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Aviation Safety Reporting System
|Local Time Of Day||0001-0600|
|Aircraft Component||Landing Gear|
|Qualification||Flight Crew Flight Engineer|
Flight Crew Instrument
|Experience||Flight Crew Last 90 Days 144|
Flight Crew Total 26886
Flight Crew Type 134
|Anomaly||Aircraft Equipment Problem Critical|
Ground Event / Encounter Gear Up Landing
Following an uneventful cross country flight; placement of landing gear switch to down failed to deploy gear. Gear down light did not illuminate; gear horn sounded when throttles were retarded. Gear motor circuit breaker was seen to be popped. Breaker was reset and then popped immediately. Attempted to extend gear through emergency method but was unable to crank gear down. The gear extension crank would not move. Elected to declare an emergency; and fly to where there was more emergency equipment available. Made approach and gear-up landing. Pilot and passenger egressed the aircraft and crash crew put foam over small fuel leak.
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: BE55 pilot reports failure of the landing gear to extend to extend when selected down during approach. Gear motor circuit breaker was found to be tripped and was reset and immediately tripped again. Emergency gear extension is attempted unsuccessfully as the crank would not move. Reporter diverts to an airport with emergency services and lands gear up.
Narrative: FOLLOWING AN UNEVENTFUL CROSS COUNTRY FLIGHT; PLACEMENT OF LANDING GEAR SWITCH TO DOWN FAILED TO DEPLOY GEAR. GEAR DOWN LIGHT DID NOT ILLUMINATE; GEAR HORN SOUNDED WHEN THROTTLES WERE RETARDED. GEAR MOTOR CIRCUIT BREAKER WAS SEEN TO BE POPPED. BREAKER WAS RESET AND THEN POPPED IMMEDIATELY. ATTEMPTED TO EXTEND GEAR THROUGH EMERGENCY METHOD BUT WAS UNABLE TO CRANK GEAR DOWN. THE GEAR EXTENSION CRANK WOULD NOT MOVE. ELECTED TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY; AND FLY TO WHERE THERE WAS MORE EMERGENCY EQUIPMENT AVAILABLE. MADE APPROACH AND GEAR-UP LANDING. PILOT AND PASSENGER EGRESSED THE AIRCRAFT AND CRASH CREW PUT FOAM OVER SMALL FUEL LEAK.
Data retrieved from NASA's ASRS site and automatically converted to unabbreviated mixed upper/lowercase text. This report is for informational purposes with no guarantee of accuracy. See NASA's ASRS site for official report.