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|Local Time Of Day||1201 To 1800|
|Locale Reference||airport : vny|
|Altitude||agl bound lower : 0|
agl bound upper : 0
|Controlling Facilities||artcc : zoa|
|Operator||general aviation : instructional|
|Make Model Name||Small Aircraft, Low Wing, 1 Eng, Fixed Gear|
|Flight Phase||landing other|
|Function||flight crew : single pilot|
|Qualification||pilot : private|
pilot : instrument
|Experience||flight time last 90 days : 14|
flight time total : 481
flight time type : 45
|Affiliation||government : faa|
|Function||controller : local|
|Qualification||controller : non radar|
other anomaly other
|Independent Detector||aircraft equipment other aircraft equipment : unspecified|
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|
This was the second leg of a combined business and pleasure trip to fullerton airport from van nuys airport. A walk-around was completed prior to the departure from vny with no indication of anomalies. In addition, a WX briefing was received through hawthorne flight service. The first leg was completed IFR with a VOR-a approach to ful with no problems. The return flight was via a similar tower/tower IFR clearance to van nuys airport with ATC vectors to an ILS 16R approach to vny. The approach was normal, on GS, until touchdown as indicated by the instruments and the VASI lights. During the approach, the tower requested increased separation from a landing ahead. In order to comply with the tower, the aircraft was slowed by the application of full flaps and sufficient additional power to maintain GS. Speed 'over the fence' on final was 75 KIAS. Power was reduced to idle just before the aircraft touched down on the main wheels. The aircraft bounced once returning to the ground on the main wheels. When the nose came down, the wheel collapsed. On field FAA inspectors viewed the damaged aircraft, took pictures, and filed a report.
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: PVT PLT OF SMA ACFT COLLAPSED THE NOSE GEAR DURING LNDG.
Narrative: THIS WAS THE SECOND LEG OF A COMBINED BUSINESS AND PLEASURE TRIP TO FULLERTON ARPT FROM VAN NUYS ARPT. A WALK-AROUND WAS COMPLETED PRIOR TO THE DEP FROM VNY WITH NO INDICATION OF ANOMALIES. IN ADDITION, A WX BRIEFING WAS RECEIVED THROUGH HAWTHORNE FLT SVC. THE FIRST LEG WAS COMPLETED IFR WITH A VOR-A APCH TO FUL WITH NO PROBLEMS. THE RETURN FLT WAS VIA A SIMILAR TWR/TWR IFR CLRNC TO VAN NUYS ARPT WITH ATC VECTORS TO AN ILS 16R APCH TO VNY. THE APCH WAS NORMAL, ON GS, UNTIL TOUCHDOWN AS INDICATED BY THE INSTS AND THE VASI LIGHTS. DURING THE APCH, THE TWR REQUESTED INCREASED SEPARATION FROM A LNDG AHEAD. IN ORDER TO COMPLY WITH THE TWR, THE ACFT WAS SLOWED BY THE APPLICATION OF FULL FLAPS AND SUFFICIENT ADDITIONAL PWR TO MAINTAIN GS. SPD 'OVER THE FENCE' ON FINAL WAS 75 KIAS. PWR WAS REDUCED TO IDLE JUST BEFORE THE ACFT TOUCHED DOWN ON THE MAIN WHEELS. THE ACFT BOUNCED ONCE RETURNING TO THE GND ON THE MAIN WHEELS. WHEN THE NOSE CAME DOWN, THE WHEEL COLLAPSED. ON FIELD FAA INSPECTORS VIEWED THE DAMAGED ACFT, TOOK PICTURES, AND FILED A RPT.
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.