NTSB Identification: FTW96LA162.
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Accident occurred Friday, April 05, 1996 in ALBUQUERQUE, NM
Probable Cause Approval Date: 06/22/1996
Aircraft: Cessna T210R, registration: N7659U
Injuries: 2 Uninjured.

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The pilot aborted a landing after the airplane skipped sideways after touchdown during a crosswind landing. He was instructed by the tower to execute a left downwind and was later cleared to land on runway 30 again. The pilot was advised by the tower that he had traffic ahead and behind him. The airplane landed gear up. The pilot stated that his attention was diverted to the traffic ahead and behind him, and he was also apprehensive about the crosswind landing.

The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:

the pilot's failure to extend the landing gear. Factors were his failure to follow the checklist and his diverted attention due to other traffic.

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