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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 231251
Last updated: 8 December 2019
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Type:Silhouette image of generic DA42 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Diamond DA 42 NG
Owner/operator:Phoenix East Aviation
Registration: N805PA
C/n / msn: 42.321
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Palatka, FL -   United States of America
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:Daytona Beach, FL (DAB)
Destination airport:Palatka, FL (28J)
Investigating agency: NTSB
The flight instructor in the retractable, landing gear-equipped airplane reported that the pilot receiving instruction was on the controls and that he told the instructor that he was feeling some motion sickness due to light turbulence in the pattern; the pilot corroborated the instructor’s statement and stated that he was also fatigued. The instructor reported that, during their discussion, they became distracted and did not configure the airplane for landing; the pilot reported that they did not complete the landing checklist. Subsequently, the airplane landed with the landing gear retracted.
The airplane sustained substantial damage to both engine gear boxes.
The instructor reported that there were no preaccident mechanical failures or malfunctions with the airplane that would have precluded normal operation.

Probable Cause: The pilot receiving instruction's failure to extend the landing gear and the flight instructor's failure to verify that the landing gear was extended due to distraction, which resulted in a gear-up landing.



Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 5 months
Download report: Final report

Revision history:

08-Dec-2019 18:49 ASN Update Bot Added

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