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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 145283
Last updated: 24 June 2018
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Type:Silhouette image of generic BE58 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Beechcraft 58 Baron
Registration: N8121R
C/n / msn: TH-690
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Joe Foss Field Airport - KFSD, Sioux Falls, SD -   United States of America
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:Tea, SD (Y14)
Destination airport:Rapid City, SD (RAP)
Investigating agency: NTSB
The pilot stated that he was unable to fully retract the landing gear after takeoff and the landing gear position indicator transition light remained illuminated. He tried to manually extend the landing gear, but the crank arm was difficult to turn. Unable to fully extend or retract the landing gear, the pilot diverted to a nearby airport where he performed a landing with the gear partially extended, which resulted in substantial damage to the airplane. During the postaccident recovery and examination of the airplane, the landing gear was cycled repeatedly using the airplane’s normal (electrical) landing gear system and operated normally. Although the manual landing gear extension handle was difficult to turn during postaccident testing, this would not explain why the gear would not retract. Postaccident examination of the landing gear system could not duplicate the condition that resulted in the partial gear-up landing.
Probable Cause: The failure of the normal and emergency landing gear system to fully retract or extend the landing gear for reasons that could not be determined during postaccident examinations, which resulted in a partial gear-up landing.



Revision history:

25-Apr-2012 10:43 Geno Added
25-Apr-2012 14:28 RobertMB Updated [Aircraft type, Damage, Narrative]
21-Dec-2016 19:28 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
27-Nov-2017 20:35 ASN Update Bot Updated [Operator, Other fatalities, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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