NTSB Identification: DEN83LA139.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 21279.
Accident occurred Tuesday, June 14, 1983 in JAMESTOWN, ND
Aircraft: PIPER PA-23, registration: N2054P
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.

THE ACFT LANDED WHEELS-UP WITH ONE ENGINE FEATHERED AND NOSED OVER DURING THE SLIDE-OUT. THE PILOT HAD INTENTIONALLY FEATHERED THE LEFT ENGINE TO 'TRY OUT' THE ACFT. THE LEFT ENGINE HAS THE ONLY ENGINE DRIVEN HYDRAULIC PUMP. THIS PUMP ISNECESSARY TO LOWER LANDING GEAR AND FLAPS. THERE WAS NOT TIME TO LOWER THE GEAR BY EMERGENCY MEANS SO THE ACFT WAS LANDED GEAR AND FLAPS UP. DURING THE LANDING THE ACFT NOSED OVER AND WAS DESTROYED. THERE WAS NO FIRE AND ALL OCCUPANTS WERE ABLE TO EXIT THE WRECKAGE UNINJURED. THE LANDING WAS MADE IN A FIELD OFF THE AIRPORT.

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

PROPELLER FEATHERING..INTENTIONAL..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

PERFORMANCE DATA..NOT UNDERSTOOD..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

GEAR EXTENSION..NOT ATTAINED..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

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

PROCEDURES/DIRECTIVES..NOT FOLLOWED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

STARTING PROCEDURE..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

EMERGENCY PROCEDURE..NOT UNDERSTOOD..PILOT IN COMMAND

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