NTSB Identification: CHI83LA113.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 20526.
Accident occurred Sunday, February 13, 1983 in JACKSON, MI
Aircraft: PIPER PA-28R, registration: N47875
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.

COMPLETE ELECTRICAL FAILURE OCCURRED AT 8,000 FT. THE PLT DIVERTED TO JACKSON & THE ACFT LANDED WHEELS-UP. THE PLT LATERSTATED THAT HE THOUGHT HE WAS FAMILIAR WITH THE EMERGENCY GEAR EXTENSION PROCEDURES IN THE FLT MANUAL BUT THAT HE MIGHT NOT HAVE PUT THE SELECTOR SECURELY IN THE EMERGENCY DOWN POSITION. THE ELECTRICAL CIRCUIT BETWEEN THE REGULATOR & ALTERNATOR FIELD WAS FOUND TO HAVE AN OPEN CIRCUIT WHICH WOULD NOT ALLOW THE ALTERNATOR TO FUNCTION CAUSING BATTERY FAILURE.

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

EMERGENCY PROCEDURE..NOT UNDERSTOOD..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

GEAR DOWN AND LOCKED..NOT ATTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

LACK OF FAMILIARITY WITH AIRCRAFT..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

WHEELS UP LANDING..PERFORMED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

ELECTRICAL SYSTEM..OPEN


Contributing Factors

ELECTRICAL SYSTEM,BATTERY..FAILURE,TOTAL

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