NTSB Identification: ANC04LA117.
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Scheduled 14 CFR
Accident occurred Friday, September 17, 2004 in Telida, AK
Probable Cause Approval Date: 06/08/2005
Aircraft: Piper PA-31-350, registration: N41185
Injuries: 2 Uninjured.

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The airline transport certificated pilot was landing on a remote, gravel-surface runway that was 4,200 feet long, and 100 feet wide. The landing was during a scheduled passenger flight, with one passenger. The director of operations and the pilot both reported that the landing gear was not extended for landing. The airplane slid on the gravel and received damage to the flaps, propellers, and fuselage. The director of maintenance for the operator reported that the airplane fuselage repairs would necessitate a major repair, to include replacement of belly skin aft of the nose landing gear well, and replacement of the aft nose gear well bulkhead.

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

A failure of the pilot-in-command to extend the landing gear, which resulted in a gear-up landing and structural damage to the airplane.

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