NTSB Identification: LAX85LA347.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 28745.
Accident occurred Wednesday, August 14, 1985 in HOLLISTER, CA
Aircraft: PIPER PA-30, registration: N7982Y
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 AND GND WITNESSES REPORTED THAT DURING THE TAKEOFF ROLL, THE NOSE GEAR COLLAPSED, FOLLOWED BY THE MAIN LANDING GEARS. POST-ACCIDENT INVESTIGATION DISCLOSED THE LANDING GEAR CONTROL HANDLE WAS IN THE DOWN POSITION. ALL OF THE LANDING GEAR RETRACTION/EXTENSION PUSH PULL TUBES REMAINED ATTACHED AT THEIR RESPECTIVE ATTACH FITTINGS. THE NOSE GEAR PUSH PULL TUBE AND ITS ATTACH BOLT WERE BENT TO THE LEFT. THE TRANSMISSION ASSY SEPARATED FROM ITS MOUNTING BRACKET AND WAS FOUND ON THE RETRACTED POSITION. THE LND GEAR MOTOR OPERATED NORMALLY.

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

ELECTRICAL SYSTEM,ELECTRIC MOTOR..ENGAGED

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