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|Local Time Of Day||1801 To 2400|
|Locale Reference||airport : dsm|
|Altitude||agl bound lower : 0|
agl bound upper : 0
|Operator||common carrier : air taxi|
|Make Model Name||Small Transport, Low Wing, 2 Recip Eng|
|Flight Phase||descent : approach|
|Affiliation||company : air taxi|
|Function||flight crew : single pilot|
|Qualification||pilot : cfi|
pilot : commercial
pilot : instrument
|Experience||flight time last 90 days : 240|
flight time total : 5100
flight time type : 1500
|Anomaly||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|
Outside the OM, the gear horn sounded when the flaps were moved to the 'approach' detent (this is normal). At the OM, the gear lever was moved to the gear 'down' position and the gear horn was then silent. Final approach was uneventful. Airspeed was normal. The aircraft was at normal power settings as observed by the instruments and gauges. Prior to touchdown, something seemed wrong with the flare attitude of the aircraft. Power was added at about the time the aircraft made contact with the runway. The aircraft did not have a mirror on the left engine cowling to visually check the gear extension. I am not qualified to comment on what mechanical defect(south) the aircraft may have experienced and I am leaving that to the experts to determine during their investigation.
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: ATX SMT GEAR UP LNDG AT DSM.
Narrative: OUTSIDE THE OM, THE GEAR HORN SOUNDED WHEN THE FLAPS WERE MOVED TO THE 'APCH' DETENT (THIS IS NORMAL). AT THE OM, THE GEAR LEVER WAS MOVED TO THE GEAR 'DOWN' POS AND THE GEAR HORN WAS THEN SILENT. FINAL APCH WAS UNEVENTFUL. AIRSPD WAS NORMAL. THE ACFT WAS AT NORMAL PWR SETTINGS AS OBSERVED BY THE INSTS AND GAUGES. PRIOR TO TOUCHDOWN, SOMETHING SEEMED WRONG WITH THE FLARE ATTITUDE OF THE ACFT. PWR WAS ADDED AT ABOUT THE TIME THE ACFT MADE CONTACT WITH THE RWY. THE ACFT DID NOT HAVE A MIRROR ON THE L ENG COWLING TO VISUALLY CHK THE GEAR EXTENSION. I AM NOT QUALIFIED TO COMMENT ON WHAT MECHANICAL DEFECT(S) THE ACFT MAY HAVE EXPERIENCED AND I AM LEAVING THAT TO THE EXPERTS TO DETERMINE DURING THEIR INVESTIGATION.
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.