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|Local Time Of Day||0601 To 1200|
|Locale Reference||airport : hot|
|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||descent : approach|
|Function||flight crew : single pilot|
|Qualification||pilot : instrument|
pilot : commercial
|Experience||flight time last 90 days : 50|
flight time total : 1000
flight time type : 500
|Function||instruction : instructor|
|Qualification||pilot : cfi|
pilot : instrument
pilot : commercial
|Anomaly||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|
Departed hot to make several touch and go lndgs in final preparation for CFI rating. Flight instrument occupied left seat. Throw over yoke in small aircraft was on right side. Climbed to pattern altitude, entered downwind leg for short field, crosswind, spot landing on runway 5. On downwind leg at point where normally do prelndg checklist instrument asked question. We continued to discuss various aspects of procedure to T/D. Prelndg check never entered my mind again until T/D. Damaged flaps, belly skin from nose gear doors approximately 3 1/2' back and bent back both propeller ends. Throttle was closed, engine idling and airspeed just at stall speed at T/D. Airplane slid straight 400'. Causes: I was relaxed with high time competent instrument in left seat. Instrument was relaxed with me with over 500 hours in the airplane. The gear warning horn either did not sound or couldn't be heard with headsets and intercom. Perhaps should be wired through radio. The throw over control arm blocks gear switch and lights. Primary cause: distraction of conversation, albeit necessary for instruction.
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: ACFT MADE GEAR UP LNDG.
Narrative: DEPARTED HOT TO MAKE SEVERAL TOUCH AND GO LNDGS IN FINAL PREPARATION FOR CFI RATING. FLT INSTR OCCUPIED LEFT SEAT. THROW OVER YOKE IN SMA WAS ON RIGHT SIDE. CLBED TO PATTERN ALT, ENTERED DOWNWIND LEG FOR SHORT FIELD, XWIND, SPOT LNDG ON RWY 5. ON DOWNWIND LEG AT POINT WHERE NORMALLY DO PRELNDG CHKLIST INSTR ASKED QUESTION. WE CONTINUED TO DISCUSS VARIOUS ASPECTS OF PROC TO T/D. PRELNDG CHK NEVER ENTERED MY MIND AGAIN UNTIL T/D. DAMAGED FLAPS, BELLY SKIN FROM NOSE GEAR DOORS APPROX 3 1/2' BACK AND BENT BACK BOTH PROP ENDS. THROTTLE WAS CLOSED, ENG IDLING AND AIRSPD JUST AT STALL SPD AT T/D. AIRPLANE SLID STRAIGHT 400'. CAUSES: I WAS RELAXED WITH HIGH TIME COMPETENT INSTR IN LEFT SEAT. INSTR WAS RELAXED WITH ME WITH OVER 500 HRS IN THE AIRPLANE. THE GEAR WARNING HORN EITHER DID NOT SOUND OR COULDN'T BE HEARD WITH HEADSETS AND INTERCOM. PERHAPS SHOULD BE WIRED THROUGH RADIO. THE THROW OVER CTL ARM BLOCKS GEAR SWITCH AND LIGHTS. PRIMARY CAUSE: DISTR OF CONVERSATION, ALBEIT NECESSARY FOR INSTRUCTION.
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.