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Aviation Safety Reporting System
|Local Time Of Day||1201 To 1800|
|Locale Reference||airport : mgj|
|Altitude||agl bound lower : 0|
agl bound upper : 0
|Operator||general aviation : corporate|
|Make Model Name||Small Aircraft, Low Wing, 2 Eng, Retractable Gear|
|Flight Phase||landing other|
|Function||flight crew : single pilot|
|Qualification||pilot : atp|
|Experience||flight time last 90 days : 180|
flight time total : 11000
|Anomaly||other anomaly other|
|Independent Detector||other flight crewa|
|Primary Problem||Flight Crew Human Performance|
|Air Traffic Incident||Pilot Deviation|
I departed warwick, ny, VFR for montgomery, ny, to obtain fuel and have a battery serviced. WX was 3-5 mi visibility with light snow and flying distance was 10 mi. I had light turbulence so I slowed up with one notch of flaps and turned on navigation lights and recognition light. I climbed to 2000' and then descended into montgomery field. I did a prelndg checklist and with navigation lights on the gear lights do not show in daylight. The gear handle was bent to the right and down. I looked at the gear handle twice and thought it was down. Also it was the first time that I had flown this particular craft. As I flared the craft I knew the gear was up and the gear warning horn did not work. I applied power for the go around and settled enough to have a strike on the propeller tips. I did not have enough runway left to land on after gear extension. I went around the pattern again and landed. After landing and shut down the left propeller had barely been touched and the right propeller had a 1 1/2' curl. The propellers were removed, overhauled, crank dial checked, flange dye checked and aircraft serviced. The runway had scratch marks but no rocks removed or other damage. The runway was 3.
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: GA SMA STARTED LNDG FLARE WITH GEAR UP. PLT MADE GO AROUND BUT PROPELLERS HIT RWY AS ACFT SETTLED. GO AROUND COMPLETED.
Narrative: I DEPARTED WARWICK, NY, VFR FOR MONTGOMERY, NY, TO OBTAIN FUEL AND HAVE A BATTERY SERVICED. WX WAS 3-5 MI VISIBILITY WITH LIGHT SNOW AND FLYING DISTANCE WAS 10 MI. I HAD LIGHT TURB SO I SLOWED UP WITH ONE NOTCH OF FLAPS AND TURNED ON NAV LIGHTS AND RECOGNITION LIGHT. I CLBED TO 2000' AND THEN DSNDED INTO MONTGOMERY FIELD. I DID A PRELNDG CHKLIST AND WITH NAV LIGHTS ON THE GEAR LIGHTS DO NOT SHOW IN DAYLIGHT. THE GEAR HANDLE WAS BENT TO THE RIGHT AND DOWN. I LOOKED AT THE GEAR HANDLE TWICE AND THOUGHT IT WAS DOWN. ALSO IT WAS THE FIRST TIME THAT I HAD FLOWN THIS PARTICULAR CRAFT. AS I FLARED THE CRAFT I KNEW THE GEAR WAS UP AND THE GEAR WARNING HORN DID NOT WORK. I APPLIED PWR FOR THE GAR AND SETTLED ENOUGH TO HAVE A STRIKE ON THE PROP TIPS. I DID NOT HAVE ENOUGH RWY LEFT TO LAND ON AFTER GEAR EXTENSION. I WENT AROUND THE PATTERN AGAIN AND LANDED. AFTER LNDG AND SHUT DOWN THE LEFT PROP HAD BARELY BEEN TOUCHED AND THE RIGHT PROP HAD A 1 1/2' CURL. THE PROPS WERE REMOVED, OVERHAULED, CRANK DIAL CHKED, FLANGE DYE CHKED AND ACFT SERVICED. THE RWY HAD SCRATCH MARKS BUT NO ROCKS REMOVED OR OTHER DAMAGE. THE RWY WAS 3.
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.