NTSB Identification: CHI83LA019
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Friday, October 15, 1982 in INDIANAPOLIS, IN
Probable Cause Approval Date: 10/15/1983
Aircraft: PIPER PA-23-250, registration: N6803A
Injuries: 3 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.

THE LANDING GEAR RETRACTED AT 64 MPH DURING THE TAKEOFF ROLL. THE TAKEOFF WAS ABORTED AND THE AIRCRAFT SLID ON ITS FUSELAGE. THE LANDING GEAR SYSTEMS ALL OPERATED NORMALLY WHEN CHECKED AFTER THE ACCIDENT.

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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