NTSB Identification: CEN11CA185
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Monday, February 14, 2011 in Danville, IN
Probable Cause Approval Date: 06/13/2011
Aircraft: PIPER PA-28RT-201, registration: N2878N
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 pilot reported that he was performing a 180-degree power-off approach and landing. He did not extend the landing gear and landed with the gear in the retracted position. The airplane sustained substantial damage during the accident sequence. The pilot indicated that there were no mechanical malfunctions with the airplane during the accident flight.

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

The pilot's failure to extend the landing gear prior to touchdown.

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