NTSB Identification: FTW83LA064
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Tuesday, December 21, 1982 in LITTLE ROCK, AR
Probable Cause Approval Date: 12/21/1983
Aircraft: BEECH E33, registration: N7873R
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.

DURING THE LANDING ROLL, ALL THREE OF THE LANDING GEAR RETRACTED AS THE PILOT WAS APPLYING BRAKES TO TURN OFF AT THE FIRST EXIT. FAA INSPECTORS FOUND THE LANDING GEAR HANDLE IN THE DOWN POSITION WITH THE CIRCUIT BREAKER POPPED. THE FLAPS WERE ALSO FOUND IN THE FULL DOWN POSITION. MOST OF THE PILOT'S FLIGHT TIME WAS IN CESSNA AIRCRAFT THAT HAD THE FLAP HANDLE LOCATED IN THE APPROXIMATE POSITION OF THIS BEECH AIRCRAFT'S LANDING GEAR HANDLE. THE PILOT STATED THAT HE MAY HAVE ACTIVATED THE WRONG SWITCH. HE HAD ONLY 6 HRS IN THIS MAKE AND MODEL OF AIRCRAFT.

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

GEAR RETRACTION..INADVERTENT..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

LACK OF TOTAL EXPERIENCE IN TYPE OF AIRCRAFT..PILOT IN COMMAND

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