Aviation safety investigations & reports

Cessna 421-C, N8410, Wollongong NSW, 31 October 1987

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Status: Completed
Investigation completed


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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    
Location: Wollongong    
State: New South Wales   Occurrence type: Wheels up landing  
Release date: 20 November 1987   Occurrence category: Accident  
Report status: Final   Highest injury level: None  

Aircraft details

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