NTSB Identification: CHI86LA187.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 31267.
Accident occurred Friday, July 25, 1986 in CHARLEVOIX, MI
Aircraft: PIPER PA-31T1, registration: N2317V
Injuries: 3 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.

ACCORDING TO THE PILOT,ON THEIR FIRST APPROACH THEY WERE UNABLE TO SEE THE AIRPORT AT 1300 FEET, SO THEY RAISED THE GEAR AND FLAPS AND CLIMBED TO 1800 FEET, AT WHICH TIME THEY SAW THE AIRPORT. THE PILOT DECIDED TO MAKE A VFR LANDING ON RUNWAY 26 AND FORGOT THAT HE HAD PREVIOUSLY RAISED HIS GEAR AND MADE A GEAR UP LANDING. THE PILOT ATTRIBUTES HIS FORGETTING THE GEAR, TO BEING DISTRACTED BY THE COPILOT AND ALSO BECAUSE OF THE LAST MINUTE DECISION TO LAND ON RUNWAY 26.

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

GEAR EXTENSION..NOT ATTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

IMPROPER USE OF PROCEDURE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

DIVERTED ATTENTION..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

WHEELS UP LANDING..PERFORMED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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