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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  
Location:Busselton Investigation type: Occurrence Investigation 
State: Western Australia Occurrence type: Wheels up landing 
Release date: 29 July 1985 Occurrence class: Operational 
Report status: Final Occurrence category: Accident 
 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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