Date & Time: Dec 28, 2013 at 1000 LT
Type of aircraft:
Piper PA-31-310 Navajo
Landing (descent or approach)
Puerto Montt - Port Raúl Marín Balmaceda
Crew on board:
Pax on board:
Captain / Total hours on type:
The pilot departed Puerto Montt at 0900LT on a positioning flight to Port Raúl Marín Balmaceda to pick up five passengers. On approach, the pilot decided to complete a loss pass to evaluate the landing conditions and the wind component. Shortly later, the aircraft landed on its belly and slid for few dozen metres before coming to rest in a grassy area. The pilot was uninjured and the aircraft was damaged beyond repair.
The pilot forgot to lower the landing gear prior to landing.