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On arrival in the destination area deteriorating weather conditions, including rain and turbulence, were encountered. The pilot reported that strong sink was experienced on the base leg of the circuit and he found it was necessary to increase power and raise the landing gear in order to maintain adequate control of the aircraft. The approach was continued but the gear was not lowered. The warning horn sounded just before ground contact and the aircraft slid to a halt on the strip.

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General details
Date: 17 November 1985 Investigation status: Completed 
Time: 1740  
Location:Lilydale Investigation type: Occurrence Investigation 
State: Victoria Occurrence type: Wheels up landing 
Release date: 08 May 1986 Occurrence class: Operational 
Report status: Final Occurrence category: Accident 
 Highest injury level: None 
Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer: Beech Aircraft Corp 
Aircraft model: 36 
Aircraft registration: VH-RNM 
Type of operation: Private 
Damage to aircraft: Substantial 
Departure point:Hay NSW
Departure time:1740
Destination:Lilydale VIC
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