NTSB Identification: DEN85LA080.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 27368.
Accident occurred Sunday, February 17, 1985 in BELEN, NM
Aircraft: CESSNA 337, registration: N6381F
Injuries: 2 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 ACFT LANDED GEAR UP DURING A PRACTICE OF TOUCH AND GO LANDINGS. THE PRIVATE PLT CHANGED HIS CHOICE OF RWYS DURING THE APPROACH. IN A POST ACCIDENT INTERVIEW HE STATED THAT HE RAISED THE LNDG GEAR & FORGOT TO RE-EXTEND IT AFTER WSTABLISHING A NEW APPROACH PATTERN FOR THE NEXT LNDG ON RWY 03. THE PREVIOUS LNDGS WERE ON RWY 21. THE WIND WAS REPORTED AS FROM 360 DEGS AT 05 KTS WITH GUSTS TO 10 KTS. THE PLT REPORTED ON HIS WRITTEN FORM THAT THERE WAS 'NOT MUCH WIND AND NO TRAFFIC'. HIS RECOMMENDATION--'NEVER FAIL TO DO A GUMP CHECK BEFORE LANDING'. THIS ACCIDENT OCCURRED AT AN UNCONTROLLED (UNMANNED/NON-EXISTANT TWR) ARPT.

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

GEAR EXTENSION..NOT PERFORMED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

CHECKLIST..NOT FOLLOWED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

PROCEDURES/DIRECTIVES..POOR..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

PLANNED APPROACH..CONFLICTING..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

DIVERTED ATTENTION..PILOT IN COMMAND

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