors

PRECAUTIONARY LANDING..PERFORMED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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