Preliminary Accident Reports

December 2009 Issue

October 3, 2009, Whiteville, N.C., Piper PA-32R-300

At about 1930 Eastern time, the airplane was substantially damaged during a gear-up landing. The private pilot and passenger were not injured. Visual conditions prevailed. Earlier, the pilot reported a complete loss of electrical power, and that he was unable to lower the landing gear. Several attempts to lower the landing gear using the published emergency procedures also were unsuccessful.

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