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Aviation Safety Reporting System
|Local Time Of Day||1201 To 1800|
|Locale Reference||airport : cxo|
|Altitude||agl bound lower : 0|
agl bound upper : 0
|Operator||general aviation : personal|
|Make Model Name||Small Transport, Low Wing, 2 Recip Eng|
|Flight Phase||landing other|
|Function||flight crew : single pilot|
|Qualification||pilot : private|
|Experience||flight time last 90 days : 40|
flight time total : 730
flight time type : 400
|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||Pilot Deviation|
On downwind for landing on runway 19 I put down 15 degrees of flaps and the gear handle. I thought I saw the green light, but the sun was shining into the cockpit creating a glare on the panel making the panel lights difficult to see. Thinking the gear was down I continued to fly the approach and the fact that the gear was not down was not noticed until the propellers of the aircraft struck the ground. The airplane was landing with full flaps. The main damage to the aircraft was the propellers and flaps with very little damage to the underside of the aircraft. It is my belief that something in the electrical system failed. There were no factors involved that would effect human performance.
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: GEAR UP LNDG DUE TO ELECTRICAL SYSTEM MALFUNCTION.
Narrative: ON DOWNWIND FOR LNDG ON RWY 19 I PUT DOWN 15 DEGS OF FLAPS AND THE GEAR HANDLE. I THOUGHT I SAW THE GREEN LIGHT, BUT THE SUN WAS SHINING INTO THE COCKPIT CREATING A GLARE ON THE PANEL MAKING THE PANEL LIGHTS DIFFICULT TO SEE. THINKING THE GEAR WAS DOWN I CONTINUED TO FLY THE APCH AND THE FACT THAT THE GEAR WAS NOT DOWN WAS NOT NOTICED UNTIL THE PROPS OF THE ACFT STRUCK THE GND. THE AIRPLANE WAS LNDG WITH FULL FLAPS. THE MAIN DAMAGE TO THE ACFT WAS THE PROPS AND FLAPS WITH VERY LITTLE DAMAGE TO THE UNDERSIDE OF THE ACFT. IT IS MY BELIEF THAT SOMETHING IN THE ELECTRICAL SYS FAILED. THERE WERE NO FACTORS INVOLVED THAT WOULD EFFECT HUMAN PERFORMANCE.
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.