Preliminary Accident Reports

July 2000 Issue

April 18, Decatur, Ill. / Beech Baron

At 19:48 CDT, a Beech 58 made a wheels-up landing at the Decatur Airport. The pilot was not injured. According to his written statement, he “reached for the gear handle but for some reason I must not have selected gear down.” The pilot said he did not notice the gear was not down until the airplane settled on its belly. No pre-accident mechanical problems were found....

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