NTSB Identification: MIA83LA004
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Friday, October 01, 1982 in LAKE CITY, FL
Probable Cause Approval Date: 10/01/1983
Aircraft: BEECH 35-C33, registration: N8944U
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.

WHILE ENROUTE, THE PILOT DIVERTED TO LAKE CITY, FL TO AVOID ADVERSE WEATHER. ACCORDING TO THE PILOT, HE PLACED THE LANDING GEAR HANDLE IN THE DOWN POSITION WHILE ON THE DOWNWIND LEG. HE EXTENDED THE DOWNWIND TO ACCOMMODATE OTHER TRAFFIC, THEN TURNED BASE AND FINAL WHERE HE COMPLETED THE BEFORE-LANDING CHECKLIST. THE AIRCRAFT WAS LANDED WITH THE GEAR IN ITS RETRACTED POSITION. LATER WHEN THE AIRCRAFT WAS LIFTED, A MECHANIC ACTIVATED THE ELECTRICAL MASTER SWITCH AND MOVED THE GEAR HANDLE TO THE DOWN POSITION. WHEN HE DID THIS, THE GEAR EXTENDED AND THE 3 GREEN LIGHTS ILLUMINATED.

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

GEAR EXTENSION..NOT ATTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

WHEELS UP LANDING..INADVERTENT..PILOT IN COMMAND

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