NTSB Identification: ATL83LA010
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Saturday, October 16, 1982 in CAMDEN, SC
Probable Cause Approval Date: 10/16/1983
Aircraft: BEECH 95-B55, registration: N4186S
Injuries: 4 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.

ACCORDING TO THE PILOT, HE RECEIVED LANDING INFORMATION FROM THE UNICOM OPERATOR FOR RUNWAY 7. HE WAS ADVISED TO KEEP THE PATTERN TIGHT TO ACCOMMODATE HEAVY TRAFFIC AT THE AIRPORT. WHILE EXPEDITING TO GET OFF THE RUNWAY AFTER LANDING, HE REACHED TO RETRACT THE WING FLAPS AND INADVERTENTLY RETRACTED THE LANDING GEAR BEFORE THE WEIGHT OF THE AIRCRAFT WAS COMPLETELY SETTLED ON THE GEAR.

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

GEAR RETRACTION..INADVERTENT..PILOT IN COMMAND

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