NTSB Identification: LAX84LA333.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 24056.
Accident occurred Saturday, June 02, 1984 in LAKEPORT, CA
Aircraft: JAKEL BARRACUDA, registration: N44HJ
Injuries: 2 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 WAS UNABLE TO EXTEND THE GEAR USING NORMAL PROCEDURES. HE SUBSEQUENTLY USED THE EMERGENCY RELEASE HYDRAULIC SYSTEM TO FREE FALL THE GEAR INTO THE DOWN POSITION. THREE 'CLUNKS' WERE HEARD & THREE SREEN LIGHTS INDICATED THE GEAR WERE DOWN & LOCKED. HOWEVER, THE RIGHT MAIN LANDING GEAR COLLAPSED ON TOUCHDOWN. THE PLT, WHO BUILT THE ACFT, STATED THAT THE SMALL SPRINGS THAT HOLD THE LANDING GEAR IN A LOCKED & OVER-CENTER POSITION WERE NOT STRONG ENOUGH.

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

LANDING GEAR,GEAR LOCKING MECHANISM..INADEQUATE

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