NTSB Identification: ATL83LA007
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Saturday, October 09, 1982 in MACON, GA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 10/09/1983
Aircraft: BEECH S35, registration: N6138V
Injuries: 1 Uninjured.

NTSB investigators may not have traveled in support of this investigation and used data provided by various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

AFTER LANDING AND COMING TO A STOP ON THE RUNWAY, THE PILOT MADE A 180 DEGREE TURN TO PROCEED TO A TAXIWAY AND BEGAN CLEANING UP THE COCKPIT. DURING THE TURN, THE GEAR COLLAPSED. THE PILOT STATED THAT HE INADVERTENTLY RAISED THE GEAR HANDLE INSTEAD OF THE FLAP HANDLE. AN EXAMINATION OF THE AIRCRAFT REVEALED THAT THE STRUTS WERE OVER-IN FLATED WHICH PREVENTED THE "SQUAT" SWITCH FROM ACTING AS A SAFETY FEATURE.

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

GEAR RETRACTION..INADVERTENT..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

LANDING GEAR,MAIN GEAR STRUT..OTHER


Contributing Factors

MAINTENANCE,SERVICE OF AIRCRAFT/EQUIPMENT..IMPROPER


Contributing Factors

SAFETY SYSTEM(OTHER)..DISABLED

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