NTSB Identification: MKC86LA024.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 29152.
Accident occurred Sunday, November 03, 1985 in GRANDVIEW, MO
Aircraft: PIPER PA-24-180, registration: N7067P
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.

THIS PILOT WAS MAKING A TAKEOFF FOR A LOCAL FLIGHT IN HIS PIPER PA-24. HE STATED THAT HE WAS AIRBORNE WHEN HE RAISED THE LANDING GEAR SWITCH BUT THE AIRPLANE SETTLED BACK TO THE RUNWAY. PILOT SAID HE BECAME AIRBORNE AGAIN BUT COULD NOT GET A SAFE INDICATION. AFTER USING EMERGENCY EXTENSION, HE WAS STILL UNABLE TO GET A DOWN AND LOCKED INDICATION SO HE ELECTED AND EXECUTED A LANDING ON THE GRASS ALONGSIDE THE RUNWAY. THE GEAR COLLAPSED ON TOUCHDOWN.

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

GEAR RETRACTION..PREMATURE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

LANDING GEAR..DISABLED

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

GEAR EXTENSION..NOT POSSIBLE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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