NTSB Identification: MIA84LA131.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 24252.
Accident occurred Saturday, April 07, 1984 in TITUSVILLE, FL
Aircraft: PIPER PA-23-250, registration: N6890Y
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 COULD NOT GET THE LEFT MAIN GEAR EXTENDED FOR LANDING AND THEN COULD NOT GET THE RIGHT MAIN AND NOSE GEAR TO RETRACT FOR A'BELLY'LANDING. THE ACFT WAS LANDED ON THE SOD BESIDE THE RWY WITH THE LEFT MAIN RETRACTED. THE NOSE GEAR COLLAPSED DURING THE LANDING SLIDE. AFTER THE ACCIDENT THE ACFT WAS JACKED UP AND AFTER THE LEFT GEAR DOORS WERE PRYED OPEN THE LEFT GEAR FELL OUT AND LOCKED DOWN. WITH THE NOSE GEAR AND LEFT GEAR DOORS OUT OF THE SYSTEM THE MAIN GEARS OPERATED NORMALLY. THE NOSE & LEFT GEAR DOORS WERE OMITTED FROM THE TEST DUE TO IMPACT DAMAGE. THIS ACFT HAD ONLY FLOWN ABOUT 1 HOUR IN THE LAST YEAR.

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

LANDING GEAR,NORMAL RETRACTION/EXTENSION ASSEMBLY..BINDING(MECHANICAL)

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:

REMEDIAL ACTION..NOT POSSIBLE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

GROUND LOOP/SWERVE..UNCONTROLLED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

LANDING GEAR,NOSE GEAR ASSEMBLY..OVERLOAD

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