NTSB Identification: LAX83LA269.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 23007.
Accident occurred Friday, June 03, 1983 in REDDING, CA
Aircraft: CESSNA T337H, registration: N1497S
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.

DURING THE LANDING SEQUENCE AT A PRIVATE AIRSTRIP THE PLT ATTEMPTED TO LOWER THE LANDING GEAR BUT FOUND IT WOULD NOT LOCK. THE ACFT WAS RETURNED TO THE DEPARTURE ARPT AND AFTER CIRCLING FOR TWO AND ONE HALF HOURS WITH DARKNESS APPROACHING WAS LANDED WITH THE GEAR PARTIALLY EXTENDED. EXAMINATION OF THE HYDRAULIC SYSTEM REVEALED METAL SHAVINGS AND/OR FILINGS IN THE HYDRAULIC FLUID LINES CONNECTING TO THE HYDRAULIC POWER PACK.

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

LANDING GEAR,NORMAL RETRACTION/EXTENSION ASSEMBLY..INOPERATIVE

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

FLUID,HYDRAULIC..CONTAMINATION

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