NTSB Identification: FTW84LA025.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 24134.
Accident occurred Saturday, October 15, 1983 in PRAIRIE GROVE, AR
Aircraft: BEECH C24R, registration: N23PS
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 PLT STATED THAT ABOUT 15 MIN AFTER TAKEOFF, THE RADIO & NAVIGATION EQUPMENT QUIT WORKING. HE DECIDED TO RETURN TO THE ARPT TO LAND. HOWEVER, WHEN HE TRIED TO EXTEND THE GEAR, HE COULD NOT GET A SAFE GEAR DOWN INDICATION. THERE WAS HEAVY TRAFFIC, SO HE DEPARTED THE TRAFFIC PATTERN TO EXTEND THE GEAR. HE EXTENDED THE LANDING GEAR ACCORDING TO INSTRUCTIONS IN HIS ACFT HANDBOOK. HE STATED THAT AS SOON AS THE GEAR WAS EXTENDED, THE ENG LOST POWER. THE PLT TRIEDTO GLIDE THE ACFT TO A LARGE FIELD FOR LANDING, BUT WAS UNABLE TO REACH IT. HE SELECTED A SMALLER FIELD & TRIED TO MAKE SHORT FIELD APCH, BUT THE FLAPS WOULD NOT EXTEND. BEFORE THE PLT COULD STOP THE ACFT, IT COLLIDED WITH A FENCE & A FEW SMALL TREES. DURING AN EXAM OF THE ACFT, ALL ELECTRICAL COMPONENTS OPERATED NORMALLY & FUEL WAS FOUND IN THE FUEL TANKS. THE ENG WAS THEN STARTED & IT OPERATED NORMALLY.

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

EMERGENCY PROCEDURE..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

FUEL SYSTEM..IMPROPER USE OF..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

DIVERTED ATTENTION..PILOT IN COMMAND



Contributing Factors

PREFLIGHT PLANNING/PREPARATION..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND




Contributing Factors

FENCE


Contributing Factors

ALTERNATOR..NOT USED..PILOT IN COMMAND



Contributing Factors

OBJECT..TREE(S)

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