On October 12, 2002, at 0950 eastern daylight time, a Beech 58, N8199R, was substantially damaged while landing at the Lehigh Valley International Airport (ABE), Allentown, Pennsylvania. The certificated airline transport pilot was not injured. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed, and an instrument flight rules flight plan was filed for the personal flight conducted under 14 CFR Part 91. Use your browsers 'back' function to return to synopsisReturn to Query Page
According to the pilot, after departing from ABE, he heard an "unidentifiable" noise, and elected to return to the airport. After touching down on runway 06, during the rollout, the pilot attempted to raise the flaps; however, mistakenly raised the landing gear handle. The landing gear retracted and the airplane slid to a stop on the runway.