NTSB Identification: MIA02LA016.
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Accident occurred Thursday, November 15, 2001 in Madison, MS
Probable Cause Approval Date: 02/20/2002
Aircraft: Cessna T310R, registration: N2642Y
Injuries: 1 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 pilot stated he was planning to approach and land on runway 35 at Madison County Airport, when he was informed of the winds by FAA, Jackson Approach Control. He then decided to land on runway 17. This placed him higher on the approach. He lowered the wing flaps and landing gear and approached at a steeper angle and higher than normal speed. The landing gear warning horn sounded as the propellers contacted the runway during the landing flare and touchdown. He believes that when he attempted to lower the landing gear, he placed the handle in the neutral position instead of the down position.

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

The pilot's failure to verify that the landing gear was down and locked prior to landing resulting in the airplane being landed with the landing gear retracted.

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