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Aviation Safety Reporting System
|Local Time Of Day||1801 To 2400|
|Locale Reference||airport : fxe|
|Altitude||msl bound lower : 1000|
msl bound upper : 1000
|Controlling Facilities||tower : fxe|
tower : orl
artcc : zmp
|Operator||common carrier : air taxi|
|Make Model Name||Cessna 210 Centurion / Turbo Centurion 210C, 210D|
|Operating Under FAR Part||Part 135|
|Flight Phase||landing other|
|Function||flight crew : single pilot|
|Qualification||pilot : instrument|
pilot : commercial
pilot : cfi
|Experience||flight time last 90 days : 200|
flight time total : 2300
flight time type : 2300
|Affiliation||government : faa|
|Function||controller : local|
|Qualification||controller : non radar|
|Anomaly||aircraft equipment problem : critical|
|Independent Detector||aircraft equipment other aircraft equipment : unspecified|
other flight crewa
|Resolutory Action||flight crew : declared emergency|
none taken : anomaly accepted
On a visual approach into fxe airport I could not get the gear down and locked light to illuminate after putting the gear down. After doing a go around, I circled overhead for 30 mins going through emergency procedures to attempt to make sure the gear down light would illuminate. I was talking to our maintenance staff (in orl) through a relay (one of our pilots) on the ground. Maintenance said to fly to orl if I had enough fuel. I flew to orl on an IFR flight plan and tried a couple more times to pump the gear down to no avail. I performed a fly-by at orl and ground crews said that the gear appeared down. I had visually checked that both main landing gears were down. I landed without incident. I realized later that I may have been in violation of FARS for not landing at fxe. However, I stand by my decision because I had plenty of fuel, orl is our maintenance base (experts), and the situation was not imminently dangerous.
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: UNABLE TO GET GEAR GREEN LIGHTS. MADE GAR AND FOLLOWED SOP. MAINT WANTED ACFT IN ORL IF SUFFICIENT FUEL. FLEW IFR TO ORL AND TWR CHKED GEAR ON FLY-BY. APPEARED DOWN. LANDED NO INCIDENT. C210.
Narrative: ON A VISUAL APCH INTO FXE ARPT I COULD NOT GET THE GEAR DOWN AND LOCKED LIGHT TO ILLUMINATE AFTER PUTTING THE GEAR DOWN. AFTER DOING A GAR, I CIRCLED OVERHEAD FOR 30 MINS GOING THROUGH EMER PROCS TO ATTEMPT TO MAKE SURE THE GEAR DOWN LIGHT WOULD ILLUMINATE. I WAS TALKING TO OUR MAINT STAFF (IN ORL) THROUGH A RELAY (ONE OF OUR PLTS) ON THE GND. MAINT SAID TO FLY TO ORL IF I HAD ENOUGH FUEL. I FLEW TO ORL ON AN IFR FLT PLAN AND TRIED A COUPLE MORE TIMES TO PUMP THE GEAR DOWN TO NO AVAIL. I PERFORMED A FLY-BY AT ORL AND GND CREWS SAID THAT THE GEAR APPEARED DOWN. I HAD VISUALLY CHKED THAT BOTH MAIN LNDG GEARS WERE DOWN. I LANDED WITHOUT INCIDENT. I REALIZED LATER THAT I MAY HAVE BEEN IN VIOLATION OF FARS FOR NOT LNDG AT FXE. HOWEVER, I STAND BY MY DECISION BECAUSE I HAD PLENTY OF FUEL, ORL IS OUR MAINT BASE (EXPERTS), AND THE SIT WAS NOT IMMINENTLY DANGEROUS.
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.