NTSB Identification: CHI06CA108.
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Accident occurred Monday, April 10, 2006 in Fort Wayne, IN
Probable Cause Approval Date: 07/31/2006
Aircraft: Cessna 182 RG, registration: N2878W
Injuries: 1 Uninjured.
NTSB investigators used data provided by various entities, including, but not limited to, the Federal Aviation Administration and/or the operator and did not travel in support of this investigation to prepare this aircraft accident report.
The single-engine, high-wing retractable gear airplane sustained substantial damage when the airplane impacted the runway after a gear-up landing. The pilot reported that he had performed four practice instrument approaches. After the final approach, the pilot was cleared to circle to land on runway 23. The pilot reported that he failed to lower the landing gear prior to landing, and the airplane touched down about 300 feet from the threshold in a gear-up configuration. The pilot reported that the landing gear warning horn did not sound prior to touchdown.
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be: The pilot failed to lower the landing gear prior to landing. Full narrative available
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