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In the circuit area while making an approach for landing the pilot allowed himself to become distracted by the dry conditions of his property and did not complete the prelanding checks or extend the landing gear. He did not hear the landing gear warning horn during the landing flare. After touching down the aircraft slid straight for 60 metres. The pilot was not injured and damage to the aircraft was confined to bent propeller blades and distorted lower fuselage structure. The landing gear warning system was found to be serviceable during a functional check of the system at the accident site. The reason why the landing gear warning horn was not heard by the pilot during the landing flare could not be determined. This accident was not the subject of a formal on-site investigation.

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General details
Date: 18 October 1989 Investigation status: Completed 
Time: 1700  
Location:"Wirribilla" 22 km North of Mt Sandon Investigation type: Occurrence Investigation 
State: New South Wales Occurrence type: Wheels up landing 
Release date: 07 November 1989 Occurrence class: Operational 
Report status: Final Occurrence category: Accident 
 Highest injury level: None 
Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer: Cessna Aircraft Company 
Aircraft model: 210 
Aircraft registration: VH-TIU 
Serial number: 21062324 
Type of operation: Private 
Damage to aircraft: Substantial 
Departure point:Maitland NSW
Departure time:1615
Destination:Wirribilla NSW
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