ATL04CA121
ATL04CA121

On May 23, 2004, at 0730 EDT, N6005H, a BE-24 Sierra registered to and operated by DeKalb MRI/CT VII Inc., made a gear-up landing and burst into flames at DeKalb Peachtree Airport (PDK), in Chamblee, Georgia. The aircraft sustained substantial damage. The personal flight was conducted under Title14 CFR Part 91with no flight plan filed. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed at the time of the accident. The private pilot was not injured. The flight originated at PDK airport in Chamblee, Georgia, at 0715 on May 23, 2004.

According to the pilot, the purpose of the flight was to practice full stop landings. The pilot accepted a closed traffic clearance for runway 2 left. The pilot reported normal takeoff, climb, and approach. After touchdown, the airplane skidded to the right side of the runway. A fire ensued and the pilot was able to exit the airplane without injury. The pilot stated that he simply forgot to extend the landing gear and confirm a three-green indication.

The pilot reported no mechanical problems with the airplane prior to the accident. Examination of the aircraft wreckage revealed extensive fire damage to the bottom right side of the engine cowling, melted windscreen and windscreen supports. The propeller was bent and the underbelly was scraped.

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