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Aviation Safety Reporting System
|Local Time Of Day||0601 To 1200|
|Locale Reference||airport : 3la6|
|Altitude||agl bound lower : 0|
agl bound upper : 0
|Controlling Facilities||artcc : zse|
|Operator||general aviation : corporate|
|Make Model Name||Small Aircraft, High Wing, 1 Eng, Retractable Gear|
|Flight Phase||ground other : taxi|
|Function||flight crew : single pilot|
|Qualification||pilot : private|
|Experience||flight time total : 260|
|Anomaly||other anomaly other|
|Independent Detector||other other : unspecified cockpit|
|Resolutory Action||none taken : detected after the fact|
|Air Traffic Incident||other|
Xx crop service is the place where the incident took place. I made a single pass over the airstrip to check runway conditions at 100'. An approach was established to the grass strip from the south and the winds were calm. On the north end of the runway was 75' power lines. The touchdown was smooth and gentle. The runway was then noticed to have about 14 inches of grass with wet spots underlying the grass. Shortly after the roll down was complete taxiing to the end of the strip. The nose gear broke off at the fork. This caused the aircraft to whip to the left and lift to the right, touching the right wing tip and bending the propeller.
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: NOSE GEAR OF SMA ACFT FAILED DURING TAXI IN AT PRIVATE CROP DUSTING STRIP.
Narrative: XX CROP SERVICE IS THE PLACE WHERE THE INCIDENT TOOK PLACE. I MADE A SINGLE PASS OVER THE AIRSTRIP TO CHECK RWY CONDITIONS AT 100'. AN APCH WAS ESTABLISHED TO THE GRASS STRIP FROM THE SOUTH AND THE WINDS WERE CALM. ON THE NORTH END OF THE RWY WAS 75' POWER LINES. THE TOUCHDOWN WAS SMOOTH AND GENTLE. THE RWY WAS THEN NOTICED TO HAVE ABOUT 14 INCHES OF GRASS WITH WET SPOTS UNDERLYING THE GRASS. SHORTLY AFTER THE ROLL DOWN WAS COMPLETE TAXIING TO THE END OF THE STRIP. THE NOSE GEAR BROKE OFF AT THE FORK. THIS CAUSED THE ACFT TO WHIP TO THE LEFT AND LIFT TO THE RIGHT, TOUCHING THE RIGHT WING TIP AND BENDING THE PROP.
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.