NTSB Identification: MKC84LA031.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 21974.
Accident occurred Monday, November 28, 1983 in WATERLOO, IA
Aircraft: PIPER PA-31-350, registration: N600TS
Injuries: 2 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.

AFTER TAKEOFF FOR AN FAA PART 135 CHECK RIDE, THE AIRCREW WERE UNABLE TO GET A POSITIVE UP INDICATION FOR THE LANDING GEAR. THE GEAR WAS RECYCLED & THEN THE LEFT MAIN GEAR WOULD NOT GET A DOWN & LOCKED INDICATION. REPEATED ATTEMPTS TO EXTEND THE LEFT MAIN GEAR WERE TO NO AVAIL. AFTER THE FUEL LOAD WAS REDUCED, A WHEELS UP LANDING WAS MADE. AN INVESTIGATION REVEALED A MECHANICAL MALFUNCTION IN THE GEAR EXTENSION/RETRACTION SYSTEM.

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

LANDING GEAR,NORMAL RETRACTION/EXTENSION ASSEMBLY..INOPERATIVE


Contributing Factors

GEAR EXTENSION..NOT POSSIBLE..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

WHEELS UP LANDING..PERFORMED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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