NTSB Identification: CHI84LA394.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 26223.
Accident occurred Wednesday, September 19, 1984 in EVANSVILLE, IN
Aircraft: Beech A-24R, registration: N8033R
Injuries: 4 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.

SHORTLY AFTER TAKE OFF, PLT EXPERIENCED COMPLETE ELECTRICAL FAILURE, LATER TRACED TO A BROKEN FIELD WIRE ON THE ACFT ALTERNATOR TERMINAL. PLT RETURNED FOR LANDING & PLACED GEAR HANDLE IN DOWN POSITION. GEAR FAILED TO EXTEND (ELECTRICALLY OPERATED). PLT MADE NO ATTEMPT TO VERIFY GEAR POSITION IN ABSENCE OF INDICATOR LIGHTS OR EXTEND GEAR MANUALLY. HANDBOOK PROVIDES INSTRUCTIONS ON MANUAL EXTENSION PROCEDURE BUT DOES NOT ADVISE ON CONDITIONS NECESSITATING USE.

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

ELECTRICAL SYSTEM,ELECTRIC WIRING..SEPARATION

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

GEAR EXTENSION..NOT PERFORMED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

PROCEDURES/DIRECTIVES..NOT FOLLOWED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

INADEQUATE INITIAL TRAINING..PILOT IN COMMAND



Contributing Factors

COMPLACENCY..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

INSUFFICIENT STANDARDS/REQUIREMENTS,MANUFACTURER..MANUFACTURER

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