CHI99LA315
CHI99LA315

On August 30, 1999, at 1145 central daylight time, a Piper PA-24-180, N6606P, piloted by a private pilot sustained substantial damage during a gear up landing on runway 27R (3,599 feet by 75 feet, dry/asphalt) at the Flying Cloud Airport, Eden Prairie, Minnesota. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed at the time of the accident. The personal flight was conducted under the provisions of 14 CFR Part 91 and was on a visual flight rules (VFR) flight plan. The pilot, who was the sole occupant, reported no injuries. The flight originated from the Fond Du Lac County Airport, Fond Du Lac, Wisconsin, about 1000 and was en route to the Flying Cloud Airport.

In a written statement, the pilot said that he "forgot to put the gear down."

At a postaccident examination, the airplane landing gear extended under its own power while the aircraft was supported on jacks.

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