Aircraft Incident/Accident Report
Williston Municipal Airport

Williston, Florida 32696
Friday, November 19, 2010 17:00 EST

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NTSB Narrative Summary Released at Completion of Accident
According to the pilot, while the airplane was on the downwind leg of the traffic pattern, he lowered the landing gear handle and thought he saw the green landing gear indicator lights illuminate. He then became distracted and did not check the landing gear lights again. The airplane touched down with the landing gear retracted, resulting in substantial damage to the fuselage. The pilot stated that the accident was a mistake and that his own fatigue or stress may have been an issue. Examination of the airplane revealed that the landing gear handle was in the "down" position, the landing gear indicator lights were functioning, and that the landing gear motor circuit breaker had been tripped. The circuit breaker was reset and the landing gear was cycled six times with no mechanical malfunctions or anomalies noted.
NTSB Probable Cause Narrative
The pilot's failure to properly configure and confirm the position of the landing gear prior to landing.
Event Information
Type of EventAccident 
Event Date11/19/2010 
Event Day of the WeekFriday 
Time of Event1700 
Event Time ZoneEastern Standard Time 
Event CityWilliston 
Event StateFLORIDA 
Event Country-- 
Zipcode of the event site32696 
Event Date Year2010 
Event Date Month11 
MidAir Collision IndicatorNo 
On Ground Collision occurred ?No 
Event Location Latitude292120N 
Event Location Longitude0822818W 
Event Location AirportWilliston Municipal 
Event Location Nearest Airport IDX60 
Indicates whether the acc/inc occurred off or on an airportOn Airport 
Distance from airport in statute miles
Degrees magnetic from airport-- 
Airport Elevation76 
Weather Briefing Completeness-- 
Investigator's weather sourceWeather Observation Facility 
Time of the weather observation1655 Eastern Standard Time 
Direction of event from weather observation facility (degrees)134 
Weather Observation Facility IDOCF 
Elevation of weather observation facility90 
Distance of event from weather observation facility (units?)17 
Time Zone of the weather observationEST 
Lighting ConditionsDay 
Lowest Ceiling Height-- 
Lowest Non-Ceiling Height6500 
Sky/Lowest/Cloud ConditionsScattered 
Sky Condition for Lowest Ceiling-- 
Visibility Runway Visual Range (Feet)-- 
Visibility Runway Visual Value (Statute Miles)-- 
Visibility (Statute Miles) 10 
Air Temperature at event time (in degrees celsius)21 
Dew Point at event time (in degress fahrenheit)11 
Wind Direction (degrees magnetic)50 
Variable Wind IndicatorWind direction could be determined 
Wind Speed (knots)
Wind Velocity Indicator -- 
Wind Gust IndicatorNot Gusting 
Wind Gust (knots) -- 
Altimeter Setting at event time (in. Hg) 30.21 
Density Altitude (feet)-- 
Intensity of Precipitation-- 
METAR weather report -- 
Event Highest InjuryNone 
On Ground, Fatal Injuries-- 
On Ground, Minor Injuries-- 
On Ground, Serious Injuries-- 
Injury Total Fatal-- 
Injury Total Minor-- 
Injury Total None
Injury Total Serious-- 
Injury Total All-- 
Investigating AgencyNTSB 
NTSB Docket Number (internal use)28055 
NTSB Notification SourceFAA FSDO Orlando, FL  
NTSB Notification Date-- 
NTSB Notification Time-- 
Fiche Number and/or location -used to find docket information-- 
Date of most recent change to recordFeb 7 2011 11:35AM 
User who most recently changed recordgots 
Basic weather conditionsVisual Meteorological Cond 
FAA District Office-- 
Aircraft Involved
Aircraft #1
Aircraft Registration NumberN677Z 
NTSB NumberERA11CA076 
Missing Aircraft Indicator-- 
Federal Aviation Reg. PartPart 91: General Aviation 
Type of Flight Plan filedUnknown 
Flight plan Was Activated?-- 
Aircraft FireNone 
Aircraft ExplosionNone 
Aircraft Manufacturer's Full NameBEECH 
Aircraft Model95-C55 
Aircraft Series Identifier-- 
Aircraft Serial NumberTE-14 
Certified Max Gross Weight4200 
Aircraft CategoryAirplane 
Aircraft Registration Class-- 
Aircraft is a homebuilt?No 
Flight Crew Seats-- 
Cabin Crew Seats-- 
Passenger Seats-- 
Total number of seats on the aircraft
Number of Engines
Fixed gear or retractable gearRetractable 
Aircraft, Type of Last InspectionUnknown 
Date of Last Inspection-- 
Airframe hours since last inspection-- 
Airframe Hours5710 
ELT InstalledUnknown 
ELT ActivatedUnknown 
ELT Aided Location of Event SiteUnknown 
ELT TypeUnknown 
Aircraft Owner NameGRAPER BEVERLY V 
Aircraft Owner Street Address-- 
Aircraft Owner CityNEWBERRY 
Aircraft Owner StateFL 
Aircraft Owner CountryUSA  
Aircraft Owner Zipcode32669 
Operator is an individual?No 
Operator NameCharles Graper 
Operator Same as Owner?No 
Operator Is Doing Business As-- 
Operator Address Same as Owner?Yes 
Operator Street Address-- 
Operator CityNEWBERRY 
Operator StateFL 
Operator CountryUSA  
Operator Zip code32669 
Operator Code-- 
Owner has at least one certificateNone 
Other Operator of large aircraft?No 
Certified for Part 133 or 137 Operation-- 
Operator Certificate Number-- 
Indicates whether an air carrier operation was scheduled or not-- 
Indicates Domestic or International Flight-- 
Operator carrying Pax/Cargo/Mail-- 
Type of Flying (Per_Bus / Primary)Personal 
Second Pilot on BoardNo 
Departure Point Same as EventNo 
Departure Airport Code-- 
Departure CityUnknown 
Departure StateUN 
Departure CountryUSA 
Departure Time-- 
Departure Time Zone-- 
Destination Same as Local Fltcrash at destination city 
Destination Airport CodeX60  
Destination CityWilliston 
Destination StateFL 
Destination CountryUSA 
Specific Phase of Flight-- 
Report sent to ICAO?-- 
Evacuation occurred-- 
Date of most recent change to recordFeb 7 2011 11:35AM 
User who most recently changed recordgots 
Since inspection or accident-- 
Event Location Runway Number and Location32 
Runway Length4399 
Runway Width100 
Sight Seeing flightNo 
Air Medical FlightNo 
Medical Flight--