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Aviation Safety Reporting System
|Local Time Of Day||1201 To 1800|
|Locale Reference||atc facility : to4|
airport : t04
|Altitude||agl bound lower : 0|
agl bound upper : 0
|Controlling Facilities||tower : yyz|
|Operator||general aviation : personal|
|Make Model Name||Small Aircraft, Low Wing, 1 Eng, Retractable Gear|
|Flight Phase||landing other|
|Function||flight crew : single pilot|
|Qualification||pilot : private|
pilot : instrument
|Experience||flight time last 90 days : 10|
flight time total : 1050
flight time type : 435
|Anomaly||aircraft equipment problem : less severe|
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|
Landed aircraft with gear retracted. Landing gear switch was placed in down position. Circuit breaker opened, pilot failed to observe gear did not go down. This can be avoided by proper use of 'check list' prior to landing, by the pilot. This incident occurred while landing my aircraft at an airport other than my home base. While making an approach (VFR) to georgetown tx municipal airport, I placed the gear switch in the down position. I overlooked the 'C/B' for the landing gear had opened and continued to land damaging (minor damage) the aircraft. There was no damage to the runway and the company bidding to repair the aircraft said there is no structural damage to the aircraft. Callback conversation with reporter revealed following information. The reporter has asked to have the gear warning circuit checked while the aircraft is being repaired but has not received an answer he says he did not hear a gear warning but is not sure whether it sounded or not. All agree gear power and warning should be separate C/B.
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: GA SMA GEAR UP LNDG.
Narrative: LANDED ACFT WITH GEAR RETRACTED. LNDG GEAR SWITCH WAS PLACED IN DOWN POSITION. CIRCUIT BREAKER OPENED, PLT FAILED TO OBSERVE GEAR DID NOT GO DOWN. THIS CAN BE AVOIDED BY PROPER USE OF 'CHK LIST' PRIOR TO LNDG, BY THE PLT. THIS INCIDENT OCCURRED WHILE LNDG MY ACFT AT AN ARPT OTHER THAN MY HOME BASE. WHILE MAKING AN APCH (VFR) TO GEORGETOWN TX MUNICIPAL ARPT, I PLACED THE GEAR SWITCH IN THE DOWN POS. I OVERLOOKED THE 'C/B' FOR THE LNDG GEAR HAD OPENED AND CONTINUED TO LAND DAMAGING (MINOR DAMAGE) THE ACFT. THERE WAS NO DAMAGE TO THE RWY AND THE COMPANY BIDDING TO REPAIR THE ACFT SAID THERE IS NO STRUCTURAL DAMAGE TO THE ACFT. CALLBACK CONVERSATION WITH RPTR REVEALED FOLLOWING INFO. THE RPTR HAS ASKED TO HAVE THE GEAR WARNING CIRCUIT CHKED WHILE THE ACFT IS BEING REPAIRED BUT HAS NOT RECEIVED AN ANSWER HE SAYS HE DID NOT HEAR A GEAR WARNING BUT IS NOT SURE WHETHER IT SOUNDED OR NOT. ALL AGREE GEAR PWR AND WARNING SHOULD BE SEPARATE C/B.
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.