NTSB Identification: FTW84LA210.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 25222.
Accident occurred Tuesday, April 24, 1984 in ROCKSPRINGS, TX
Aircraft: BELLANCA 17-31ATC, registration: N39815
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 PLT STATED THAT THE CABIN DOOR OPENED IN-FLIGHT. WHILE MAKING A LANDING AT ROCKSPRINGS IN ORDER TO SHUT THE DOOR, THE PLT FAILED TO USE THE CHECKLIST AND LANDED THE ACFT WITH THE GEAR UP. THE ACFT WAS EQUIPPED WITH AN AUTO GEAR EXTENDER, BUT BECAUSE OF GUSTY WIND CONDITIONS, POWER WAS NOT REDUCED ENOUGH TO ACTIVATE THE SYSTEM.
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:CHECKLIST..NOT PERFORMED..PILOT IN COMMAND
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:WHEELS UP LANDING..INADVERTENT..PILOT IN COMMAND
COMPLACENCY..PILOT IN COMMAND
DIVERTED ATTENTION..PILOT IN COMMAND
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