NTSB Identification: LAX02WA282
Accident occurred Monday, June 24, 2002 in Napier, New Zealand
Aircraft: Piper PA-31-310, registration:
Injuries: 1 Uninjured.

This is preliminary information, subject to change, and may contain errors. The foreign authority was the source of this information.

On June 24, 2002, at 0730 New Zealand Standard Time, a New Zealand registered Piper PA-31-310, ZK-NPR, landed with right main landing gear retracted at the Napier, New Zealand, airport. The landing gear failed to extend and all attempts by the pilot to rectify the problem prior to touchdown were unsuccessful. The airplane was operated by Air Napier, Ltd., under the pertinent provisions of the New Zealand Civil Aviation Regulations as a positioning flight. The aircraft sustained substantial damage; however, the commercial pilot, the sole occupant, was not injured. The flight originated at Palmerston, New Zealand, and was destined for Napier.

The accident is under the jurisdiction of, and being investigated by, the New Zealand Transport Accident Investigation Commission. For further information, contact the commission at:

PO Box 1210
Wellington,
New Zealand 6000

Telephone (64) 4-473-3112
Facsimile (64) 4-499-1510

or at the following web address: www.taic.org.nz

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