NTSB Identification: ATL83LA098.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 23051.
Accident occurred Sunday, February 06, 1983 in CHARLESTON, SC
Aircraft: PIPER PA-30, registration: N1810M
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 STATED THAT THE LANDING GEAR COLLAPSED AFTER ACFT HAD ROLLED APRX 1200 FT DURING THE LANDING. AN EXAM OF THE ACFT REVEALED THAT THE GEAR RETRACTION TRANSMISSION WAS TORN OUT OF ITS FUSELAGE BULKHEAD MOUNT, THE LANDING GEAR PUSH-PULL CABLE ROD ENDS WERE BROKEN & THE LANDING GEAR CIRCUIT BREAKER WAS POPPED OPEN. ALL FAILED PARTS HAD EVIDENCE OF OVERLOAD FAILURES. NO PREEXISTING CRACKS OR SYS MALFUNCTIONS WERE NOTED.

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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