NTSB Identification: MIA85LA017.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 26255.
Accident occurred Tuesday, October 23, 1984 in WILLISTON, FL
Aircraft: PIPER PA-23-250, registration: N24UE
Injuries: 2 Minor.
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 LEFT SEAT PILOT STATED THAT HE WAS DOING TOUCH AND GO LANDINGS ON RUNWAY 04. HE CONTINUED TO STATE THAT ON THE LAST LANDING HE TOUCHED DOWN ON THE RUNWAY, THEN ADDED FULL POWER AND RETRACTED THE FLAPS, BUT INADVERTANTLY RETRACTED THE LANDING GEAR. THE AIRCRAFT HIT THE RUNWAY, BOUNCED APRX 25 TO 50 FEET IN THE AIR, SLID OFF THE RUNWAY AND CAUGHT FIRE. THE INSTRUCTOR RATED PILOT AND REGISTERED OWNER IN THE RIGHT SEAT STATED THAT AFTER THE AIRCRAFT INITIALLY BOUNCED, HE COMPLETED THE LANDING.
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:AIRCRAFT HANDLING..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:GEAR RETRACTION..INADVERTENT..PILOT IN COMMAND
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