1969 BEECH A-36 BONANZA, IO-520BA WITH ONLY 178 SMOH, GEAR UP ON GRASS, LITE DAMAGE, CHEAP !! THE A-36 IS THE BEST ALL AROUND AIRPLANE OF THE BONANZA LINE. 10″ STRETCH IN FUSELAGE OVER THE V-TAIL OR DEBONAIR STRAIGHT TAILS, ADDS A DOUBLE BARN DOOR FOR ACCESS TO THE LARGE REAR CABIN, AND SPACE FOR 6 SEATS (ONLY 4 INSTALLED IN THIS AIRPLANE) THE STRAIGHT TAIL GIVES DOCILE AND PREDICTABLE HANDLING WITHOUT TAIL WAG, AND THE STABILITY IN THE AIR IS LEGENDARY !1 THIS AIRPLANE SUFFERED DAMAGE WHEN IT LANDED GEAR UP, OFF AIRPORT, IN A MUDDY FIELD,  AFTER A SUSPECTED FUEL EXHAUSTION THE COOL THING IS HOW LITTLE DAMAGE WAS SUSTAINED TO THE BELLY AS A RESULT OF THE LANDING SURFACE !! IT IS ALMOST LIKE THE AIRPLANE LANDED ON PROTECTIVE FOAM !1 THE NOSE GEAR DOORS SUSTAINED DAMAGE, BUT THE AREA AROUND THE DOORS IS NOT GROUND DOWN LIKE THE AVERAGE GEAR UP !!

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