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|Local Time Of Day||1201 To 1800|
|Locale Reference||airport : 21n|
|Altitude||agl bound lower : 0|
agl bound upper : 0
|Controlling Facilities||tower : atl|
|Operator||general aviation : personal|
|Make Model Name||Small Aircraft, Low Wing, 2 Eng, Retractable Gear|
|Flight Phase||landing other|
|Function||flight crew : single pilot|
|Qualification||pilot : instrument|
pilot : commercial
|Experience||flight time last 90 days : 70|
flight time total : 2700
flight time type : 5
|Function||instruction : instructor|
|Qualification||pilot : cfi|
pilot : commercial
pilot : instrument
|Anomaly||aircraft equipment problem : less severe|
non adherence : far
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|
The incident occurred at the end of a flight to mattituck with a senior pilot, cfii multi and single engine land, who was responsible for using the twin small aircraft X. Plan was to demonstrate the airplane to this reporter for possible sale and leave this reporter along with one passenger (wife) to pick up this reporter's small aircraft Y, repaired at mattituck, after which the other pilot was to continue to another destination. En route to 21N (mattituck) in VFR conditions, this reporter was at the controls and somewhat unfamiliar with location of airport due to the reduced visibility in haze. While descending slowly (200-300 FPM) was told to start dropping flaps, considering that the field was short and light crosswind. Was told by accompanying cfii pilot to add more flaps and slow more, power was reduced and full flaps applied, power pulled back completely at approximately 150 and made short landing with gear still in up position. Propellers damaged, light damage to skin, flaps. No injuries, fire or problems with extending gear after jacked up. This reporter feels primary cause was failure of both pilots to complete landing checklist. Pilot at controls was concentrating on directions given by senior pilot (who happened to be this reporter's first instrument, and multi-engine instrument) and failed to complete the landing checklist on his own. The senior pilot was apparently concentrating on procedures for approaching short strip on hot day and assumed this reporter would put down gear. A secondary, but contributing factor was the gear warning horn did not work until after contact with the ground.
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: GEAR UP LNDG FOR TWIN AT 21N.
Narrative: THE INCIDENT OCCURRED AT THE END OF A FLT TO MATTITUCK WITH A SENIOR PLT, CFII MULTI AND SINGLE ENG LAND, WHO WAS RESPONSIBLE FOR USING THE TWIN SMA X. PLAN WAS TO DEMONSTRATE THE AIRPLANE TO THIS RPTR FOR POSSIBLE SALE AND LEAVE THIS RPTR ALONG WITH ONE PAX (WIFE) TO PICK UP THIS RPTR'S SMA Y, REPAIRED AT MATTITUCK, AFTER WHICH THE OTHER PLT WAS TO CONTINUE TO ANOTHER DEST. ENRTE TO 21N (MATTITUCK) IN VFR CONDITIONS, THIS RPTR WAS AT THE CTLS AND SOMEWHAT UNFAMILIAR WITH LOCATION OF ARPT DUE TO THE REDUCED VISIBILITY IN HAZE. WHILE DSNDING SLOWLY (200-300 FPM) WAS TOLD TO START DROPPING FLAPS, CONSIDERING THAT THE FIELD WAS SHORT AND LIGHT XWIND. WAS TOLD BY ACCOMPANYING CFII PLT TO ADD MORE FLAPS AND SLOW MORE, PWR WAS REDUCED AND FULL FLAPS APPLIED, PWR PULLED BACK COMPLETELY AT APPROX 150 AND MADE SHORT LNDG WITH GEAR STILL IN UP POS. PROPS DAMAGED, LIGHT DAMAGE TO SKIN, FLAPS. NO INJURIES, FIRE OR PROBS WITH EXTENDING GEAR AFTER JACKED UP. THIS RPTR FEELS PRIMARY CAUSE WAS FAILURE OF BOTH PLTS TO COMPLETE LNDG CHKLIST. PLT AT CTLS WAS CONCENTRATING ON DIRECTIONS GIVEN BY SENIOR PLT (WHO HAPPENED TO BE THIS RPTR'S FIRST INSTR, AND MULTI-ENG INSTR) AND FAILED TO COMPLETE THE LNDG CHKLIST ON HIS OWN. THE SENIOR PLT WAS APPARENTLY CONCENTRATING ON PROCS FOR APCHING SHORT STRIP ON HOT DAY AND ASSUMED THIS RPTR WOULD PUT DOWN GEAR. A SECONDARY, BUT CONTRIBUTING FACTOR WAS THE GEAR WARNING HORN DID NOT WORK UNTIL AFTER CONTACT WITH THE GND.
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.