NTSB Identification: SEA00LA011.
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Accident occurred Friday, October 29, 1999 in PASCO, WA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 06/23/2000
Aircraft: Beech A36TC, registration: N3822K
Injuries: 1 Uninjured.

NTSB investigators may not have traveled in support of this investigation and used data provided by various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

The pilot elected to remain in the traffic pattern to conduct a series of touch-and-go landings. On the third landing attempt, the controller informed the pilot that he would call the pilot's base turn due to other departing traffic. According to the pilot, after clearance was given to land on runway 21R, 'I turned final, put the flaps full down and forgot to put the gear down.' The pilot stated that he did not hear the aural gear warning horn sound. The pilot also stated that he had recently installed a portable GPS receiver that is mounted to the aircraft's control column. According to the pilot, 'It blocks out the area where the green lights show for the gear down.'

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 include a blocked view of the landing gear light indicating system.

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