NTSB Identification: LAX01LA148.
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Accident occurred Sunday, April 08, 2001 in Chino, CA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 11/28/2001
Aircraft: Piper PA-24-250, registration: N6240P
Injuries: 1 Uninjured.

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The airplane landed with the landing gear retracted. The pilot said he initiated a go-around on his first attempted landing because the runway wasn't clear. He forgot that he raised his landing gear. He was wearing a new noise attenuating headset that changed the sounds he normally heard when flying his airplane. He did not recognize the gear warning horn during the accident landing. He recalled that the gear warning horn was still sounding as he removed his headset.

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

The pilot's failure to extend the landing gear. A factor was the pilot's failure to use the landing checklist.

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