NTSB Identification: NYC82FHD18
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Friday, August 13, 1982 in LAKEWOOD, NJ
Probable Cause Approval Date: 08/13/1983
Aircraft: BEECH E18S, registration: N380MA
Injuries: 1 Serious,1 Minor.

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.

PRIOR TO FLT THE SPARK PLUGS ON BOTH ENGS WERE REPLACED DUE TO MINOR ENG VIBRATION & THE LANDING GEAR RETRACT SYSTEM WIRING REPAIRED DUE TO THE GEAR NOT RETRACTING ELECTRICALLY ON A PRIOR OCCASION. AFTER TAKEOFF THE GEAR WOULD NOT RETRACT ELECTRICALLY & THE PASSENGER HAD TO CRANK UP THE GEAR MANUALLY. AFTER THE PARACHUTE JUMP THE PLT SHUT DOWN THE LEFT ENG TO ISOLATE THE VIBRATION. HE THEN STARTED THE LEFT ENG & FEATHERED THE RIGHT ENG. UNABLE TO UNFEATHER THE RIGHTENG HE ELECTED TO LAND WITH FULL FLAPS & GEAR DOWN AFTER A STRAIGHT-IN APPROACH. AS HE APPROACHED THE THRESHOLD A C-150 TAXIED ONTO THE RWY. THE PLT EXECUTED A GO-AROUND WHILE TRYING TO RETRACT THE FLAPS & GEAR ELECTRICALLY WITHOUT RESULTS.THE PAX WAS ATTEMPTING TO RETRACT THE GEAR MANUALLY WHEN THE ACFT STRUCK A TREE. THE PLT STATED HE DID NOT MAKE HIS LANDING INTENTIONS KNOWN ON UNICOM DURING THE APPROACH. NO PRE-IMPACT DESCREPANCIES WERE FOUND TO PRECLUDE NORMAL PROP OPERATION. NORMAL ELECT POWER IS HALVED WITH ONE GENERATION INOPERATIVE.

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

PROCEDURES/DIRECTIVES..DISREGARDED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

RADIO COMMUNICATIONS..NOT USED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

ENGINE ASSEMBLY..VIBRATION


Contributing Factors

IN-FLIGHT PLANNING/DECISION..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

PROPELLER SYSTEM/ACCESSORIES,FEATHERING SYSTEM..UNDETERMINED


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..AIRCRAFT MOVING ON GROUND


Contributing Factors

ABORTED LANDING..PERFORMED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

GO-AROUND..INITIATED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

ELECTRICAL SYSTEM..OUTPUT LOW


Contributing Factors

GEAR RETRACTION..NOT ATTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

RAISING OF FLAPS..NOT ATTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

AIRCRAFT PERFORMANCE,ENGINE OUT CAPABILITY..DETERIORATED


Contributing Factors

AIRSPEED(VMC)..NOT ATTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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