NTSB Identification: MIA84LA046.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 22820.
Accident occurred Thursday, December 15, 1983 in LAKE CITY, FL
Aircraft: BEECH 35, registration: N444D
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.

THE PLT LANDED WITH THE NOSE GEAR PARTIALLY EXTENDED. THE PLT REPORTED THAT HE HEARD A CRACK WHILE THE LANDING GEAR WAS RETRACTING AFTER TAKEOFF. HE PUT THE GEAR HANDLE BACK DOWN AND CONTINUED TO LAKE CITY. AFTER FLYING SEVERAL LOW PASSES, THE CONTROL TOWER CONFIRMED THAT THE NOSE GEAR WAS ONLY PARTIALLY EXTENDED. ALL EFFORTS TO EXTEND THE GEAR FAILED AND THE NOSE GEAR COLLPASED DURING LANDING ROLL. AFTER THE ACCIDENT, MAINTENANCE PERSONNEL CONFIRMED THAT THE EXTENSION SYSTEM HAD FAILED PREVENTING NORMAL EXTENSION OF THE NOSE GEAR.

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

LANDING GEAR,NOSE GEAR..FAILURE,PARTIAL

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

LANDING GEAR,NORMAL RETRACTION/EXTENSION ASSEMBLY..FAILURE,PARTIAL


Contributing Factors

EMERGENCY PROCEDURE..PERFORMED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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