NTSB Identification: NYC84LA236.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 26740.
Nonscheduled 14 CFR
Accident occurred Sunday, July 08, 1984 in ONEONTA, NY
Aircraft: BEECH 58, registration: N66534
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.

PLT STATED HE WAS MAKING MULTIPLE COMMUNICATIONS ON BASE LEG, TALKING ON COMPANY FREQ AS WELL AS UNICOM, WHILE ADJUSTING HIS PATTERN TO ACCOMODATE SLOW TRAFFIC ON THE RUNWAY AND MAINTAING ACFT HANDLING IN GUSTY WIND CONDITIONS. GEAR HANDLE WAS SELECTED TO DOWN POSITON AND VERIFIED ON CHECKLIST REVIEW; HOWEVER, PLT DID NOT CHECK GEAR DOWN PANEL LIGHTS DUE TO LINE-OF-SIGHT INTERFERENCE BY RIGHT SIDE CONTROL YOKE AND COMMUNICATIONS/TRAFFIC DISTRACTIONS. ON POWER REDUCTION FOR FLARE, LNDG WARNING HORN DID NOT SOUND (RELAY CONNECTED TO GEAR HANDLE). ACFT WAS LANDED WHEELS-UP. INSPECTION REVEALED GEAR HAD PARTIALLY EXTENDED WHEN EXTENSION MOTOR FAILED.

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

WHEELS UP LANDING..INADVERTENT..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

LANDING GEAR,NORMAL RETRACTION/EXTENSION ASSEMBLY..FAILURE,TOTAL


Contributing Factors

DIVERTED ATTENTION..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

LANDING GEAR..NOT ATTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

VISUAL/AURAL PERCEPTION..PILOT IN COMMAND

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