The National Transportation Safety Board did not travel to the scene of this accident.
Aviation Accident Preliminary Report - National Transportation Safety Board: http://app.ntsb.gov/pdf
FAA Flight Standards District Office: FAA Oakland FSDO-27
NTSB Identification: WPR17LA032
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Sunday, December 04, 2016 in Petaluma, CA
Aircraft: HOSKINS LONNIE F VELOCITY XL RG, registration: N84KJ
Injuries: 1 Serious.
This is preliminary information, subject to change, and may contain errors. Any errors in this report will be corrected when the final report has been completed. NTSB investigators may not have traveled in support of this investigation and used data provided by various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.
On December 4, 2016, about 1525 Pacific standard time, an experimental Velocity XL/RG, N84KJ, landed gear-up at Petaluma Municipal Airport (O69), Petaluma, California. The pilot, the sole occupant, sustained minor injuries; the airplane sustained substantial damage. The airplane was registered to and operated by the pilot under the provisions of Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed for the flight, and no flight plan was filed. The local flight originated from O69 at 1455.
The pilot reported that during the landing sequence, he extended the landing gear; however, the airplane impacted the runway surface with the landing gear in the gear-up position. Postaccident examination of the airplane by a Federal Aviation Administration inspector revealed that the landing gear handle was in the "up" position.
FAA Flight Standards District Office: FAA Lincoln FSDO-65
AIRCRAFT, EXPERIMENTAL VELOCITY XL RG, LANDED GEAR UP, GRANT, NEBRASKA.
Event Type: Incident
Highest Injury: None
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)