NTSB Identification: NYC86LA005.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 29401.
Nonscheduled 14 CFR
Accident occurred Friday, October 11, 1985 in ALBANY, NY
Aircraft: BEECH BE-99, registration: N336PL
Injuries: 10 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.
A BEECH BE-99 N336PL EXPERIENCED A LANDING GEAR COLLAPSE WHILE LANDING ON RUNWAY 01 AT ALBANY COUNTY AIRPORT AND WAS SUBSTANTIALLY DAMAGED. ON INITIAL APPROACH TO THE AIRPORT THE GEAR SELECTOR WAS PUT IN THE DOWN POSITION, ONLY TWO GREEN GEAR LIGHTS WERE ILLUMINATED. A FLY BX THE TOWER VERIFIED THAT THE NOSE WHEEL WAS NOT FULLY EXTENDED. THE FLIGHT CIRCLED ABOUT FIVE MILES SOUTHWEST OF THE AIRPORT BURNING OFF FUEL. ON THE FINAL APPROACH THE PILOT INSTRUCTED THE PASSENGERS TO GET INTO A CRASH POSITION. AS THE MAIN GEEAR TOUCHED DOWN THE AIRSPEED SLOWED THEN THE NOSE CONE TOUCHED DOWN.
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:LANDING GEAR,GEAR LOCKING MECHANISM..INOPERATIVE
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:LANDING GEAR,NORMAL RETRACTION/EXTENSION ASSEMBLY..NOT ENGAGED
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