NTSB Identification: MKC82IA128
Nonscheduled 14 CFR Part 135: Air Taxi & Commuter
Incident occurred Tuesday, July 20, 1982 in FENTON, MO
Probable Cause Approval Date: 07/20/1983
Aircraft: BEECH E18S, registration: N3606B
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 LANDING GEAR WAS REPORTEDLY DOWN AND LOCKED PRIOR TO TOUCHDOWN. A WITNESS SAID THE GEAR WAS DOWN PRIOR TO TOUCHDOWN BUT COLLAPSED IMMEDIATELY AFTER TOUCHDOWN. BROKEN WIRES ON THE LANDING GEAR SQUAT SWITCH HAD DISABLED THE LDG GEAR RETRACTION SYSTEM. A SMALL POSTCRASH ENGINE FIRE WAS EXTINGUISHED BY FIRE DEPT PERSONNEL.

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

LANDING GEAR,NORMAL RETRACTION/EXTENSION ASSEMBLY..PREVIOUS DAMAGE

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

LANDING GEAR,NORMAL RETRACTION/EXTENSION ASSEMBLY..DISABLED

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

ELECTRICAL SYSTEM,ELECTRIC WIRING..LOOSE

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