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Aviation Safety Reporting System
|Local Time Of Day||1201 To 1800|
|Locale Reference||airport : lpc|
|Altitude||agl bound lower : 0|
agl bound upper : 0
|Operator||general aviation : personal|
|Make Model Name||Any Unknown or Unlisted Aircraft Manufacturer|
|Operating Under FAR Part||Part 91|
|Flight Phase||landing other|
|Affiliation||company : air carrier|
|Function||flight crew : single pilot|
|Qualification||pilot : instrument|
pilot : private
|Experience||flight time last 90 days : 4|
flight time total : 848
flight time type : 67
|Anomaly||non adherence : far|
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|
On jul/sun/95 I decided to fly the aircraft to maintain proficiency and currency. I initially took off from lpc, climbed to 4000 ft MSL and performed various maneuvers for practice and some sight-seeing about the local areas. Returned to lpc, entered the pattern, performed checklist procedures and made a normal full stop landing. Taxied back to runway 25 and took off for a flight around pattern and climbed to pattern altitude (approximately 900 ft MSL) and performed gump check procedures on downwind and made a normal full stop landing. Taxied back to runway 25 and took off for a second flight around pattern, climbed to pattern altitude and performed gump check procedures on downwind with inadequate visual verification of landing gear deployment, apparently, and made a full stop landing on runway 25 at lpc with gear up. The first moment I knew there was a problem was when the sound of scraping metal was heard. For a few seconds I thought the left tire had blown and the wheel was scoring the runway surface, then I heard the propeller ticking noise and reality struck. Touchdown was slow/smooth and drift to right of runway centerline for about 600 ft and off centerline by 50 ft. Propeller tip slices of surface were observed later at progressively smaller spacing between tip strikes for about 300 ft. Damage to the airplane was belly skin, antenna scrapes, propeller blades/tips/hub and sudden engine stoppage. No significant runway damage. No injury to occupant or others. Cause was failure to verify landing gear down and locked. Gear switch was not in down position after landing. Gear operated normally after hoisting of aircraft.
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: PLT LANDED GEAR UP DURING PATTERN WORK.
Narrative: ON JUL/SUN/95 I DECIDED TO FLY THE ACFT TO MAINTAIN PROFICIENCY AND CURRENCY. I INITIALLY TOOK OFF FROM LPC, CLBED TO 4000 FT MSL AND PERFORMED VARIOUS MANEUVERS FOR PRACTICE AND SOME SIGHT-SEEING ABOUT THE LCL AREAS. RETURNED TO LPC, ENTERED THE PATTERN, PERFORMED CHKLIST PROCS AND MADE A NORMAL FULL STOP LNDG. TAXIED BACK TO RWY 25 AND TOOK OFF FOR A FLT AROUND PATTERN AND CLBED TO PATTERN ALT (APPROX 900 FT MSL) AND PERFORMED GUMP CHK PROCS ON DOWNWIND AND MADE A NORMAL FULL STOP LNDG. TAXIED BACK TO RWY 25 AND TOOK OFF FOR A SECOND FLT AROUND PATTERN, CLBED TO PATTERN ALT AND PERFORMED GUMP CHK PROCS ON DOWNWIND WITH INADEQUATE VISUAL VERIFICATION OF LNDG GEAR DEPLOYMENT, APPARENTLY, AND MADE A FULL STOP LNDG ON RWY 25 AT LPC WITH GEAR UP. THE FIRST MOMENT I KNEW THERE WAS A PROB WAS WHEN THE SOUND OF SCRAPING METAL WAS HEARD. FOR A FEW SECONDS I THOUGHT THE L TIRE HAD BLOWN AND THE WHEEL WAS SCORING THE RWY SURFACE, THEN I HEARD THE PROP TICKING NOISE AND REALITY STRUCK. TOUCHDOWN WAS SLOW/SMOOTH AND DRIFT TO R OF RWY CTRLINE FOR ABOUT 600 FT AND OFF CTRLINE BY 50 FT. PROP TIP SLICES OF SURFACE WERE OBSERVED LATER AT PROGRESSIVELY SMALLER SPACING BTWN TIP STRIKES FOR ABOUT 300 FT. DAMAGE TO THE AIRPLANE WAS BELLY SKIN, ANTENNA SCRAPES, PROP BLADES/TIPS/HUB AND SUDDEN ENG STOPPAGE. NO SIGNIFICANT RWY DAMAGE. NO INJURY TO OCCUPANT OR OTHERS. CAUSE WAS FAILURE TO VERIFY LNDG GEAR DOWN AND LOCKED. GEAR SWITCH WAS NOT IN DOWN POS AFTER LNDG. GEAR OPERATED NORMALLY AFTER HOISTING OF ACFT.
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.