NTSB Identification: NYC82DA105
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Tuesday, May 25, 1982 in FARMINGDALE, NY
Probable Cause Approval Date: 05/25/1983
Aircraft: BEECH B95, registration: N528R
Injuries: 2 Uninjured.

AFTER BEING NEWLY PAINTED AT PROSPECTVILLE, PA, THE PLANE WAS BEING FLOWN TO FARMINGDALE, NY WHERE THE PILOT RECEIVED A SPECIAL VFR CLEARANCE. ACCORDING TO THE PILOT, THE GEAR WAS LOWERED ON THE DOWNWIND LEG FOR RUNWAY 19, BUT AN ABNORMAL NOISE WAS HEARD AND NO SAFE INDICATION WAS OBSERVED. HE STATED THAT AFTER CYCLING THE GEAR, NORMAL INDICATIONS WERE RECEIVED ON BOTH, THE LIGHTS AND THE MECHANICAL INDICATORS. AFTER TURNING TO FINAL APPROACH, A 360 DEGREE TURN WAS MADE TO LOSE ALTITUDE, THEN THE LANDING WAS CONTINUED. A WITNESS OBSERVED THE AIRCRAFT ON FINAL AND DURING LANDING WITH THE GEAR RETRACTED. INVESTIGATORS FOUND THE LANDING GEAR HANDLE IN THE DOWN POSITION, THE MECHANICAL INDICATOR IN THE UP POSITION, AND THE LANDING GEAR RELAY CIRCUIT BREAKER OUT. WHEN THE BATTERY WAS FIRST TURNED ON TO CHECK THE SYSTEM, AN ODOR FROM AN ELECTRICAL COMPONENT WAS NOTED AND THE RELAY BREAKER WAS PULLED. HOWEVER, AFTER THAT, BOTH THE EMERGENCY AND NORMAL GEAR SYSTEMS WERE CHECKED, NO DISCREPANCIES WERE FOUND.

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

GEAR EXTENSION..INATTENTIVE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

WHEELS UP LANDING..INADVERTENT..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

LIGHT CONDITION..DUSK



Contributing Factors

LANDING GEAR,NORMAL RETRACTION/EXTENSION ASSEMBLY..UNDETERMINED


Contributing Factors

ELECTRICAL SYSTEM,CIRCUIT BREAKER..POPPED/TRIPPED

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