Preliminary Accident Reports

July 2000 Issue

April 8, Seattle, Wash. / Beech King Air

At approximately 13:50 PDT, a Beech A200 suffered a collapsed main landing gear on landing roll at Boeing Field. There were no injuries. The flight returned to its departure airport after experiencing a total electrical failure shortly after departure. The pilot said both DC generator caution lights illuminated on the aircraft’s annunciator panel. He declared an emergency and turned back toward Boeing Field. He lowered the gear manually, but the gear collapsed on rollout. The pilot could not recall placing the engine ignition/start switches OFF at the completion of the engine start sequence, as required. The aircraft’s battery failed a capacity check in the “as-found” condition, but subseque...

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