NTSB Identification: NYC82FHD10
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Thursday, April 29, 1982 in TOMS RIVER, NJ
Probable Cause Approval Date: 04/29/1983
Aircraft: CESSNA 210B, registration: N9740Y
Injuries: 1 Uninjured.

NTSB investigators either traveled in support of this investigation or conducted a significant amount of investigative work without any travel, and used data obtained from various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

THE PLT REPORTED THE ACFT WAS LABORING AFTER TAKEOFF FROM ATLANTIC CITY. HE DECIDED TO CIRCLE THE FIELD (BADGER) PRIOR TO CONTINUING ON TO NORTHAMPTON, MA. UPON REACHING 3,000 FT HE STATED THE ACFT AGAIN STARTED LOSING AIRSPEED ALTHOUGH THE POWER INDICATED "24 SQUARE." A PRECAUTIONARY LANDING WAS MADE AT TOMS RIVER & THE ACFT RE-PREFLIGHTED. FINDING NOTHEING OBVIOUS HE DEPLANED HIS PASSENGERS & TOOK OFF BY HIMSELF TO CHECK ACFT PERFORMANCE. IN TURNING BASE LEG THE PROBLEM REOCCURRED. HE STATED HE LOWERED FLAP & GEAR SWITCHES. THE ACFT CAME TO A STOP WITH THE GEAR UP. THE GEAR HANDLE WAS FOUND IN THE NEUTRAL POSITION. DURING GEAR TESTS IT WAS NOTED THAT THE WARNING HORM DID NOT OPERATE WITH THE THROTTLE CLOSED. NO ENG MALFUNCTION WAS FOUND ALTHOUGH THE ACFT WAS OUT OF ANNUAL.

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

GEAR EXTENSION..NOT SELECTED..PILOT IN COMMAND




Contributing Factors

LANDING GEAR,GEAR WARNING SYSTEM..INOPERATIVE

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