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Aviation Safety Reporting System
|Local Time Of Day||1201 To 1800|
|Locale Reference||airport : aiy|
|Altitude||agl bound lower : 0|
agl bound upper : 0
|Controlling Facilities||tower : hnl|
|Operator||general aviation : personal|
|Make Model Name||Skylane 182/RG Turbo Skylane/RG|
|Operating Under FAR Part||Part 91|
|Flight Phase||landing other|
|Function||flight crew : single pilot|
|Qualification||pilot : private|
|Experience||flight time last 90 days : 43|
flight time total : 736
flight time type : 610
|Function||controller : local|
|Qualification||controller : non radar|
other anomaly other
|Independent Detector||other flight crewa|
|Resolutory Action||none taken : unable|
|Primary Problem||Flight Crew Human Performance|
|Air Traffic Incident||other|
Left fryeburg, me (B20), for bader field airport, atlantic city, nj. Uneventful VFR flight with flight following. Cleared to land by temporary tower (expo) on runway 29 and was advised that wind was 210 degrees at 12 KTS, gusting to 20 KTS. Runway 22 was being used for the expo's static display and was not available. Final approach was on the centerline using the cross controls (slip) method. A quick peek at the windsock indicated that it was out straight and even slanting upward with a pretty direct crosswind. Touchdown was fine but it took complete right rudder, as far as it would go. Immediately after both main wheels were down (but apparently not the nosewheel?) the plane started turning left into the wind. I continued hard right rudder, the nosewheel hits, (or gets enough weight on it) and is at a bad angle to my direction of movement, causing the plane to lurch forward, causing the propeller strike. I got the plane under control and taxied to parking. How this expensive lesson could have been avoided is by going around and waiting for the wind to drop a little or diverting to atlantic city international where there were runways favorable to the wind. I'm afraid I may have been intimidated by the traffic and temporary expo tower, and didn't want to go around. Never again. Also, I could have done a better job on the rudders and will be taking recurrent training for same. I have flown a C182 to alaska, and the bahamas and experienced various crosswind lndgs. This is the first problem I've had. I may have been so pleased at the touchdown that I stopped flying the plane?
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: PLT LOST CTL OF ACFT DURING LNDG IN A XWIND. LNDG PROC XWIND LNDG. ACFT DAMAGED.
Narrative: LEFT FRYEBURG, ME (B20), FOR BADER FIELD ARPT, ATLANTIC CITY, NJ. UNEVENTFUL VFR FLT WITH FLT FOLLOWING. CLRED TO LAND BY TEMPORARY TWR (EXPO) ON RWY 29 AND WAS ADVISED THAT WIND WAS 210 DEGS AT 12 KTS, GUSTING TO 20 KTS. RWY 22 WAS BEING USED FOR THE EXPO'S STATIC DISPLAY AND WAS NOT AVAILABLE. FINAL APCH WAS ON THE CTRLINE USING THE CROSS CTLS (SLIP) METHOD. A QUICK PEEK AT THE WINDSOCK INDICATED THAT IT WAS OUT STRAIGHT AND EVEN SLANTING UPWARD WITH A PRETTY DIRECT XWIND. TOUCHDOWN WAS FINE BUT IT TOOK COMPLETE R RUDDER, AS FAR AS IT WOULD GO. IMMEDIATELY AFTER BOTH MAIN WHEELS WERE DOWN (BUT APPARENTLY NOT THE NOSEWHEEL?) THE PLANE STARTED TURNING L INTO THE WIND. I CONTINUED HARD R RUDDER, THE NOSEWHEEL HITS, (OR GETS ENOUGH WEIGHT ON IT) AND IS AT A BAD ANGLE TO MY DIRECTION OF MOVEMENT, CAUSING THE PLANE TO LURCH FORWARD, CAUSING THE PROP STRIKE. I GOT THE PLANE UNDER CTL AND TAXIED TO PARKING. HOW THIS EXPENSIVE LESSON COULD HAVE BEEN AVOIDED IS BY GOING AROUND AND WAITING FOR THE WIND TO DROP A LITTLE OR DIVERTING TO ATLANTIC CITY INTL WHERE THERE WERE RWYS FAVORABLE TO THE WIND. I'M AFRAID I MAY HAVE BEEN INTIMIDATED BY THE TFC AND TEMPORARY EXPO TWR, AND DIDN'T WANT TO GAR. NEVER AGAIN. ALSO, I COULD HAVE DONE A BETTER JOB ON THE RUDDERS AND WILL BE TAKING RECURRENT TRAINING FOR SAME. I HAVE FLOWN A C182 TO ALASKA, AND THE BAHAMAS AND EXPERIENCED VARIOUS XWIND LNDGS. THIS IS THE FIRST PROB I'VE HAD. I MAY HAVE BEEN SO PLEASED AT THE TOUCHDOWN THAT I STOPPED FLYING THE PLANE?
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.