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Aviation Safety Reporting System
|Local Time Of Day||1201 To 1800|
|Locale Reference||airport : lex|
|Altitude||msl bound lower : 980|
msl bound upper : 1800
|Controlling Facilities||tower : lex|
|Operator||general aviation : personal|
|Make Model Name||Small Aircraft, Low Wing, 1 Eng, Retractable Gear|
|Flight Phase||descent : approach|
landing : go around
|Function||flight crew : single pilot|
|Qualification||pilot : private|
pilot : instrument
|Experience||flight time last 90 days : 40|
flight time total : 550
flight time type : 300
|Affiliation||government : faa|
|Function||controller : local|
|Qualification||controller : non radar|
|Anomaly||aircraft equipment problem : critical|
|Independent Detector||aircraft equipment other aircraft equipment : unspecified|
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|Resolutory Action||flight crew : overcame equipment problem|
flight crew : declared emergency
|Air Traffic Incident||other|
On final, landing gear switch down, no green indicator lights. Test light showed all bulb indicators ok. Battery (main) was on. Landing gear fuse found popped up. Go around and communicated to tower. Advised to stay on frequency. At least 90 pounds fuel remained. Fuse replaced, gear cycled up/down again. Fuse popped out again, no indicator lights on. Fuse replaced, gear cycled up. Airspeed slowed to 80 KIAS. Fuse pulled, gear lever down, emergency drop lever pulled -- 2 green lights on mains, negative on nosewheel. Low approach, tower reported nose gear down. Cessna on runway said nosewheel did not appear to be completely down. Fuse replaced, emergency drop lever pushed. Gear cycled up. Gear cycled down with manual pressure on fuse. Briefly saw 3 greens before fuse popped out. Another low approach. Air carrier pilot advised that gear appeared down as did airborne cessna. Fire trucks deployed. Final approach 75 KTS, cut off mixture over threshold. Mains touched down at 55 KIAS. Held nose off as long as possible. Nosegear down and locked on rollout. Mixture rich, engine restart, taxi normal with no irregular motion/rudder-nose gear steering difficulties. At annual in jan/96, gear evaluated and drop test performed -- everything ok. Presently in shop for retesting. Possible bent nosegear from towing at kissimmee -- report pending. Mechanic found faulty electrical relay and replaced.
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: SMA HAS LNDG GEAR PROB ON APCH. GAR TO HELP SOLVE PROB.
Narrative: ON FINAL, LNDG GEAR SWITCH DOWN, NO GREEN INDICATOR LIGHTS. TEST LIGHT SHOWED ALL BULB INDICATORS OK. BATTERY (MAIN) WAS ON. LNDG GEAR FUSE FOUND POPPED UP. GAR AND COMMUNICATED TO TWR. ADVISED TO STAY ON FREQ. AT LEAST 90 LBS FUEL REMAINED. FUSE REPLACED, GEAR CYCLED UP/DOWN AGAIN. FUSE POPPED OUT AGAIN, NO INDICATOR LIGHTS ON. FUSE REPLACED, GEAR CYCLED UP. AIRSPD SLOWED TO 80 KIAS. FUSE PULLED, GEAR LEVER DOWN, EMER DROP LEVER PULLED -- 2 GREEN LIGHTS ON MAINS, NEGATIVE ON NOSEWHEEL. LOW APCH, TWR RPTED NOSE GEAR DOWN. CESSNA ON RWY SAID NOSEWHEEL DID NOT APPEAR TO BE COMPLETELY DOWN. FUSE REPLACED, EMER DROP LEVER PUSHED. GEAR CYCLED UP. GEAR CYCLED DOWN WITH MANUAL PRESSURE ON FUSE. BRIEFLY SAW 3 GREENS BEFORE FUSE POPPED OUT. ANOTHER LOW APCH. ACR PLT ADVISED THAT GEAR APPEARED DOWN AS DID AIRBORNE CESSNA. FIRE TRUCKS DEPLOYED. FINAL APCH 75 KTS, CUT OFF MIXTURE OVER THRESHOLD. MAINS TOUCHED DOWN AT 55 KIAS. HELD NOSE OFF AS LONG AS POSSIBLE. NOSEGEAR DOWN AND LOCKED ON ROLLOUT. MIXTURE RICH, ENG RESTART, TAXI NORMAL WITH NO IRREGULAR MOTION/RUDDER-NOSE GEAR STEERING DIFFICULTIES. AT ANNUAL IN JAN/96, GEAR EVALUATED AND DROP TEST PERFORMED -- EVERYTHING OK. PRESENTLY IN SHOP FOR RETESTING. POSSIBLE BENT NOSEGEAR FROM TOWING AT KISSIMMEE -- RPT PENDING. MECH FOUND FAULTY ELECTRICAL RELAY AND REPLACED.
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.