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Aviation Safety Reporting System
|Local Time Of Day||1801 To 2400|
|Locale Reference||airport : ojc|
|Altitude||agl bound lower : 0|
agl bound upper : 0
|Operator||general aviation : personal|
|Make Model Name||Beechcraft Single Piston Undifferentiated or Other Model|
|Operating Under FAR Part||Part 91|
|Flight Phase||landing other|
|Function||flight crew : single pilot|
|Qualification||pilot : cfi|
pilot : atp
pilot : instrument
|Experience||flight time last 90 days : 90|
flight time total : 7500
flight time type : 300
|Affiliation||government : faa|
|Function||controller : local|
|Qualification||controller : non radar|
|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|
I flew the aircraft on a radio check/bearing error maintenance flight. On the approach to runway 17 at ojc long final, I performed the before landing checklist and noted the gear was up. I then decided to lower the landing gear on short final. Continuing in, on the visual approach, I concentrated on checking the radio/compass system errors. Satisfied with noting the radio error, I proceeded to touchdown (land), only to realize the gear was still in the wheel wells. No serious damage to aircraft. I walked away with no injuries. The incident could have been avoided had I performed the radio check at altitude and only concentrating on landing when the aircraft was in the airport pattern.
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: GEAR UP LNDG. PLT ON A TEST FLT FORGETS TO LOWER THE LNDG GEAR.
Narrative: I FLEW THE ACFT ON A RADIO CHK/BEARING ERROR MAINT FLT. ON THE APCH TO RWY 17 AT OJC LONG FINAL, I PERFORMED THE BEFORE LNDG CHKLIST AND NOTED THE GEAR WAS UP. I THEN DECIDED TO LOWER THE LNDG GEAR ON SHORT FINAL. CONTINUING IN, ON THE VISUAL APCH, I CONCENTRATED ON CHKING THE RADIO/COMPASS SYS ERRORS. SATISFIED WITH NOTING THE RADIO ERROR, I PROCEEDED TO TOUCHDOWN (LAND), ONLY TO REALIZE THE GEAR WAS STILL IN THE WHEEL WELLS. NO SERIOUS DAMAGE TO ACFT. I WALKED AWAY WITH NO INJURIES. THE INCIDENT COULD HAVE BEEN AVOIDED HAD I PERFORMED THE RADIO CHK AT ALT AND ONLY CONCENTRATING ON LNDG WHEN THE ACFT WAS IN THE ARPT PATTERN.
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.