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The pilot was carrying out circuit and landing practice. On the third landing the aircraft was landed with the landing gear retracted. The pilot stated that he did not recall lowering the gear on the downwind leg and was distracted during the final approach. He did not complete the final approach check, which included a check that the landing gear was down, and reports that he mistook the gear warning horn for the stall warning horn when he closed the throttle just prior to touchdown. This accident was not the subject of an on-site investigation.

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General details
Date: 31 October 1987 Investigation status: Completed 
Time: 1115 Investigation type: Occurrence Investigation 
Location:Wollongong Occurrence type:Wheels up landing 
State: New South Wales Occurrence class: Operational 
Release date: 20 November 1987 Occurrence category: Accident 
Report status: Final Highest injury level: None 
Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer: Cessna Aircraft Company 
Aircraft model: 421 
Aircraft registration: N8410G 
Serial number: N/K 
Type of operation: Private 
Damage to aircraft: Substantial 
Departure point:Wollongong NSW
Departure time:N/A
Destination:Wollongong NSW
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