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|Local Time Of Day||1201 To 1800|
|Locale Reference||airport : sna|
|Altitude||agl bound lower : 0|
agl bound upper : 0
|Controlling Facilities||tower : phl|
|Operator||general aviation : personal|
|Make Model Name||Small Transport, Low Wing, 2 Recip Eng|
|Flight Phase||landing other|
|Function||flight crew : single pilot|
|Qualification||pilot : commercial|
pilot : instrument
|Experience||flight time last 90 days : 62|
flight time total : 2847
flight time type : 2963
|Affiliation||government : faa|
|Function||controller : local|
|Qualification||controller : non radar|
|Anomaly||aircraft equipment problem : critical|
|Independent Detector||aircraft equipment other aircraft equipment : unspecified|
|Resolutory Action||none taken : unable|
|Air Traffic Incident||other|
During approach to landing, on attempt to extend landing gear, right main failed to lock, due to bolt which attaches push rod to gear mechanism shearing. Had no down light for right main gear. Landing was normal. Aircraft almost stopped. Pilot decided light switch or circuit was defective, then applied power to proceed to taxi area. Made right turn. Right main gear collapsed. Pilot should have stopped on runway, shut down and requested maintenance, but did not since maintenance not normally available on saturday afternoon, and perceived pressure to clear runway to allow airline traffic to land.
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: GA SMT RIGHT GEAR COLLAPSED AFTER LNDG AT SNA.
Narrative: DURING APCH TO LNDG, ON ATTEMPT TO EXTEND LNDG GEAR, RIGHT MAIN FAILED TO LOCK, DUE TO BOLT WHICH ATTACHES PUSH ROD TO GEAR MECHANISM SHEARING. HAD NO DOWN LIGHT FOR RIGHT MAIN GEAR. LNDG WAS NORMAL. ACFT ALMOST STOPPED. PLT DECIDED LIGHT SWITCH OR CIRCUIT WAS DEFECTIVE, THEN APPLIED PWR TO PROCEED TO TAXI AREA. MADE RIGHT TURN. RIGHT MAIN GEAR COLLAPSED. PLT SHOULD HAVE STOPPED ON RWY, SHUT DOWN AND REQUESTED MAINT, BUT DID NOT SINCE MAINT NOT NORMALLY AVAILABLE ON SATURDAY AFTERNOON, AND PERCEIVED PRESSURE TO CLR RWY TO ALLOW AIRLINE TFC TO LAND.
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.