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NTSB Identification: GAA17CA425
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Tuesday, July 18, 2017 in Bowling Green, OH
Probable Cause Approval Date: 10/17/2017
Aircraft: PIPER PA28R, registration: N786BG
Injuries: 2 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 of the retractable-gear airplane reported that, during a simulated engine-out landing with a flight instructor, they forgot to extend the landing gear. Subsequently, the airplane landed with the gear retracted.
The airplane sustained substantial damage to the fuselage.
The pilot reported that there were no preaccident mechanical failures or malfunctions with the airplane that would have precluded normal operation.


The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident as follows:
  • The pilot’s and flight instructor’s failure to extend the landing gear.