NTSB Identification: LAX86LA022.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 30205.
Accident occurred Tuesday, October 22, 1985 in OAKDALE, CA
Aircraft: CESSNA 210M, registration: N6047N
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.

THE PLT SAID THAT HE MADE A 'FAIRLY RAPID DESCENT' FROM A 10,500 FT MSL CRUISE ALT TO THE AIRPORT PATTERN AND EXPERIENCED A 'PAINFUL PRESSURE' IN HIS EARS. THE PLT SAID HE WAS ALSO WEARING A HEADSET. ON ENTRY INTO THE PATTERN, THEPLT SAID HE 'FORGOT TO LOWER THE LANDING GEAR' AND BELIEVES THAT, DUE TO BOTH THE 'PAINFUL EAR PRESSURE' AND THE MUFFLING EFFECT OF THE HEADSET, THE GEAR WARNING HORN WAS SOUNDING BUT ALL HE HEARD WAS A 'FAINT BACKGROUND PULSE THAT (HE) DISMISSED AS RADIO NOISE OF SOME KIND.'

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

CHECKLIST..NOT FOLLOWED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

WHEELS UP LANDING..PERFORMED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

DIVERTED ATTENTION..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

VISUAL/AURAL PERCEPTION..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

PHYSICAL IMPAIRMENT(ORGANIC PROBLEM)..PILOT IN COMMAND

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