Preliminary Accident Reports

May 2009 Issue

March 16, 2009, Taos, N.M., Beech D35 Bonanza

The student pilot was landing at the non-towered airport after a cross-country flight when he made a "short approach," did not use any flaps and used an approach speed about 30 knots faster than normal. The student pilot said he didnít use his normal checklist procedure and that everything seemed to be going "too fast" when the airplane landed on the asphalt runway with the landing gear retracted.

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