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After take-off the pilot noticed that the airspeed indicator was fluctuating between 40 and 60 knots irrespective of the aircraft's actual speed. He elected to land again but, with his attention directed towards the faulty airspeed indicator, he forgot to lower the landing gear prior to touchdown. Although no fault was subsequently found with the airspeed indicating system, it was probable that a partial blockage of the pitot tube had occurred. The pilot was relatively inexperienced on the aircraft type and had not previously flown this particular aircraft .

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General details
Date: 12 October 1984 Investigation status: Completed 
Time: 1135 Investigation type: Occurrence Investigation 
Location:Emerald Occurrence type:Wheels up landing 
State: Queensland Occurrence class: Operational 
Release date: 26 March 1985 Occurrence category: Accident 
Report status: Final Highest injury level: None 
 
Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer: Beech Aircraft Corp 
Aircraft model: 33 
Aircraft registration: VH-ENU 
Type of operation: Business 
Damage to aircraft: Substantial 
Departure point:Emerald QLD
Departure time:1130
Destination:Mackay QLD
 
 
 
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