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Aviation Safety Reporting System
|Local Time Of Day||1201 To 1800|
|Locale Reference||airport : d92|
|Altitude||agl bound lower : 0|
agl bound upper : 0
|Operator||general aviation : instructional|
|Make Model Name||Small Aircraft, Low Wing, 2 Eng, Retractable Gear|
|Flight Phase||landing other|
|Function||flight crew : single pilot|
instruction : trainee
|Qualification||pilot : commercial|
pilot : instrument
|Experience||flight time last 90 days : 15|
flight time total : 370
flight time type : 30
|Function||instruction : instructor|
oversight : pic
|Qualification||pilot : cfi|
pilot : instrument
pilot : commercial
|Anomaly||aircraft equipment problem : less severe|
conflict : nmac
other spatial deviation
other spatial deviation
|Independent Detector||other flight crewa|
|Resolutory Action||none taken : unable|
|Air Traffic Incident||Pilot Deviation|
On jun/xx/93 at approximately XY40 pm local time, I arrived at grand aire in monroe, mi, for the purpose of receiving flight instruction in an small aircraft twin. A cfiime, had met us at the airplane and after I had completed my normal preflight inspection we discussed what would be covered during the lesson. The lesson would start with a couple of normal takeoffs and lndgs then we would cover simulated engine failure procedures. The first 2 normal lndgs were touch-and-go's and were completed without incident. The third landing was with a simulated engine failure and was completed to a full stop without incident. The fourth and fifth lndgs were also simulating an engine failure, however, these would be touch- and-go's. The fourth landing was also completed without incident. During the fifth approach and landing the wheels touched down within the touchdown zone on the runway and there was nothing unusual noted. However, while the aircraft was rolling down the runway, still decelerating, at approximately 60 mph and 300-500 ft beyond the touchdown point, I noticed what felt like the left main wheel had run over a pothole. A split second after this the left side of the aircraft dropped sharply and struck the ground. Approximately 1 second later the nose and right side collapsed as well. The aircraft skidded down the runway coming to a stop in between the centerline and the right runway edge line. After a complete stop we immediately evacuate/evacuationed the aircraft and no injuries were sustained.
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: SMA TWIN'S GEAR COLLAPSES ON LNDG PROC ROLLOUT ON TOUCH AND GO. ACFT DAMAGED.
Narrative: ON JUN/XX/93 AT APPROX XY40 PM LCL TIME, I ARRIVED AT GRAND AIRE IN MONROE, MI, FOR THE PURPOSE OF RECEIVING FLT INSTRUCTION IN AN SMA TWIN. A CFIIME, HAD MET US AT THE AIRPLANE AND AFTER I HAD COMPLETED MY NORMAL PREFLT INSPECTION WE DISCUSSED WHAT WOULD BE COVERED DURING THE LESSON. THE LESSON WOULD START WITH A COUPLE OF NORMAL TKOFS AND LNDGS THEN WE WOULD COVER SIMULATED ENG FAILURE PROCS. THE FIRST 2 NORMAL LNDGS WERE TOUCH-AND-GO'S AND WERE COMPLETED WITHOUT INCIDENT. THE THIRD LNDG WAS WITH A SIMULATED ENG FAILURE AND WAS COMPLETED TO A FULL STOP WITHOUT INCIDENT. THE FOURTH AND FIFTH LNDGS WERE ALSO SIMULATING AN ENG FAILURE, HOWEVER, THESE WOULD BE TOUCH- AND-GO'S. THE FOURTH LNDG WAS ALSO COMPLETED WITHOUT INCIDENT. DURING THE FIFTH APCH AND LNDG THE WHEELS TOUCHED DOWN WITHIN THE TOUCHDOWN ZONE ON THE RWY AND THERE WAS NOTHING UNUSUAL NOTED. HOWEVER, WHILE THE ACFT WAS ROLLING DOWN THE RWY, STILL DECELERATING, AT APPROX 60 MPH AND 300-500 FT BEYOND THE TOUCHDOWN POINT, I NOTICED WHAT FELT LIKE THE L MAIN WHEEL HAD RUN OVER A POTHOLE. A SPLIT SECOND AFTER THIS THE L SIDE OF THE ACFT DROPPED SHARPLY AND STRUCK THE GND. APPROX 1 SECOND LATER THE NOSE AND R SIDE COLLAPSED AS WELL. THE ACFT SKIDDED DOWN THE RWY COMING TO A STOP IN BTWN THE CTRLINE AND THE R RWY EDGE LINE. AFTER A COMPLETE STOP WE IMMEDIATELY EVACED THE ACFT AND NO INJURIES WERE SUSTAINED.
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.