NTSB Identification: MIA85LA236.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 29277.
Accident occurred Friday, August 16, 1985 in FT. MYERS, FL
Aircraft: MOONEY M20F, registration: N7122V
Injuries: 3 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 ACFT SETTLED TO THE RWY DURING THE TAKEOFF ROLL AFTER THE LANDING GEAR RETRACTED. THE PLT STATED THAT THE LANDING GEAR COLLAPSED FOR AN UNKNOWN REASON. A POST ACCIDENT INSPECTION OF THE LANDING GEAR AND RELATED COMPONENTS REVEALED NO DEFECTS OR MALFUNCTION THAT WOULD HAVE PRECLUDED NORMAL OPERATION.

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

GEAR RETRACTION..PREMATURE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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