NTSB Identification: CEN11CA212
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Sunday, February 27, 2011 in Brenham, TX
Probable Cause Approval Date: 06/08/2011
Aircraft: BEECH G35, registration: N437D
Injuries: 3 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 arriving to land at a busy non-towered airport. He inadvertently forgot to extend the landing gear, partly because of the strong gusting headwind he experienced on final approach. His attention was directed toward making a smooth touchdown when he suddenly saw the propeller stop as it contacted the runway surface. After the airplane came to a stop, the pilot removed his electronic noise canceling headphones and he then heard the landing gear warning horn which was not wired into the audio interphone system. As a result of the impact sequence, there was substantial damage to the fuselage structure.

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

The pilot’s failure to extend the landing gear during the approach resulting in a gear-up landing.

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