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Aviation Safety Reporting System
|Local Time Of Day||0601 To 1200|
|Locale Reference||airport : x17|
|Altitude||agl bound lower : 0|
agl bound upper : 0
|Operator||general aviation : personal|
|Make Model Name||Small Aircraft, High Wing, 1 Eng, Retractable Gear|
|Flight Phase||landing other|
|Function||flight crew : single pilot|
|Qualification||pilot : private|
|Experience||flight time last 90 days : 100|
flight time total : 800
flight time type : 250
|Anomaly||aircraft equipment problem : critical|
|Independent Detector||other flight crewa|
|Resolutory Action||none taken : detected after the fact|
|Air Traffic Incident||other|
Nose gear collapsed on small aircraft while applying brakes and almost to a stop. Nose began to lower on nose gear doors, propeller struck runway about 2 revolutions while at full idle. Plane came to a stop. I discovered the nose gear actuator push rod had broken allowing nose wheel to collapse forward. Closer preflight inspection could have revealed problem, but not likely since actuator is hard to see from walk around. Maintenance will be performed and repairs made to ensure good order and to renew aircraft's annual inspection.
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: NOSE GEAR COLLAPSED ON GA SMA AT THE END OF LNDG ROLL.
Narrative: NOSE GEAR COLLAPSED ON SMA WHILE APPLYING BRAKES AND ALMOST TO A STOP. NOSE BEGAN TO LOWER ON NOSE GEAR DOORS, PROP STRUCK RWY ABOUT 2 REVOLUTIONS WHILE AT FULL IDLE. PLANE CAME TO A STOP. I DISCOVERED THE NOSE GEAR ACTUATOR PUSH ROD HAD BROKEN ALLOWING NOSE WHEEL TO COLLAPSE FORWARD. CLOSER PREFLT INSPECTION COULD HAVE REVEALED PROB, BUT NOT LIKELY SINCE ACTUATOR IS HARD TO SEE FROM WALK AROUND. MAINT WILL BE PERFORMED AND REPAIRS MADE TO ENSURE GOOD ORDER AND TO RENEW ACFT'S ANNUAL INSPECTION.
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.