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On entering the circuit, the pilot attempted to cancel his sarwatch but could not contact flight service on the aircraft's VHF radio. He attempted to relay the request through another aircraft but this was also unsuccessful. The pilot then transferred to HF radio and was able to cancel sarwatch. During this period, the pilot was also communicating with other circuit traffic. These distractions led to him forgetting to extend the landing gear and the aircraft landed wheels-up.
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General details
Date: 26 August 1994 Investigation status: Completed 
Time: 9:15 EST Investigation type: Occurrence Investigation 
 Occurrence type:Wheels up landing 
 Occurrence class: Operational 
Release date: 07 March 1996 Occurrence category: Accident 
Report status: Final  
 
Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer: Beech Aircraft Corp 
Aircraft model: 58 
Aircraft registration: VH-EZN 
Sector: Piston 
Damage to aircraft: Substantial 
Departure point:Townsville
Destination:Bowen
 
 
 
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