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N7576J accident description

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Crash location Unknown
Nearest city Saint Cloud, MN
45.530243°N, 94.212491°W
Tail number N7576J
Accident date 17 Apr 2001
Aircraft type Piper PA-28R-180
Additional details: None

NTSB Factual Report

On April 17, 2001, at 1650 central daylight time, a Piper PA-28R-180, piloted by a private pilot, was substantially damaged during a wheels-up landing on runway 31 (5,200 feet by 100 feet, asphalt), at the Saint Cloud Regional Airport, Saint Cloud, Minnesota. The personal flight was conducted under the provisions of 14 CFR Part 91 and was not on a flight plan. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed at the time of the accident. The pilot reported no injuries to himself or to his one passenger. The local flight originated at an undetermined time.

In a written statement the pilot stated that he, "...forgot to lower [the] wheels."

The "Before landing check list" from Section III of the Owners Handbook for the PA-28R-180 states:

1. Fuel - on proper tank

2. Electric fuel pump - ON

3. Mixture - set

4. Prop - set

5. Gear - DOWN & LOCKED (150 MPH MAX)

6. Flaps - set (125 MPH MAX)

NTSB Probable Cause

The inadvertent wheels-up landing by the pilot. A factor was the pilots failure to follow the before landing checklist.

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