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|Local Time Of Day||1801 To 2400|
|Locale Reference||airport : sme|
|Altitude||agl bound lower : 0|
agl bound upper : 0
|Operator||general aviation : personal|
|Make Model Name||PA-24 Comanche|
|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 : 2|
flight time total : 747
flight time type : 650
|Function||instruction : instructor|
|Qualification||pilot : cfi|
pilot : instrument
pilot : commercial
|Experience||flight time last 90 days : 100|
flight time total : 4500
flight time type : 1
|Anomaly||other anomaly other|
|Independent Detector||other flight crewa|
|Resolutory Action||none taken : insufficient time|
|Primary Problem||Flight Crew Human Performance|
|Air Traffic Incident||Pilot Deviation|
Taking flight review (biennial), instructor pulled power to simulate engine out when we were at mid-field on downwind and instructed me to attempt an engine out landing. While focusing my attention on airspeed and altitude, I failed to lower the gear. This could have been avoided by adhering to the landing checklist. Supplemental information from acn 343282: as I was watching runway alignment and airspeed on final he made several hand movements with the flaps and I assumed that he had placed the gear selector in the down position on short final. When aircraft contacted the ground and started to skid I immediately pulled mixture to idle cut off position and engine stopped. There was minimal damage to underside of aircraft and propellers were bent approximately 4-6 inches. No one was injured and fire department and FAA was notified.
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: PA24 PLT UNDERGOING BFR LANDS GEAR UP ON SIMULATED ENG OUT LNDG.
Narrative: TAKING FLT REVIEW (BIENNIAL), INSTRUCTOR PULLED PWR TO SIMULATE ENG OUT WHEN WE WERE AT MID-FIELD ON DOWNWIND AND INSTRUCTED ME TO ATTEMPT AN ENG OUT LNDG. WHILE FOCUSING MY ATTN ON AIRSPD AND ALT, I FAILED TO LOWER THE GEAR. THIS COULD HAVE BEEN AVOIDED BY ADHERING TO THE LNDG CHKLIST. SUPPLEMENTAL INFO FROM ACN 343282: AS I WAS WATCHING RWY ALIGNMENT AND AIRSPD ON FINAL HE MADE SEVERAL HAND MOVEMENTS WITH THE FLAPS AND I ASSUMED THAT HE HAD PLACED THE GEAR SELECTOR IN THE DOWN POS ON SHORT FINAL. WHEN ACFT CONTACTED THE GND AND STARTED TO SKID I IMMEDIATELY PULLED MIXTURE TO IDLE CUT OFF POS AND ENG STOPPED. THERE WAS MINIMAL DAMAGE TO UNDERSIDE OF ACFT AND PROPS WERE BENT APPROX 4-6 INCHES. NO ONE WAS INJURED AND FIRE DEPT AND FAA WAS NOTIFIED.
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.