NTSB Identification: FTW82IA095
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Incident occurred Tuesday, March 16, 1982 in CHICKASHA, OK
Probable Cause Approval Date: 03/16/1983
Aircraft: CESSNA 402C, registration: N6838A
Injuries: 3 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.
A CHECKOUT WAS BEING PERFORMED WITH THE PIC IN THE RIGHT SEAT AND THE TRAINEE IN THE LEFT SEAT. AS POWER WAS INCREASED FOR TAKEOFF DURING A TOUCH AND GO LANDING, THE PIC HEARD THE PROPELLERS STRIKE THE RUNWAY. THE TRAINEE LIFTED THE AIRCRAFT OFF THE GROUND, BUT THE PIC ASSUMED COMMAND AND LANDED THE AIRPLANE BECAUSE OF THE UNKNOWN EXTENT OF DAMAGE TO THE PROPELLERS. HE STATED THT HE RETRACTED THE MAIN GEAR INTENTIONALLY TO REDUCE THE AIRCRAFT'S STOPPING DISTANCE. NO UNSAFE GEAR INDICATIONS WERE NOTED DURING THAT LANDING OR ANY OF THE PREVIOUS TOUCH AND GOS. PROPER OPERATION OF THE GEAR WARNING SYSTEMS WAS CONFIRMED. PIC STATED THAT A BUFFETING WAS EXPERIENCED DURING A PREVIOUS LANDING, BUT THE NOSE GEAR RETRACTION COULD NOT BE DUPLICATED DURING SUBSEQUENT TESTING.
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this incident to be:REASON FOR OCCURRENCE UNDETERMINED
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