NTSB Identification: MIA83LA124.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 20448.
Accident occurred Saturday, April 16, 1983 in PENSACOLA, FL
Aircraft: BEECH 76, registration: N3711N
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 ACFT WAS LANDED WITH THE GEAR RETRACTED AFTER A DOOR OPENED DURING TAKEOFF. THE PILOT STATED THAT AT ABOUT 100 FEET AGL AFTER THE GEAR HAD BEEN RETRACTED THE PILOTS DOOR CAME OPEN. ACCORDING TO THE PILOT THE ACFT BECAME ERRATIC WITH THEDOOR BANGING AGAINST HIS LEFT ARM & SIDE. HE ELECTED TO LAND ON THE REMAINING RUNWAY AND FAILED TO EXTEND THE GEAR FOR THE LANDING. THE ACFT WAS LANDED GEAR UP. THE PILOT STATED THAT THE GEAR WARNING HORN DID NOT OPERATE. INVESTIGATION REVEALED THAT THE GEAR WARNING HORN AND LANDING GEAR SYSTEM OPERATED NORMALLY. ALSO THE MANUFACTURER REVEALED THAT THIS ACFT HANDLES QUITE WELL WITH THE DOOR OPEN IN FLT.

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

REMEDIAL ACTION..NOT PERFORMED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

GEAR EXTENSION..NOT PERFORMED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

DOOR,EXTERIOR CREW..OPEN


Contributing Factors

PREFLIGHT PLANNING/PREPARATION..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

ABORTED TAKEOFF..PERFORMED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

WHEELS UP LANDING..INADVERTENT..PILOT IN COMMAND

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