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Aviation Safety Reporting System
|Local Time Of Day||0601 To 1200|
|Locale Reference||airport : sgu|
|Altitude||agl bound lower : 0|
agl bound upper : 0
|Operator||general aviation : personal|
|Make Model Name||Small Aircraft, High Wing, 1 Eng, Fixed Gear|
|Flight Phase||landing other|
|Function||oversight : pic|
|Qualification||pilot : cfi|
pilot : commercial
pilot : atp
pilot : flight engineer
pilot : instrument
|Experience||flight time last 90 days : 100|
flight time total : 14000
flight time type : 200
|Anomaly||aircraft equipment problem : critical|
other anomaly other
|Independent Detector||other flight crewa|
|Resolutory Action||none taken : unable|
|Primary Problem||Flight Crew Human Performance|
|Air Traffic Incident||other|
Uneventful approach and T/D. Immediately on T/D, aircraft veered sharply left. Applied full right rudder with no effect. Off runway excursion imminent so applied full differential braking. Just prior to stopping, left landing gear collapsed. Injuries, none. Property damage, none. Aircraft damage, collapsed left landing gear and slight damage to propeller. Discovered that right side tailwheel control spring was not connected to steerable tailwheel. Left side spring was connected. Aircraft incident, not accident according to far's. Aircraft was pushed backwards at last refueling airport (wells, nv), then pwred out of its tiedown spot. Suspect tailwheel spring became disconnected at that time.
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: GA TAIL DRAGGER GND LOOP COLLAPSING GEAR AND DAMAGING PROPELLER.
Narrative: UNEVENTFUL APCH AND T/D. IMMEDIATELY ON T/D, ACFT VEERED SHARPLY L. APPLIED FULL R RUDDER WITH NO EFFECT. OFF RWY EXCURSION IMMINENT SO APPLIED FULL DIFFERENTIAL BRAKING. JUST PRIOR TO STOPPING, L LNDG GEAR COLLAPSED. INJURIES, NONE. PROPERTY DAMAGE, NONE. ACFT DAMAGE, COLLAPSED L LNDG GEAR AND SLIGHT DAMAGE TO PROP. DISCOVERED THAT R SIDE TAILWHEEL CONTROL SPRING WAS NOT CONNECTED TO STEERABLE TAILWHEEL. L SIDE SPRING WAS CONNECTED. ACFT INCIDENT, NOT ACCIDENT ACCORDING TO FAR'S. ACFT WAS PUSHED BACKWARDS AT LAST REFUELING ARPT (WELLS, NV), THEN PWRED OUT OF ITS TIEDOWN SPOT. SUSPECT TAILWHEEL SPRING BECAME DISCONNECTED AT THAT TIME.
Data retrieved from NASA's ASRS site as of August 2007 and automatically converted to unabbreviated mixed upper/lowercase text. This report is for informational purposes with no guarantee of accuracy. See NASA's ASRS site for official report.