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Aviation Safety Reporting System
|Local Time Of Day||1201 To 1800|
|Locale Reference||airport : ak61|
|Altitude||agl bound lower : 0|
agl bound upper : 0
|Make Model Name||Small Aircraft, High Wing, 1 Eng, Retractable Gear|
|Flight Phase||landing other|
|Route In Use||approach : svfr|
|Function||flight crew : single pilot|
|Qualification||pilot : instrument|
pilot : cfi
pilot : commercial
|Experience||flight time last 90 days : 177|
flight time total : 2300
flight time type : 44
|Anomaly||aircraft equipment problem : critical|
other spatial deviation
|Independent Detector||other flight crewa|
|Resolutory Action||none taken : insufficient time|
none taken : detected after the fact
|Primary Problem||Flight Crew Human Performance|
|Air Traffic Incident||Pilot Deviation|
I departed bethel under SVFR. Bethel ATIS reported wtl 500 ft and 10 mi. Reported 1000 ft and 10 mi. En route WX varied ragged 500-700 ft 2-10 mi. Passenger chose to situation in back seat right side. Takeoff and en route were uneventful. Upon reaching wtl, winds were out of the wnw about 15 KTS favoring 2. I entered left traffic and reduced power approximately 21 inches mp, selected 10 degrees flaps. After turning final I reduced power to approximately 15 inches mp, selected flaps 30 degrees and stabilized the approach. A gradual power reduction was initiated toward the end of the runway. Upon roundout in ground effect I noticed unusual settling. I realized I had not extended the gear. The aircraft already settling on to the runway there was no time to initiate a go around, thereby sliding to a stop straight ahead on centerline. After realizing what had taken place, I turned off all electrical switches and evacuate/evacuationed the passenger and myself from the aircraft. The use of the checklist is of utmost importance. This incident could have been avoided had it been used. In the case of fail-safe equipment (gear horn). The intensity and decibel level could be increased for other audible distrs. Perhaps an additional (lights) in the panel directly in front of pilot. Checklist usage cannot be compromised.
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: CHARTER PLT LANDS WITH GEAR RETRACTED.
Narrative: I DEPARTED BETHEL UNDER SVFR. BETHEL ATIS RPTED WTL 500 FT AND 10 MI. RPTED 1000 FT AND 10 MI. ENRTE WX VARIED RAGGED 500-700 FT 2-10 MI. PAX CHOSE TO SIT IN BACK SEAT R SIDE. TKOF AND ENRTE WERE UNEVENTFUL. UPON REACHING WTL, WINDS WERE OUT OF THE WNW ABOUT 15 KTS FAVORING 2. I ENTERED L TFC AND REDUCED PWR APPROX 21 INCHES MP, SELECTED 10 DEGS FLAPS. AFTER TURNING FINAL I REDUCED PWR TO APPROX 15 INCHES MP, SELECTED FLAPS 30 DEGS AND STABILIZED THE APCH. A GRADUAL PWR REDUCTION WAS INITIATED TOWARD THE END OF THE RWY. UPON ROUNDOUT IN GND EFFECT I NOTICED UNUSUAL SETTLING. I REALIZED I HAD NOT EXTENDED THE GEAR. THE ACFT ALREADY SETTLING ON TO THE RWY THERE WAS NO TIME TO INITIATE A GAR, THEREBY SLIDING TO A STOP STRAIGHT AHEAD ON CTRLINE. AFTER REALIZING WHAT HAD TAKEN PLACE, I TURNED OFF ALL ELECTRICAL SWITCHES AND EVACED THE PAX AND MYSELF FROM THE ACFT. THE USE OF THE CHKLIST IS OF UTMOST IMPORTANCE. THIS INCIDENT COULD HAVE BEEN AVOIDED HAD IT BEEN USED. IN THE CASE OF FAIL-SAFE EQUIP (GEAR HORN). THE INTENSITY AND DECIBEL LEVEL COULD BE INCREASED FOR OTHER AUDIBLE DISTRS. PERHAPS AN ADDITIONAL (LIGHTS) IN THE PANEL DIRECTLY IN FRONT OF PLT. CHKLIST USAGE CANNOT BE COMPROMISED.
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.