NTSB Identification: FTW82DA117
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Thursday, April 08, 1982 in HEREFORD, TX
Probable Cause Approval Date: 04/08/1983
Aircraft: BEECH C-18S, registration: N64463
Injuries: 9 Uninjured.

THE PILOT EXPERIENCED TOTAL ELECTRICAL FAILURE DURING FLIGHT. BEFORE LANDING HE ALLOWED THE GEAR TO FREE FALL AND ATTEMPTED TO CRANK IT INTO THE FULLY EXTENDED AND LOCKED POSITION. WHEN THE CRANK WOULD NOT TURN HE ASSUMED THE GEAR WAS IN THE LOCKED DOWN POSITION. THE PILOT LANDED, ROLLED OUT, AND TAXIED TO THE RAMP AND STOPPED. WHEN HE ADDED POWER TO REPOSITION THE AIRCRAFT THE LANDING GEAR RETRACTED.

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

JUDGMENT..POOR..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

ELECTRICAL SYSTEM..FAILURE,TOTAL

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