On November 7, 2004, about 1300 eastern standard time, a Beech 58, N4545M, registered to Conley Bros, Inc., was landed gear-up at Aero Acres Airport, Fort Pierce, Florida. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed at the time and no flight plan was filed for the 14 CFR Part 91 personal flight from Okeechobee County Airport, Okeechobee, Florida, to the Aero Acres Airport, Fort Pierce, Florida. The airplane was substantially damaged and the private-rated pilot and one passenger were not injured. The flight originated about 1245, from the Okeechobee County Airport. Use your browsers 'back' function to return to synopsisReturn to Query Page
The pilot stated that on final approach to runway 9 with full flaps extended, during the flare he noticed the airplane was "low' and looked and noted he did not have three green lights indicating all gears were down and locked. He reached for the landing gear selector handle but at that time the airplane contacted the ground; he did not move the landing gear selector handle to the down position.