NTSB Identification: CHI69A0070
14 CFR Part 135 Scheduled operation of GATEWAY AVIAT*
Aircraft: BEECH E18S, registration: N68V

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 FILE    DATE          LOCATION          AIRCRAFT DATA       INJURIES       FLIGHT                        PILOT DATA
                                                               F  S M/N     PURPOSE
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3-0030   69/2/5    LA CROSSE,WIS       BEECH E18S          CR-  0  0  2  COMMERCIAL                AIRLINE TRANSPORT, AGE
        TIME - 2155                    N68V                PX-  0  0  5  COMMUTER AIR CARRIER      33, 7468 TOTAL HOURS,
                                       DAMAGE-SUBSTANTIAL  OT-  0  0  0  AIR TAXI-PASSG S-D        3715 IN TYPE, INSTRUMENT
                                                                                                   RATED.
        NAME OF AIRPORT - LA CROSSE
        TYPE OF ACCIDENT                                         PHASE OF OPERATION
           WHEELS-UP                                                LANDING: LEVEL OFF/TOUCHDOWN
        PROBABLE CAUSE(S)
           AIRFRAME - LANDING GEAR: NORMAL RETRACTION/EXTENSION ASSEMBLY
           AIRFRAME - LANDING GEAR: EMERGENCY/EXTENSION ASSEMBLY
           MISCELLANEOUS ACTS,CONDITIONS - LACK OF LUBRICATION-SPECIFIC PART,NOT SYSTEM
           MISCELLANEOUS ACTS,CONDITIONS - FATIGUE FRACTURE
        EMERGENCY CIRCUMSTANCES - PRECAUTIONARY LANDING ON AIRPORT
                                  SUSPECTED MECHANICAL DISCREPANCY
        REMARKS- LUBRICANT IN SEALED IDLER SPROCKET BEARING DETERIORATED.CAUSED FAILURE OF SLIDE TUBE,JAMMING GR.

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