Accident Piper PA-44-180 Seminole N291ND,
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 293094
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Date:Wednesday 7 September 2005
Time:15:30 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic PA44 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Piper PA-44-180 Seminole
Owner/operator:University Of North Dakota
Registration: N291ND
MSN: 446022
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Fertile, Minnesota -   United States of America
Phase: Unknown
Departure airport:Grand Forks Airport, ND (GFK/KGFK)
Destination airport:Fertile, MN (D14)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
The airplane landed with the landing gear retracted during an instructional flight. The flight instructor reported that they were working on single-engine approaches and landings when the accident occurred. The flight instructor stated that a "midfield check was done and said, but was not verified." The flight instructor reported that "since we had heard the gear warning horn for so long during the airwork, I no longer noticed anymore." The flight instructor stated that they "did not do our final landing check" and that the airplane landed with "the gear in the up position."

Probable Cause: The flightcrew's failure to extend the landing gear prior to touchdown, and the flight instructor's inadequate supervision of the flight.



Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Report number: 
Status: Investigation completed
Download report: Final report

Revision history:

09-Oct-2022 15:56 ASN Update Bot Added
17-Nov-2022 19:44 Ron Averes Updated [Aircraft type, Narrative]

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