NTSB Identification: ATL84LA037.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 22863.
Accident occurred Friday, November 04, 1983 in BEAUFORT, SC
Aircraft: BEECH BE-58P, registration: N3688E
Injuries: 5 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 HE STARTED HAVING PROBLEMS WITH VARIOUS ELETRICALLY OPERATED COMPONENTS DURING THE LATTER PART OF THE FLT. DURING DESCENT INTO BEAUFORT, HE LOST THE ABILITY TO TRANSMIT AND COMMUNICATED TO ATC BY TRANSPONDER. THE PLT SAID HE PUT THE GEAR AND FLAPS DOWN AND THOUGHT HE SAW GREEN LIGHTS. ON TOUCHDOWN HE HEARD GRINDING NOISES AND THE PROPS HIT. AFTER STOPPING THE GEAR WERE IN THE WELLS AND THE FLAPS WERE UP AND THE COWL FLAPS CLOSED. THE PLT STATED THAT THE GEAR AND FLAP CONTROLS WERE DOWN. SUBSEQUENT EXAMINATION OF THE ELECTRICAL SYSTEM DID NOT REVEAL EVIDENCE OF AN ELECTRICAL FAILURE OR MALFUNCTION.

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

WHEELS UP LANDING..INADVERTENT..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

PROCEDURES/DIRECTIVES..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND

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