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The pilot reported he was unable to extend the flaps during his prelanding checks, despite several attempts. Turning onto base, the pilot noticed a commuter aircraft about to taxi to the active runway and decided to carry out a flapless landing. As power was reduced, during the turn onto final approach, an aural warning sounded. Thinking it was the stall warning, he increased power and the warning ceased. The approach was continued until power reduction at the flare when the warning again sounded as the aircraft settled onto the runway with the landing gear still retracted. The pilot stated that he failed to complete his prelanding checks and extend the landing gear after the flap failure. He also incorrectly identified the landing gear warning as the stall warning.

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General details
Date: 23 July 1990 Investigation status: Completed 
Time: 1645 Investigation type: Occurrence Investigation 
Location:Belmont Occurrence type:Wheels up landing 
State: New South Wales Occurrence class: Operational 
Release date: 28 May 1991 Occurrence category: Accident 
Report status: Final Highest injury level: None 
 
Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer: Cessna Aircraft Company 
Aircraft model: 210 
Aircraft registration: VH-SIK 
Serial number: 21059413 
Type of operation: Private 
Damage to aircraft: Substantial 
Departure point:Maitland NSW
Departure time:1630
Destination:Belmont NSW
 
 
 
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