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Aviation Safety Reporting System
|Local Time Of Day||0001 To 0600|
|Locale Reference||airport : osh|
|Altitude||agl bound lower : 0|
agl bound upper : 0
|Operator||general aviation : instructional|
|Make Model Name||Small Aircraft, High Wing, 1 Eng, Retractable Gear|
|Flight Phase||descent : approach|
|Function||flight crew : single pilot|
|Qualification||pilot : private|
pilot : instrument
|Experience||flight time last 90 days : 65|
flight time total : 185
flight time type : 3
|Function||observation : passenger|
|Qualification||other other : other|
|Anomaly||aircraft equipment problem : critical|
conflict : ground critical
non adherence : published procedure
other anomaly other
|Independent Detector||other flight crewa|
|Resolutory Action||none taken : detected after the fact|
|Consequence||faa : investigated|
|Primary Problem||Flight Crew Human Performance|
|Air Traffic Incident||Pilot Deviation|
I was en route from den to osh via rapid city, sd with entering minneapolis TCA I had electrical failure. I couldn't effect repairs, so it was suggested that I rent another aircraft to complete the trip. Ok, fine, but the only aircraft available was an small aircraft retractable gear which I'm not rated for at the time--but was going to be checked out for complex aircraft the following week. I was completely honest about my hours and experience. The instrument said we could do an abbreviated check ride to get me on my way. 'Dumb'--but that is hindsight. I departed airlake airport, lakeville, mn, at near XA30 approximately for a 2 hour flight to osh. I was cleared by ZAU from flight following for a visual approach into osh (tower closed) early am:30. I called for traffic--none. I started my approach checklist--gas, undercarriage, mixture, propellers, seatbelts--ok, fine, so I thought my problem was that I'd been trained since day 1 that gumps is important, which it is--but the whole time you skip the ump part for fix gear aircraft. You say it, but you have nothing to touch. To compound the problem, the gear warning did not activate--even at idle. My passenger testified to the FAA that he heard nothing--except when I was gone to call FAA and FSS to shut that runway down, the gear warning came on and stayed on till the battery discharged from lighting and horn use. At this time it has not been inspected, but will be soon.
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: GEAR UP LNDG.
Narrative: I WAS ENRTE FROM DEN TO OSH VIA RAPID CITY, SD WITH ENTERING MINNEAPOLIS TCA I HAD ELECTRICAL FAILURE. I COULDN'T EFFECT REPAIRS, SO IT WAS SUGGESTED THAT I RENT ANOTHER ACFT TO COMPLETE THE TRIP. OK, FINE, BUT THE ONLY ACFT AVAILABLE WAS AN SMA RETRACTABLE GEAR WHICH I'M NOT RATED FOR AT THE TIME--BUT WAS GOING TO BE CHKED OUT FOR COMPLEX ACFT THE FOLLOWING WK. I WAS COMPLETELY HONEST ABOUT MY HRS AND EXPERIENCE. THE INSTR SAID WE COULD DO AN ABBREVIATED CHK RIDE TO GET ME ON MY WAY. 'DUMB'--BUT THAT IS HINDSIGHT. I DEPARTED AIRLAKE ARPT, LAKEVILLE, MN, AT NEAR XA30 APPROX FOR A 2 HR FLT TO OSH. I WAS CLRED BY ZAU FROM FLT FOLLOWING FOR A VISUAL APCH INTO OSH (TWR CLOSED) EARLY AM:30. I CALLED FOR TFC--NONE. I STARTED MY APCH CHKLIST--GAS, UNDERCARRIAGE, MIXTURE, PROPS, SEATBELTS--OK, FINE, SO I THOUGHT MY PROB WAS THAT I'D BEEN TRAINED SINCE DAY 1 THAT GUMPS IS IMPORTANT, WHICH IT IS--BUT THE WHOLE TIME YOU SKIP THE UMP PART FOR FIX GEAR ACFT. YOU SAY IT, BUT YOU HAVE NOTHING TO TOUCH. TO COMPOUND THE PROB, THE GEAR WARNING DID NOT ACTIVATE--EVEN AT IDLE. MY PAX TESTIFIED TO THE FAA THAT HE HEARD NOTHING--EXCEPT WHEN I WAS GONE TO CALL FAA AND FSS TO SHUT THAT RWY DOWN, THE GEAR WARNING CAME ON AND STAYED ON TILL THE BATTERY DISCHARGED FROM LIGHTING AND HORN USE. AT THIS TIME IT HAS NOT BEEN INSPECTED, BUT WILL BE SOON.
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.