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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 142270
Last updated: 27 August 2020
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Type:Silhouette image of generic M20T model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Mooney M20K
Registration: N262RW
C/n / msn: 25-0649
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Willmar Municipal Airport - KBDH, MN -   United States of America
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:Willmar, MN (BDH)
Destination airport:Willmar, MN (BDH)
Investigating agency: NTSB
The student pilot extended the downwind leg of the traffic pattern on his third solo landing to provide spacing for another airplane. He said that he forgot to lower the landing gear and inadvertently landed with the gear up. The airplane sustained substantial damage to the bottom cabin structure of the fuselage. The student pilot reported that the landing gear warning activated; however, he thought it was the stall warning. The student pilot stated that there were no mechanical malfunctions with the airplane.
Probable Cause: The pilot landed without lowering the landing gear.


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Revision history:

03-Feb-2012 16:47 Geno Added
21-Dec-2016 19:26 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
27-Nov-2017 17:52 ASN Update Bot Updated [Other fatalities, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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