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N5138P accident description

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Crash location 37.242500°N, 93.387777°W
Reported location is a long distance from the NTSB's reported nearest city. This often means that the location has a typo, or is incorrect.
Nearest city Springfield, MO
38.415298°N, 93.572710°W
81.7 miles away
Tail number N5138P
Accident date 24 Jun 2016
Aircraft type Piper Pa 24
Additional details: None

NTSB Factual Report

The pilot reported that he performed his pre-landing checklist and that the landing gear selector switch was in the down position. The pilot noted that there was a sun glare on the instrument panel during the landing. However, the airplane landed with the gear in the up and locked position, which resulted in substantial damage to the fuselage.

During the postaccident examination by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), the landing gear was cycled multiple times and no abnormalities were noted.

NTSB Probable Cause

The pilot's failure to ensure that the landing gear was in the down and locked position prior to touchdown.

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