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After the short flight from Argyle the pilot was cleared to descend from 7000 feet at about 20 DME. He was then cleared to land on Runway 19 behind a wide-bodied jet - he was expecting Runway 14. The pilot said he was distracted by a rather hurried descent, landing on a strange runway, an unusual (to him) approach lighting system, and the worry of wake turbulence. As a result he omitted to lower the landing gear. He had reduced power to a low setting because of the later than usual descent clearance and the horn had blown continuously during the descent. However, he had been wearing a headset, and stated that the duration of the sound and the muting effect of the headset combined to detract from its significance in time to save the situation.

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General details
Date: 13 September 1988 Investigation status: Completed 
Time: 552  
Location:Brisbane Airport Investigation type: Occurrence Investigation 
State: Queensland Occurrence type: Wheels up landing 
Release date: 26 October 1988 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-SGB 
Serial number: TC-1118 
Type of operation: Private 
Damage to aircraft: Substantial 
Departure point:Argyle Station (10 km NW Toowoomba) QLD
Departure time:0529
Destination:Brisbane QLD
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