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Aviation Safety Reporting System
|Local Time Of Day||0601 To 1200|
|Locale Reference||airport : mco|
|Altitude||agl bound lower : 0|
agl bound upper : 0
|Make Model Name||Small Aircraft, High Wing, 1 Eng, Fixed Gear|
|Flight Phase||landing other|
|Function||instruction : instructor|
|Qualification||pilot : commercial|
pilot : instrument
pilot : cfi
|Experience||flight time last 90 days : 110|
flight time total : 1100
flight time type : 45
|Function||instruction : trainee|
|Qualification||pilot : student|
|Anomaly||aircraft equipment problem : critical|
other anomaly other
|Independent Detector||other flight crewa|
|Resolutory Action||none taken : detected after the fact|
|Consequence||faa : investigated|
|Air Traffic Incident||other|
A preliminary investigation indicates that the nose gear fork failed as a result of fatigue cracking. These cracks would have began underneath the paint and gone unnoticed at its last inspection. Callback conversation with reporter revealed following information. Reporter reluctant to give complete information. Would not specify location of incident or exact aircraft type. Indicated the FAA was doing a search of their records for any trend reference the fatigue failure. Aircraft was out of the annual inspection for about 6 months. Is in the process of being repaired. Speed at the time of failure was estimated to be 45 IAS. Aircraft was being used for training at the time of the incident and the student had been doing a good job. Aircraft primarily operated by the national guard.
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: NOSE GEAR FAILURE ON LNDG ROLLOUT.
Narrative: A PRELIMINARY INVESTIGATION INDICATES THAT THE NOSE GEAR FORK FAILED AS A RESULT OF FATIGUE CRACKING. THESE CRACKS WOULD HAVE BEGAN UNDERNEATH THE PAINT AND GONE UNNOTICED AT ITS LAST INSPECTION. CALLBACK CONVERSATION WITH RPTR REVEALED FOLLOWING INFO. RPTR RELUCTANT TO GIVE COMPLETE INFO. WOULD NOT SPECIFY LOCATION OF INCIDENT OR EXACT ACFT TYPE. INDICATED THE FAA WAS DOING A SEARCH OF THEIR RECORDS FOR ANY TREND REFERENCE THE FATIGUE FAILURE. ACFT WAS OUT OF THE ANNUAL INSPECTION FOR ABOUT 6 MONTHS. IS IN THE PROCESS OF BEING REPAIRED. SPD AT THE TIME OF FAILURE WAS ESTIMATED TO BE 45 IAS. ACFT WAS BEING USED FOR TRAINING AT THE TIME OF THE INCIDENT AND THE STUDENT HAD BEEN DOING A GOOD JOB. ACFT PRIMARILY OPERATED BY THE NATIONAL GUARD.
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.