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|Local Time Of Day||1801 To 2400|
|Locale Reference||airport : n06|
|Altitude||agl bound lower : 0|
agl bound upper : 0
|Make Model Name||Cessna Single Turboprop Undifferentiated or Other Model|
|Operating Under FAR Part||other : unknown|
|Flight Phase||descent : approach|
|Function||flight crew : single pilot|
|Qualification||pilot : cfi|
pilot : commercial
pilot : instrument
|Experience||flight time last 90 days : 105|
flight time total : 1440
flight time type : 80
|Anomaly||aircraft equipment problem : critical|
|Independent Detector||other flight crewa|
|Resolutory Action||none taken : insufficient time|
none taken : unable
|Primary Problem||Flight Crew Human Performance|
|Air Traffic Incident||Pilot Deviation|
I departed N06, laurel, de, in C208, on a routine paradrop operation. The climb to altitude was uneventful as well as the paradrop and descent through 300 ft AGL. On short final, crossing the trees and the threshold of runway 14 the windscreen fogged over on the inside and outside due to meteorological conditions. At this point I was committed to the landing and for safety reasons I did not attempt or initiate a go around. I judged my position and initiated a flare. At this point I made contact with the runway surface. The nose gear collapsed and came to a rest shortly thereafter.
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: RETURN FROM ROUTINE PARADROP OP, ENCOUNTER WINDSCREEN FOGGING RESULTING IN COLLAPSE OF NOSE GEAR DUE TO HARD LNDG. C208.
Narrative: I DEPARTED N06, LAUREL, DE, IN C208, ON A ROUTINE PARADROP OP. THE CLB TO ALT WAS UNEVENTFUL AS WELL AS THE PARADROP AND DSCNT THROUGH 300 FT AGL. ON SHORT FINAL, XING THE TREES AND THE THRESHOLD OF RWY 14 THE WINDSCREEN FOGGED OVER ON THE INSIDE AND OUTSIDE DUE TO METEOROLOGICAL CONDITIONS. AT THIS POINT I WAS COMMITTED TO THE LNDG AND FOR SAFETY REASONS I DID NOT ATTEMPT OR INITIATE A GAR. I JUDGED MY POS AND INITIATED A FLARE. AT THIS POINT I MADE CONTACT WITH THE RWY SURFACE. THE NOSE GEAR COLLAPSED AND CAME TO A REST SHORTLY THEREAFTER.
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.