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During the circuit, the pilot and passenger were discussing fires near their property. The aircraft was subsequently landed with the gear up. The gear and its warning systems were serviceable. The pilot's attention was diverted from the operation of the aircraft by the fires and the pre-landing checks were not correctly completed.

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General details
Date: 01 May 1985 Investigation status: Completed 
Time: 1720 Investigation type: Occurrence Investigation 
Location:Busselton Occurrence type:Wheels up landing 
State: Western Australia Occurrence class: Operational 
Release date: 29 July 1985 Occurrence category: Accident 
Report status: Final Highest injury level: None 
Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer: Beech Aircraft Corp 
Aircraft model: 95 
Aircraft registration: VH-FDP 
Type of operation: Private 
Damage to aircraft: Substantial 
Departure point:Bunbury WA
Departure time:1705
Destination:Busselton WA
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