NTSB Identification: ATL84LA108.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 23539.
Accident occurred Sunday, February 26, 1984 in WALTERBORO, SC
Aircraft: PIPER PA-24-250, registration: N6720P
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 DID NOT GET A GREEN GEAR DOWN INDICATION WHEN THE LANDING GEAR WAS LOWERED. A FLY-BY WAS PERFORMED AND HE WAS TOLD THAT THE LANDING GEAR LOOKED DOWN. THE PLT DID NOT PROPERLY OPERATE THE EMERGENCY SYSTEM. DURING LANDING, THE GEAR COLLAPSED. THE LANDING GEAR WAS OPERATED SUCCESSFUL DURING A POST ACCIDENT GROUND CHECK ON BOTH SYSTEM, EXCEPT THE GEAR DID NOT LOCK DOWN ON THE 1ST ATTEMPT USING THE NORMAL SYSTEM. THE ACFT WAS OVERDUE FOR AN ANNUAL INSPECTION. THE OWNER STATED THAT HE DID NOT AUTHORIZE THIS FLT, BUT HAD INTENDED FOR THE PLT TO FERRY THE ACFT FOR AN ANNUAL INSPECTIONAFTER HE (THE OWNER) HAD OBTAINED A FERRY PERMIT.

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

EMERGENCY PROCEDURE..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

LACK OF TOTAL EXPERIENCE IN TYPE OF AIRCRAFT..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

GEAR DOWN AND LOCKED..NOT ATTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

STOLEN AIRCRAFT/UNAUTHORIZED USE..PERFORMED..PILOT IN COMMAND



Contributing Factors

LANDING GEAR,NORMAL RETRACTION/EXTENSION ASSEMBLY..UNLOCKED

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