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|Local Time Of Day||1201 To 1800|
|Locale Reference||airport : 3r5|
|Altitude||agl bound lower : 0|
agl bound upper : 0
|Operator||general aviation : instructional|
|Make Model Name||Small Aircraft, Low Wing, 2 Eng, Retractable Gear|
|Flight Phase||descent : approach|
|Route In Use||approach : circling|
|Function||oversight : pic|
|Qualification||pilot : commercial|
pilot : cfi
pilot : atp
pilot : instrument
|Experience||flight time last 90 days : 300|
flight time total : 2300
flight time type : 65
|Function||flight crew : single pilot|
instruction : trainee
|Qualification||pilot : private|
|Anomaly||aircraft equipment problem : critical|
other anomaly other
|Independent Detector||other flight crewa|
|Resolutory Action||none taken : unable|
|Consequence||faa : investigated|
|Primary Problem||Flight Crew Human Performance|
|Air Traffic Incident||other|
My student was doing an NDB approach to runway 22 at 3RS. We were simulating single engine approach and he lowered the landing gear when we were inbound and I saw the 3 green lights. He got to the NDB at around 1700' and then proceeded for a circling approach. During the turn to base he had problems keeping the airspeed and altitude, then I helped him to regain control and aligned the aircraft with the runway and lowered the flaps. We continued with the landing and found that we landed with the gear up. After the aircraft stopped, I put mixture, fuel selectors, ignition and battery off. I think that what happened is that I got too busy looking for other aircraft that were flying. Also, I did not realize that the student had put the gear up; it was not logical with the altitude that we had. I never heard the landing gear warning horn. I think that if the landing gear warning horn was working, I would have been able to prevent the incident.
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: CFI AND MULTI-ENGINE INS STUDENT MAKE A CIRCLING APCH TO 3R5 AND LAND THE ACFT GEAR UP. THE INSTRUCTOR WAS DISTRACTED BY WATCHING FOR TRAFFIC, AND DID NOT SEE THE STUDENT RAISE THE GEAR.
Narrative: MY STUDENT WAS DOING AN NDB APCH TO RWY 22 AT 3RS. WE WERE SIMULATING SINGLE ENG APCH AND HE LOWERED THE LNDG GEAR WHEN WE WERE INBND AND I SAW THE 3 GREEN LIGHTS. HE GOT TO THE NDB AT AROUND 1700' AND THEN PROCEEDED FOR A CIRCLING APCH. DURING THE TURN TO BASE HE HAD PROBS KEEPING THE AIRSPD AND ALT, THEN I HELPED HIM TO REGAIN CONTROL AND ALIGNED THE ACFT WITH THE RWY AND LOWERED THE FLAPS. WE CONTINUED WITH THE LNDG AND FOUND THAT WE LANDED WITH THE GEAR UP. AFTER THE ACFT STOPPED, I PUT MIXTURE, FUEL SELECTORS, IGNITION AND BATTERY OFF. I THINK THAT WHAT HAPPENED IS THAT I GOT TOO BUSY LOOKING FOR OTHER ACFT THAT WERE FLYING. ALSO, I DID NOT REALIZE THAT THE STUDENT HAD PUT THE GEAR UP; IT WAS NOT LOGICAL WITH THE ALT THAT WE HAD. I NEVER HEARD THE LNDG GEAR WARNING HORN. I THINK THAT IF THE LNDG GEAR WARNING HORN WAS WORKING, I WOULD HAVE BEEN ABLE TO PREVENT THE INCIDENT.
Data retrieved from NASA's ASRS site as of July 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.