NTSB Identification: CHI01LA118.
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Accident occurred Tuesday, April 17, 2001 in Saint Cloud, MN
Probable Cause Approval Date: 11/23/2001
Aircraft: Piper PA-28R-180, registration: N7576J
Injuries: 2 Uninjured.

NTSB investigators may have traveled in support of this investigation and used data provided by various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

The airplane was substantially damaged during a wheels-up landing. In a written statement the pilot stated that he, "...forgot to lower [the] wheels." One item of the 'Before landing check list' says, "5. Gear - DOWN & LOCKED (150 MPH MAX)."

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

The inadvertent wheels-up landing by the pilot. A factor was the pilots failure to follow the before landing checklist.

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