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Aviation Safety Reporting System
|Local Time Of Day||1201 To 1800|
|Locale Reference||airport : sun|
|Altitude||agl bound lower : 0|
agl bound upper : 0
|Operator||general aviation : personal|
|Make Model Name||Super Skymaster|
|Operating Under FAR Part||Part 91|
|Flight Phase||landing other|
|Function||flight crew : single pilot|
|Qualification||pilot : commercial|
|Experience||flight time last 90 days : 60|
flight time total : 3900
flight time type : 2000
|Affiliation||government : faa|
|Function||controller : local|
|Qualification||controller : non radar|
|Anomaly||aircraft equipment problem : critical|
|Independent Detector||other controllera|
|Resolutory Action||none taken : detected after the fact|
|Air Traffic Incident||Pilot Deviation|
Apr/sun/96, I was returning from a cross country flight via columbia, ca. At XA00 pm I reported into the tower at friedman memorial airport, in hailey. At that time I was 2 mi below bellevue and the local air traffic was as follows: a plane taking off in my direction, a plane landing ahead of me and a third ready to takeoff in my direction. At this airport we land and takeoff in, or from, the same direction. This complicates the situation since we cannot keep our heads in cockpit. I placed my landing gear in the down position and noted the light. The air was slightly turbulent and it was hard to discern any different flight characteristics. Since it is normal for us to land downwind, or into the wind as long as we do not fly over hailey. Obviously my gear was not down and as I touched down the tower advised me to go around. Again too late. I was touching the ground with my tail. There is something wrong with my landing gear selector switch and I intend to place an additional light on my panel to denote the gear is not extended and to place a diode and sound generator that will place the warning horn in my earphones. This should eliminate any possibility of a reoccurrence despite the glitch in my landing gear system.
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: THE RPTR LANDED GEAR UP.
Narrative: APR/SUN/96, I WAS RETURNING FROM A XCOUNTRY FLT VIA COLUMBIA, CA. AT XA00 PM I RPTED INTO THE TWR AT FRIEDMAN MEMORIAL ARPT, IN HAILEY. AT THAT TIME I WAS 2 MI BELOW BELLEVUE AND THE LCL AIR TFC WAS AS FOLLOWS: A PLANE TAKING OFF IN MY DIRECTION, A PLANE LNDG AHEAD OF ME AND A THIRD READY TO TKOF IN MY DIRECTION. AT THIS ARPT WE LAND AND TKOF IN, OR FROM, THE SAME DIRECTION. THIS COMPLICATES THE SIT SINCE WE CANNOT KEEP OUR HEADS IN COCKPIT. I PLACED MY LNDG GEAR IN THE DOWN POS AND NOTED THE LIGHT. THE AIR WAS SLIGHTLY TURBULENT AND IT WAS HARD TO DISCERN ANY DIFFERENT FLT CHARACTERISTICS. SINCE IT IS NORMAL FOR US TO LAND DOWNWIND, OR INTO THE WIND AS LONG AS WE DO NOT FLY OVER HAILEY. OBVIOUSLY MY GEAR WAS NOT DOWN AND AS I TOUCHED DOWN THE TWR ADVISED ME TO GAR. AGAIN TOO LATE. I WAS TOUCHING THE GND WITH MY TAIL. THERE IS SOMETHING WRONG WITH MY LNDG GEAR SELECTOR SWITCH AND I INTEND TO PLACE AN ADDITIONAL LIGHT ON MY PANEL TO DENOTE THE GEAR IS NOT EXTENDED AND TO PLACE A DIODE AND SOUND GENERATOR THAT WILL PLACE THE WARNING HORN IN MY EARPHONES. THIS SHOULD ELIMINATE ANY POSSIBILITY OF A REOCCURRENCE DESPITE THE GLITCH IN MY LNDG GEAR SYS.
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.