Piper PA-28R-200-2, G-BCGS
During upper air exercises in the course of an instructional flight, the landing gear warning horn sounded several times and for long periods. Later in the flight, at the conclusion of a number of circuits, the aircraft owner (under tuition) executed a go-around from one runway, and re-positioned for an approach to the reciprocal. During the go-around, he raised the landing gear, but did not lower it again prior to landing. The aircraft landed on the underside of its fuselage, sustaining damage. The aircraft’s landing gear automatic extension system had been removed, and replaced with a landing gear warning system, in the week before the accident.
Published 10 December 2014