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Aviation Safety Reporting System
|Local Time Of Day||1201 To 1800|
|Locale Reference||airport : gbr|
|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 : instrument|
pilot : cfi
pilot : commercial
|Experience||flight time last 90 days : 30|
flight time total : 2300
flight time type : 263
|Anomaly||non adherence : published procedure|
other anomaly other
|Independent Detector||other flight crewa|
|Resolutory Action||none taken : detected after the fact|
|Primary Problem||Flight Crew Human Performance|
|Air Traffic Incident||Pilot Deviation|
I was on an IFR flight plan to gbr in 2/89. As I was inbound on the ADF of an approach I received an airport advisory from unicom. I was advised of traffic in the pattern and clear ice on the runway. I overflew the airport and watched a single engine land. I returned to the airport, entered left downwind for R29, completed my checklist and failed to put the gear down. I turned base and final. At this point I again normally check my propellers and gear. Instead, I allowed myself to be preoccupied by the ice on the 2600' runway and carried power while trying to maintain 105 on the airspeed. As a result of a higher than normal power setting during landing I did not receive a gear up warning horn. The aircraft settled to the runway, the gear warning horn came on as I pulled power back. The aircraft slid along the centerline for approximately 1500' due to ice. I felt that it was going to continue to slide off the end of the runway. I placed the gear handle in the down position hoping to produce more drag. This may or may not have helped. The aircraft dame to rest approximately 200' from the end of 29. There was no structural damage to the aircraft.
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: SMT LANDS GEAR UP.
Narrative: I WAS ON AN IFR FLT PLAN TO GBR IN 2/89. AS I WAS INBND ON THE ADF OF AN APCH I RECEIVED AN ARPT ADVISORY FROM UNICOM. I WAS ADVISED OF TFC IN THE PATTERN AND CLEAR ICE ON THE RWY. I OVERFLEW THE ARPT AND WATCHED A SINGLE ENG LAND. I RETURNED TO THE ARPT, ENTERED LEFT DOWNWIND FOR R29, COMPLETED MY CHKLIST AND FAILED TO PUT THE GEAR DOWN. I TURNED BASE AND FINAL. AT THIS POINT I AGAIN NORMALLY CHK MY PROPS AND GEAR. INSTEAD, I ALLOWED MYSELF TO BE PREOCCUPIED BY THE ICE ON THE 2600' RWY AND CARRIED PWR WHILE TRYING TO MAINTAIN 105 ON THE AIRSPD. AS A RESULT OF A HIGHER THAN NORMAL PWR SETTING DURING LNDG I DID NOT RECEIVE A GEAR UP WARNING HORN. THE ACFT SETTLED TO THE RWY, THE GEAR WARNING HORN CAME ON AS I PULLED PWR BACK. THE ACFT SLID ALONG THE CENTERLINE FOR APPROX 1500' DUE TO ICE. I FELT THAT IT WAS GOING TO CONTINUE TO SLIDE OFF THE END OF THE RWY. I PLACED THE GEAR HANDLE IN THE DOWN POS HOPING TO PRODUCE MORE DRAG. THIS MAY OR MAY NOT HAVE HELPED. THE ACFT DAME TO REST APPROX 200' FROM THE END OF 29. THERE WAS NO STRUCTURAL DAMAGE TO THE ACFT.
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.