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On arrival overhead, the pilot observed sheep on the flight strip. He made two low passes in an attempt to clear the sheep. During the third pass the remaining sheep cleared the runway so the pilot decided to discontinue the pass and make a straight in approach for a landing. The pilot did not complete his pre-landing checks and the landing gear was not lowered. The landing gear warning horn did not sound during the approach, possibly because of a higher than normal power setting. The aircraft was landed with the landing gear retracted. The pilot reported that he was distracted by the need to chase the sheep of the strip and he forgot to lower the gear.
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General details
Date: 20 April 1996 Investigation status: Completed 
Time: 13:00 WST  
 Investigation type: Occurrence Investigation 
 Occurrence type: Wheels up landing 
Release date: 30 May 1996 Occurrence class: Operational 
Report status: Final Occurrence category: Accident 
Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer: Cessna Aircraft Company 
Aircraft model: 210L 
Aircraft registration: VH-BBN 
Sector: Piston 
Damage to aircraft: Substantial 
Departure point:Karratha WA
Destination:Moora WA
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