The Mooney M20TN pilot reported that during the sixth and final landing of the day, he was aware of another airplane in the landing pattern at the airport in Yakima, Wash., that disrupted his routine.
He did a mental checklist, and thought that the landing gear was down, however it was not.
The airplane subsequently landed with the landing gear retracted, which resulted in substantial damage to the fuselage.
The NTSB determined the probable cause as the pilot’s failure to configure the landing gear for landing.
NTSB Identification: WPR14CA287
This June 2014 accident report is provided by the National Transportation Safety Board. Published as an educational tool, it is intended to help pilots learn from the misfortunes of others.