NTSB Identification: FTW83LA289.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 23294.
Accident occurred Monday, June 20, 1983 in PINEVILLE, LA
Aircraft: BEECH 95-B55, registration: N7712R
Injuries: 1 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.

PRIOR TO LANDING, THE PLT MOVED THE GEAR SWITCH TO THE EXTEND POSITION & NOTED THAT THE GEAR INDICATED DOWN. HOWEVER, THE LEFT MAIN GEAR DID NOT EXTEND. WHILE LANDING WITH THE LEFT GEAR RETRACTED, THE ACFT SETTLED ON THE LEFT WING & PROP. THE ACFT SPUN 180 DEG TO THE LEFT & CAME TO REST IN A GRASSY AREA OFF THE RWY. AN EXAM REVEALED THE LEFT MAIN GEAR CABLE WAS LOOSE, THE RESPECTIVE UPLOCK WAS WORN & THE LEFT GEAR WAS STRUCK IN THE UP POSITION. THE LAST ANNUAL INSPECTION WAS PERFORMED ON 5/12/82. THE GEAR POSITION INDICATOR INDICATED THE LANDING GEAR ACTUATOR ARM POSITION RATHER THAN THE ACTUAL GEAR POSITION.

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

MAINTENANCE,INSPECTION..INADEQUATE..COMPANY/OPERATOR MANAGEMENT

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

LANDING GEAR,NORMAL RETRACTION/EXTENSION ASSEMBLY..LOOSE

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

LANDING GEAR,NORMAL RETRACTION/EXTENSION ASSEMBLY..WORN



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