NTSB Identification: LAX82IA034
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Incident occurred Sunday, January 03, 1982 in VAN NUYS, CA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 01/03/1983
Aircraft: PIPER PA-24-180, registration: N5018P
Injuries: 1 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.
THE PILOT DID NOT GET A GEAR DOWN INDICATION PRIOR TO LANDING. THE TOWER AND THE PILOT OF ANOTHER AIRCRAFT OBSERVED THE LEFT MAIN LANDING GEAR NOT FULLY EXTENDED. AFTER ATTEMPTING TO EXTEND THE GEAR FOR ABOUT TWO HOURS UNSUCCESSFULLY, THE PILOT LANDED GEAR UP ON THE RUNWAY. EXAMINATION REVEALED THAT THE LEFT MAIN GEAR RETRACT ASSEMBLY CABLE HOUSING HAD SEPARATED.
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this incident to be:LANDING GEAR,NORMAL RETRACTION/EXTENSION ASSEMBLY..FAILURE,PARTIAL
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