NTSB Identification: LAX83LA294.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 21647.
Nonscheduled 14 CFR
Accident occurred Monday, June 20, 1983 in MESA, AZ
Aircraft: PIPER PA-34-200T, registration: N3ZT
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.
THE LEFT MAIN LANDING GEAR COLLAPSED DURING LANDING. THE PILOT HAD DIFFICULTY GETTING ALL THE LANDING GEAR WARNING LIGHTS TO FUNCTION PROPERLY IN THE PATTERN. AFTER 1 RECYCLE THE GEAR INDICATED DOWN BUT ON ROLLOUT THE LEFT GEAR COLLAPSED. THE PILOT FEATHERED THE LEFT ENGINE AND POSITIONED THE PROPELLER BEFORE THE GEAR FULLY COLLAPSED. THE WARNINGHORN DID NOT BLOW ON FINAL WITH POWER OFF BUT DID SOUND ON THE RWY BEFORE COLLAPSE. ON JACKS THE NEXT DAY THE LANDING GEAR WAS CYCLED ABOUT 20 TIMES WITHOUT MALFUNCTION.
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:REASON FOR OCCURRENCE UNDETERMINED
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