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N262RW accident description

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Crash location 45.116945°N, 95.129445°W
Nearest city Willmar, MN
45.098296°N, 95.075287°W
2.9 miles away
Tail number N262RW
Accident date 13 Jan 2012
Aircraft type Mooney Aircraft CORP. M20K
Additional details: None

NTSB Factual Report

The student pilot was performing his third solo landing. He extended the downwind leg of the traffic pattern to provide spacing for another airplane. The student pilot stated that he forgot to extend the landing gear and inadvertently landed 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.

NTSB Probable Cause

The pilot landed without lowering the landing gear.

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