NTSB Identification: LAX82DA209
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Sunday, June 06, 1982 in COALINGA, CA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 06/06/1983
Aircraft: BEECH M35, registration: N9824R
Injuries: 1 Uninjured.

AS THE PILOT WAS ARRIVING TO AN UNCONTROLLED AIRPORT, HE COULD SEE A GROUP OF PLANES ON THE RUNUP PAD AT THE APPROACH END OF THE RUNWAY. AS HE CONTINUED WITH HIS ARRIVAL AND APPROACH, HE RADIOED HIS INTENTIONS, BUT HEARD NO TRANSMISSIONS FROM THE DEPARTING PLANES. WHEN HE WAS LESS THAN A MILE ON FINAL, THE LAST PLANE WAS DEPARTING. SUBSEQUENTLY, HE LANDED WITH HIS GEAR RETRACTED. AFTER THE ACCIDENT, HE LEARN THERE WERE MANY OLDER MODEL AIRCRAFT AT THE AIRPORT THAT WERE RETURNING FROM AN AIRSHOW.

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

GEAR EXTENSION..NOT PERFORMED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

DIVERTED ATTENTION..PILOT IN COMMAND

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