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|Local Time Of Day||0601 To 1200|
|Locale Reference||airport : mli|
|Altitude||agl bound lower : 0|
agl bound upper : 0
|Operator||common carrier : air taxi|
|Make Model Name||Any Unknown or Unlisted Aircraft Manufacturer|
|Operating Under FAR Part||Part 135|
|Flight Phase||descent : approach|
|Affiliation||company : air taxi|
|Function||flight crew : single pilot|
|Qualification||pilot : atp|
|Experience||flight time last 90 days : 300|
flight time total : 1880
flight time type : 500
|Affiliation||government : faa|
|Function||controller : local|
|Qualification||controller : non radar|
|Anomaly||non adherence : published procedure|
other anomaly other
|Independent Detector||other flight crewa|
|Resolutory Action||none taken : insufficient time|
|Primary Problem||Flight Crew Human Performance|
|Air Traffic Incident||Pilot Deviation|
Monday morning I took off from des moines, iowa. Nice VFR morning. Started my descent to moline airport, il, around XY00 am. About 3 mi out I did a really quick 'gumps' check. I was looking around for other airplanes and tower cleared me to land about 2 mi out. Didn't do a second 'gumps' check and put my 3 degrees KTS of flaps in and reduced power to less than 12 inches of manifold pressure. When I flared I realized my landing gear was not down but at that moment the propeller hit the runway. The cause was that I was too relaxed. The air taxi company I work for let me do their longest run. A 13 hour duty time a day and worked 10 of the last 14 days 12 hours. Had sunday off but because of personal things that weekend I didn't get much sleep. Fatigue was existing at the time of the incident and I think was the cause of this incident. To prevent this you should always use a checklist even though you landed or went through the checklist procedures hundreds of times and especially on VFR days with the winds calm and 10 plus mi visibility.
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: RPTR ERROR ADMITTED IN GEAR UP LNDG.
Narrative: MONDAY MORNING I TOOK OFF FROM DES MOINES, IOWA. NICE VFR MORNING. STARTED MY DSCNT TO MOLINE ARPT, IL, AROUND XY00 AM. ABOUT 3 MI OUT I DID A REALLY QUICK 'GUMPS' CHK. I WAS LOOKING AROUND FOR OTHER AIRPLANES AND TWR CLRED ME TO LAND ABOUT 2 MI OUT. DIDN'T DO A SECOND 'GUMPS' CHK AND PUT MY 3 DEGS KTS OF FLAPS IN AND REDUCED PWR TO LESS THAN 12 INCHES OF MANIFOLD PRESSURE. WHEN I FLARED I REALIZED MY LNDG GEAR WAS NOT DOWN BUT AT THAT MOMENT THE PROP HIT THE RWY. THE CAUSE WAS THAT I WAS TOO RELAXED. THE AIR TAXI COMPANY I WORK FOR LET ME DO THEIR LONGEST RUN. A 13 HR DUTY TIME A DAY AND WORKED 10 OF THE LAST 14 DAYS 12 HRS. HAD SUNDAY OFF BUT BECAUSE OF PERSONAL THINGS THAT WEEKEND I DIDN'T GET MUCH SLEEP. FATIGUE WAS EXISTING AT THE TIME OF THE INCIDENT AND I THINK WAS THE CAUSE OF THIS INCIDENT. TO PREVENT THIS YOU SHOULD ALWAYS USE A CHKLIST EVEN THOUGH YOU LANDED OR WENT THROUGH THE CHKLIST PROCS HUNDREDS OF TIMES AND ESPECIALLY ON VFR DAYS WITH THE WINDS CALM AND 10 PLUS MI VISIBILITY.
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.