NTSB Identification: CHI84LA222.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 25035.
Accident occurred Monday, June 04, 1984 in KANKAKEE, IL
Aircraft: PIPER PA-23-160, registration: N1700W
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.

AFTER DEPARTING THE ARPT, THE PLT ELECTED TO PRACTICE EMERGENCY PROCEDURES. HE SHUT DOWN & FEATHERED THE LEFT ENG ABOUT 4 MI SOUTH OF THE ARPT AT 4000 FT MSL. HE THEN TRIED TO RESTART THE ENG, BUT REPORTED THAT THE BATTERY DID NOT HAVE ENOUGH PWR TO TURN THE ENG OVER FAST ENOUGH TO RESTART. AFTER SEVERAL ATTEMPTS TO RESTART THE ENG, HE TURNED TOWARD THE ARPT TO LAND WITH THE LEFT ENG FEATHERED. THE ACFT WAS EQUIPPED WITH ONLY 1 ENG DRIVEN HYDRAULIC PUMP & IT WAS DRIVEN BY THE LEFT ENG. WITH THE LEFT ENG SHUT DOWN, THE PLT HAD TO LOWER THE HYDRAULICALLY OPERATED GEAR WITH A HAND PUMP. DURING AN APCH TO RWY 22, HE DID NOT ALLOW ENOUGH TIME TO PUMP THE GEAR DOWN, SO HE DECIDED TO LAND ON RWY 34. HE APPLIED FULL PWR TO THE RIGHT ENG, BUT COULD NOT MAINTAIN HIS ALTITUDE, SO HE 'TIGHTENED UP THE PATTERN.' THE PLT SAID HE DID NOT HAVE ENOUGH ALT TO GET THE ACFT LINED UP BEFORE IT HIT THE GROUND, WING TIP 1ST. IT CRASH LANDED ON THE RIGHT SIDE OF RWY 34, SLID ACROSS THE RWY & CAME TO REST ON THE OPPOSITE SIDE. THE PLT HAD TTL OF 0.6 HRS IN MAKE/MODEL.

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

PLANNING/DECISION..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

GEAR EXTENSION..DELAYED..PILOT IN COMMAND



Contributing Factors

JUDGMENT..POOR..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

PILOT IN COMMAND






Contributing Factors

ELECTRICAL SYSTEM,BATTERY..OUTPUT LOW



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