NTSB Identification: MKC85LA056.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 27633.
Accident occurred Friday, February 08, 1985 in BENTONVILLE, AR
Aircraft: PIPER PA-31, registration: N27743
Injuries: 5 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.

DURING THE LANDING APPROACH, THE PLT STATED, HE PROBABLY FORGOT TO EXTEND THE LANDING GEAR. INSPECTION OF THE ACFT REVEALED NO MECHANICAL PROBLEM WITH THE LANDING GEAR EXTENSION OR RETRACTION MECHANISM. A TEST OF THE LANDING GEAR SYSTEM SHOWED IT TO WORK PROPERLY. AN INSPECTION OF THE GEAR SHOWED IT TO BE IN THE UP AND LOCKED POSITION.

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

WHEELS UP LANDING..INADVERTENT..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..RUNWAY


Contributing Factors

CHECKLIST..NOT FOLLOWED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

INATTENTIVE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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