NTSB Identification: SEA83LA092.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 20357.
Accident occurred Wednesday, April 27, 1983 in LAKEVIEW, OR
Aircraft: PIPER PA-30B, registration: N7946Y
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 HAD LANDED EARLIER AT REDMOND IN WHAT WAS DESCRIBED AS A HARD LANDING. THE PLT STATED THE ONLY PROBLEM NOTED WAS A 'LOUD SQUEEKING BRAKE' DURING THE ROLLOUT. THE NEXT LEG OF THE FLIGHT WAS TO TERMINATE AT RENO, BUT THE PLT LANDEDAT LAKEVIEW TO WAIT FOR AN IMPROVEMENT IN WX. THE PLT REPORTED TURBULENCE, RAIN SQUALLS & WINDS FROM 200 DEG AT 25 KTS GUSTING 35. THE PLT STATED HE LOWERED THE LANDING GEAR ON BASE LEG & CHECKED THE LEFT GEAR IN THE NACELLE MOUNTED MIRROR, BUT DID NOT CHECK THE GEAR INDICATOR LIGHT.

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

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

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