NTSB Identification: ATL83IA070
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Incident occurred Tuesday, December 21, 1982 in MOULTRIE, GA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 12/21/1983
Aircraft: PIPER PA-24-250, registration: N6262P
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 PILOT WAS MAKING A REFUELING STOP IN MOULTRIE, GA WHEN THE AIRCRAFT TOUCHED DOWN ON RUNWAY 14 AT SPENCE FIELD WITH THE LANDING GEAR IN THE UP POSITION. THE PILOT DOES NOT RECALL WHAT EVENTS LED TO THE WHEELS UP LANDING. ON EXITING THE AIRCRAFT, HE NOTED THAT ALL THE WHEELS WERE OUT OF THE WELLS BUT NOT FULLY EXTENDED. HE STATED THAT INSPECTION OF THE COCKPIT REVEALED THE LANDING GEAR HANDLE WAS DOWN AND THE CIRCUIT BREAKER FOR THE MAIN LANDING GEAR MOTOR WAS POPPED. A SALVAGE CREW RAISED THE AIRPLANE AND THE GEAR CAME DOWN AND LOCKED WHEN THE MASTER SWITCH WAS TURNED ON AND THE CIRCUIT BREAKER RESET.

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

GEAR EXTENSION..NOT PERFORMED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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