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Aviation Safety Reporting System
|Local Time Of Day||1801 To 2400|
|Locale Reference||airport : aoh|
|Altitude||agl bound lower : 0|
agl bound upper : 0
|Operator||general aviation : personal|
|Make Model Name||Small Aircraft, Low Wing, 2 Eng, Retractable Gear|
|Flight Phase||landing other|
|Route In Use||enroute : direct|
|Function||flight crew : single pilot|
|Qualification||pilot : instrument|
pilot : commercial
|Experience||flight time last 90 days : 130|
flight time total : 1970
flight time type : 370
|Affiliation||government : faa|
|Function||controller : radar|
|Qualification||controller : radar|
|Anomaly||other anomaly other|
|Independent Detector||other flight crewa|
|Resolutory Action||none taken : unable|
|Air Traffic Incident||other|
After reaching my cruising altitude at bradford, I lost all electrical power and radio contact with chicago center. I felt it safest to continue to aoh since I had filed an IFR flight plan. With both engines working well, and 5 hours, 30 mins worth of fuel left, I continued at my cruising altitude using a flashlight to read the instruments. A normal approach was made into allen county. West/O power to see the gear light, I made an emergency gear extention. After feeling the landing gear touch the runway I reduced the power back to idle. After making my landing the plane rolled about 10-15', at which time the gear folded. This did an undetermined amount of damage to the aircraft. The 4 passenger and myself left the aircraft unharmed. Cle FSS was notified of the incident at this time and elected not to make a report. Callback conversation with reporter revealed the following: reporter states no problem was evident prior to landing. He had read the emergency gear procedures 3 times to make sure he did it correctly. FAA was indicating he had not extended gear at all until checking to find such minor damage and gear not in housing. It was clear gear had been extended. They have dropped any further investigation. ATC tracked him all through the flight.
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: ON AN IFR FLT PLAN, HAD TOTAL ELECTRICAL FAILURE. CONTINUED TO DESTINATION. GEAR COLLAPSED ON LNDG.
Narrative: AFTER REACHING MY CRUISING ALT AT BRADFORD, I LOST ALL ELECTRICAL PWR AND RADIO CONTACT WITH CHICAGO CENTER. I FELT IT SAFEST TO CONTINUE TO AOH SINCE I HAD FILED AN IFR FLT PLAN. WITH BOTH ENGS WORKING WELL, AND 5 HRS, 30 MINS WORTH OF FUEL LEFT, I CONTINUED AT MY CRUISING ALT USING A FLASHLIGHT TO READ THE INSTRUMENTS. A NORMAL APCH WAS MADE INTO ALLEN COUNTY. W/O PWR TO SEE THE GEAR LIGHT, I MADE AN EMER GEAR EXTENTION. AFTER FEELING THE LNDG GEAR TOUCH THE RWY I REDUCED THE PWR BACK TO IDLE. AFTER MAKING MY LNDG THE PLANE ROLLED ABOUT 10-15', AT WHICH TIME THE GEAR FOLDED. THIS DID AN UNDETERMINED AMOUNT OF DAMAGE TO THE ACFT. THE 4 PAX AND MYSELF LEFT THE ACFT UNHARMED. CLE FSS WAS NOTIFIED OF THE INCIDENT AT THIS TIME AND ELECTED NOT TO MAKE A RPT. CALLBACK CONVERSATION WITH RPTR REVEALED THE FOLLOWING: RPTR STATES NO PROB WAS EVIDENT PRIOR TO LNDG. HE HAD READ THE EMER GEAR PROCS 3 TIMES TO MAKE SURE HE DID IT CORRECTLY. FAA WAS INDICATING HE HAD NOT EXTENDED GEAR AT ALL UNTIL CHKING TO FIND SUCH MINOR DAMAGE AND GEAR NOT IN HOUSING. IT WAS CLEAR GEAR HAD BEEN EXTENDED. THEY HAVE DROPPED ANY FURTHER INVESTIGATION. ATC TRACKED HIM ALL THROUGH THE FLT.
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.