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The aircraft had completed four uneventful takeoffs and landings. A short field takeoff was then carried out. The landing gear was retracted and a procedure turn executed at 500 feet. On completion of the turn, landing flap was selected and the prelanding checks initiated. The pilot reported that he became preoccupied with flying the aircraft accurately and overlooked selecting and checking that the landing gear was down. This was not realised until the throttle was reduced to idle on entering the flare. The aircraft settled onto the runway with the landing gear retracted and the gear warning sounding.
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General details
Date: 09 November 1994 Investigation status: Completed 
Time: 18:35 ESuT  
 Investigation type: Occurrence Investigation 
 Occurrence type: Wheels up landing 
Release date: 08 May 1995 Occurrence class: Operational 
Report status: Final Occurrence category: Accident 
Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer: Piper Aircraft Corp 
Aircraft model: PA-28R-180 
Aircraft registration: VH-PFB 
Sector: Piston 
Damage to aircraft: Substantial 
Departure point:Yass NSW
Destination:Yass NSW
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