NTSB Identification: CHI82IA102
Scheduled 14 CFR Part 135: Air Taxi & Commuter
Incident occurred Thursday, March 25, 1982 in KALAMAZO, MI
Probable Cause Approval Date: 03/25/1983
Aircraft: BEECH 65-88, registration: N20HR
Injuries: 2 Uninjured.
NTSB investigators used data provided by various sources and may not have traveled in support of this investigation to prepare this aircraft incident report.
PRIOR TO LANDING THE PILOT COULD NOT EXTEND THE RIGHT MAIN LANDING GEAR. HE ATTEMPTED TO EXTEND THE GEAR BY RECYCLING THE SYSTEM AND BY USING THE MANUAL EXTENSION, BUT TO NO AVAIL. SUBSEQUENTLY, THE AIRCRAFT WAS LANDED ON A PAVED RUNWAY WITH THE GEAR RETRACTED. DURING THE LANDING, THE UNDERSIDE OF THE FUSELAGE AND FLAPS RECEIVED MINOR DAMAGE. AN INVESTIGATION REVEALED THAT THE DRIVE SHAFT ASSEMBLY, PN 50-810240, FAILED FROM FATIGUE.
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this incident to be:LANDING GEAR,NORMAL RETRACTION/EXTENSION ASSEMBLY..FATIGUE
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