Preliminary Accident Reports

May 2010 Issue

March 10, 2010, Marfa, Texas, Beech A35 Bonanza

During the landing flare, the pilot realized the landing gear had not been extended when the "step" contacted the runway. He initiated a go-around; however, the airplane did not climb as expected. The pilot attempt to land on a different runway and extended the landing gear but the airplane descended rapidly and impacted terrain. The left main and nose landing gears collapsed.

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