Preliminary Accident Reports

March 2013 Issue

January 23, 2013, McKinney, Texas, Piper PA-24-250 Comanche 250

The airplane was substantially damaged at 1200 Central time during a gear-up landing following an electrical system failure. The airline transport-rated pilot and passenger were not injured. Visual conditions prevailed. While approaching the destination, the airplane suffered a complete electrical failure. The pilot and passenger attempted to identify the cause of the electrical failure without success. Without electrical power, the landing gear required manual extension.

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