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The pilot reported that after conducting a local joy flight, he had intended to do one touch and go landing, a circuit, and a full stop landing. He stated that just as he was commencing his prelanding checks, he became concerned that one of his passengers, a small child, may have been feeling ill. He then turned around to see if the child was all right, and as a result, forgot to lower the gear. He stated that he did not realise his mistake until he heard the sound of the flaps scraping on the runway.

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General details
Date: 19 December 1990 Investigation status: Completed 
Time: 1426 Investigation type: Occurrence Investigation 
Location:Bundaberg Occurrence type:Wheels up landing 
State: Queensland Occurrence class: Operational 
Release date: 05 April 1991 Occurrence category: Accident 
Report status: Final Highest injury level: None 
Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer: Beech Aircraft Corp 
Aircraft model: 35 
Aircraft registration: VH-AYU 
Serial number: D-6134 
Type of operation: Private 
Damage to aircraft: Substantial 
Departure point:Bundaberg QLD
Departure time:N/A
Destination:Bundaberg QLD
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