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Aviation Safety Reporting System
|Local Time Of Day||1801 To 2400|
|Locale Reference||airport : fcm|
|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|
|Function||flight crew : single pilot|
|Qualification||pilot : instrument|
pilot : private
|Experience||flight time last 90 days : 30|
flight time total : 3200
flight time type : 9
|Affiliation||government : faa|
|Function||controller : local|
|Qualification||controller : non radar|
|Anomaly||aircraft equipment problem : critical|
non adherence : published procedure
other anomaly other
|Independent Detector||other flight crewa|
|Resolutory Action||none taken : detected after the fact|
|Air Traffic Incident||Pilot Deviation|
Landing gear failure because gear was not locked into position. No propeller damage. Cost to repair is $50. However, a review of my paperwork ultimately showed my medical certificate to be 2 weeks out of date. I had completed a special examination. Passed. Sent to oklahoma city but was later told that they are 6 weeks behind in processing and thus I hadn't received my new certificate. I didn't realize I was not technically legal. Called st louis FAA. They explained I was not legal unless I had the new certificate in possession. I am not flying and did not fly the airplane home from minnesota until I received the medical certificate from oklahoma city FAA.
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: PVT PLT'S ACFT LNDG GEAR COLLAPSES ON LNDG. DOWN LOCKING MECHANISM FAILURE. PLT MAY HAVE FLOWN ACFT INTO FCM ARPT WITHOUT A CURRENT MEDICAL CERTIFICATE.
Narrative: LNDG GEAR FAILURE BECAUSE GEAR WAS NOT LOCKED INTO POS. NO PROP DAMAGE. COST TO REPAIR IS $50. HOWEVER, A REVIEW OF MY PAPERWORK ULTIMATELY SHOWED MY MEDICAL CERTIFICATE TO BE 2 WKS OUT OF DATE. I HAD COMPLETED A SPECIAL EXAM. PASSED. SENT TO OKLAHOMA CITY BUT WAS LATER TOLD THAT THEY ARE 6 WKS BEHIND IN PROCESSING AND THUS I HADN'T RECEIVED MY NEW CERTIFICATE. I DIDN'T REALIZE I WAS NOT TECHNICALLY LEGAL. CALLED ST LOUIS FAA. THEY EXPLAINED I WAS NOT LEGAL UNLESS I HAD THE NEW CERTIFICATE IN POSSESSION. I AM NOT FLYING AND DID NOT FLY THE AIRPLANE HOME FROM MINNESOTA UNTIL I RECEIVED THE MEDICAL CERTIFICATE FROM OKLAHOMA CITY FAA.
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.