WPR12CA240
WPR12CA240

The pilot, who intended to make a full-stop landing at the non-controlled destination airport, entered the traffic pattern on the downwind leg. He then continued on around the traffic pattern to his planned visual flight rules landing. Because he did not lower the landing gear before the airplane touched down, it landed gear-up, resulting in substantial damage to a fuselage bulkhead. Although the pilot had a checklist in his lap, he said he became distracted and did not reference it.

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