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The pilot reported that on arrival in the Beverley Springs area he had some problems contacting Flight Service on the high frequency radio. During this period, he planned to land on runway 34. However, he noticed there was no wind and that the aircraft was positioned to make a short circuit for runway 16 so he decided to land on this runway. Due to the problems with the radio and the sudden change of circuit direction, the pilot forgot to complete the down-wind checks and the aircraft landed wheels up. No gear warning horn was heard, but this may have been due to the higher than normal power setting maintained on finals.

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General details
Date: 11 January 1991 Investigation status: Completed 
Time: 1700 Investigation type: Occurrence Investigation 
Location   (show map):Beverly Springs Occurrence type:Wheels up landing 
State: Western Australia Occurrence class: Operational 
Release date: 10 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-ERH 
Serial number: 21059394 
Type of operation: Private 
Damage to aircraft: Substantial 
Departure point:Derby WA
Departure time:N/A
Destination:Beverly Springs Airfield WA
 
 
 
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