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The aircraft entered the circuit in preparation for a practice single engine landing. The gear was selected down, however neither pilot checked that the gear-down light illuminated. The aircraft was landed with the gear retracted and the pilots reported that they then noticed that the gear motor circuit breaker had popped. The circuit breaker had probably popped during the previous retraction cycle. During the approach the pilot under instruction was concentrating on handling the asymmetric situation, while the instructor was closely monitoring the airspeed and the handling techniques being employed. During the landing flare the gear up warning horn operated, but its sound was masked by the louder tone of the stall warning.

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General details
Date: 14 June 1985 Investigation status: Completed 
Time: 1145 Investigation type: Occurrence Investigation 
Location:Armidale Occurrence type:Wheels up landing 
State: New South Wales Occurrence class: Operational 
Release date: 01 November 1985 Occurrence category: Accident 
Report status: Final Highest injury level: None 
 
Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer: Piper Aircraft Corp 
Aircraft model: PA-30 
Aircraft registration: VH-UOY 
Type of operation: Flying Training 
Damage to aircraft: Substantial 
Departure point:Armidale NSW
Departure time:1145
Destination:Armidale NSW
 
 
 
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