|37000 Feet||Browse and search NASA's
Aviation Safety Reporting System
|Local Time Of Day||0601 To 1200|
|Locale Reference||airport : vtn|
|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||landing other|
|Affiliation||company : air taxi|
|Function||flight crew : single pilot|
|Qualification||pilot : commercial|
pilot : instrument
pilot : cfi
|Experience||flight time last 90 days : 100|
flight time total : 20000
flight time type : 800
|Affiliation||government : faa|
|Function||observation : company check pilot|
|Qualification||pilot : atp|
|Anomaly||aircraft equipment problem : critical|
non adherence : far
non adherence : published procedure
other anomaly other
|Independent Detector||other flight crewa|
|Resolutory Action||none taken : unable|
|Primary Problem||Flight Crew Human Performance|
|Air Traffic Incident||Pilot Deviation|
During FAA chkride, all airwork was accomplished returned to airport accomplished 1 takeoff and landing and returned for next landing. Examiner asked for simulated single engine no flap landing on 2800 ft runway. On base leg, examiner asked applicant what he would do to get gear down with left engine shut down, applicant demonstrated us of hand pump. Examiner instructed him to stow handle as engine was set at zero thrust it should pump gear down. The gear handle was put in the down position 1/4 mi from the end of the runway, no gear warning horn was heard or no warning lights were observed, applicant failed to check for 3 green down lights and the examiner failed to look for green lights also. Upon contact with the runway, the aircraft continued to settle until contact with runway was made with both propellers. Chain of events that simulation lead to distraction because of short runway and failure of warning horn and lights.
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: ATX PLT ON FAA CHKRIDE WITH SIMULATED ENG OUT, LANDS GEAR UP.
Narrative: DURING FAA CHKRIDE, ALL AIRWORK WAS ACCOMPLISHED RETURNED TO ARPT ACCOMPLISHED 1 TKOF AND LNDG AND RETURNED FOR NEXT LNDG. EXAMINER ASKED FOR SIMULATED SINGLE ENG NO FLAP LNDG ON 2800 FT RWY. ON BASE LEG, EXAMINER ASKED APPLICANT WHAT HE WOULD DO TO GET GEAR DOWN WITH L ENG SHUT DOWN, APPLICANT DEMONSTRATED US OF HAND PUMP. EXAMINER INSTRUCTED HIM TO STOW HANDLE AS ENG WAS SET AT ZERO THRUST IT SHOULD PUMP GEAR DOWN. THE GEAR HANDLE WAS PUT IN THE DOWN POS 1/4 MI FROM THE END OF THE RWY, NO GEAR WARNING HORN WAS HEARD OR NO WARNING LIGHTS WERE OBSERVED, APPLICANT FAILED TO CHK FOR 3 GREEN DOWN LIGHTS AND THE EXAMINER FAILED TO LOOK FOR GREEN LIGHTS ALSO. UPON CONTACT WITH THE RWY, THE ACFT CONTINUED TO SETTLE UNTIL CONTACT WITH RWY WAS MADE WITH BOTH PROPS. CHAIN OF EVENTS THAT SIMULATION LEAD TO DISTR BECAUSE OF SHORT RWY AND FAILURE OF WARNING HORN AND LIGHTS.
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.