NTSB Identification: ATL85LA065.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 26977.
Accident occurred Tuesday, December 25, 1984 in MONROEVILLE, AL
Aircraft: MOONEY M20E, registration: N9418V
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 UNABLE TO ELECTRICALLY OR MANUALLY FULLY EXTEND LANDING GEAR IN TRAFFIC PATTERN SO HE DECIDED TO MAKE A GEAR UP LANDING. UNKNOWINGLY PLT HAD LOWERED GEAR TO A TRANSIT POSITION AND GEAR COLLAPSED ON LANDING. PLT HAD PREVIOUS PROBLEMS WITH GEAR AND HAD TO MANUALLY EXTEND GEAR. GEAR WAS ABLE TO BE MANUALLY EXTENDED AFTER THE ACCIDENT. PROBLEM WITH ELECTRICAL GEAR EXTENSION SYSTEM WAS UNDETERMINED.
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:LANDING GEAR,NORMAL RETRACTION/EXTENSION ASSEMBLY..UNDETERMINED
OPERATION WITH KNOWN DEFICIENCIES IN EQUIPMENT..INTENTIONAL..PILOT IN COMMAND
GO-AROUND..NOT PERFORMED..PILOT IN COMMAND
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