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N9114K accident description

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Crash location 44.312778°N, 83.422223°W
Nearest city East Tawas, MI
44.279461°N, 83.490252°W
4.1 miles away
Tail number N9114K
Accident date 13 Aug 2008
Aircraft type Piper PA-34-200T
Additional details: None

NTSB Factual Report

As the flight neared the intended destination airport, the pilot entered the traffic pattern for runway 26. The approach was normal; however, the landing gear was not extended prior to touchdown and the airplane inadvertently landed gear up. Damage to the airplane included external structural formers on the bottom of the fuselage. The pilot noted that he had failed to lower the landing gear during the before-landing checklist. There were no failures or malfunctions associated with the airplane prior to the accident, according to the pilot.

NTSB Probable Cause

The pilot's failure to lower the landing gear prior to touchdown.

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