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|Local Time Of Day||1201 To 1800|
|Locale Reference||airport : 00v|
|Altitude||agl bound lower : 0|
agl bound upper : 0
|Operator||general aviation : instructional|
|Make Model Name||Cessna 210 Centurion / Turbo Centurion 210C, 210D|
|Operating Under FAR Part||Part 91|
|Flight Phase||landing other|
|Function||instruction : instructor|
|Qualification||pilot : instrument|
pilot : commercial
pilot : cfi
|Experience||flight time last 90 days : 175|
flight time total : 2002
flight time type : 150
|Function||instruction : trainee|
|Qualification||other other : other|
|Anomaly||aircraft equipment problem : critical|
other anomaly other
other anomaly other
|Independent Detector||other flight crewa|
|Resolutory Action||none taken : unable|
|Air Traffic Incident||other|
Aircraft has history of gear malfunctions -- most recent in feb/96. During an instructional flight, gear operation appeared normal. While executing maneuvers, we entered the pattern at 00V for touch-and-goes. The first approach was aborted and a go around executed. Again gear operation appeared normal. On downwind the landing checklist was completed and visual confirmation of the gear was achieved. Turning final a follow-up gear confirmation was performed. Over the threshold I confirmed the nose gear was extended. Somewhere between the final gear confirmation and touchdown, the main gear became unlocked and began to trail with the relative wind. This was confirmed by witness on the ground. As we touched down, the now trailing gear was pushed into the wheel wells. The nose gear remained locked in its extended position. When I realized we had a gear malfunction I took control of the airplane. As speed decreased, directional control was lost and skidded off the left side of the runway. Damage to the aircraft was minor. Callback conversation with reporter revealed the following information: the reporter related this was the 5TH landing gear incident with this airplane. Reporter said the aircraft is still not fixed and is not aware of what will be done with the aircraft.
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: A C210 ON LNDG EXPERIENCED THE MAIN LNDG GEAR FAIL RESULTING IN ACFT SKIDDING OFF THE RWY INCURRING MINOR DAMAGE TO THE ACFT.
Narrative: ACFT HAS HISTORY OF GEAR MALFUNCTIONS -- MOST RECENT IN FEB/96. DURING AN INSTRUCTIONAL FLT, GEAR OP APPEARED NORMAL. WHILE EXECUTING MANEUVERS, WE ENTERED THE PATTERN AT 00V FOR TOUCH-AND-GOES. THE FIRST APCH WAS ABORTED AND A GAR EXECUTED. AGAIN GEAR OP APPEARED NORMAL. ON DOWNWIND THE LNDG CHKLIST WAS COMPLETED AND VISUAL CONFIRMATION OF THE GEAR WAS ACHIEVED. TURNING FINAL A FOLLOW-UP GEAR CONFIRMATION WAS PERFORMED. OVER THE THRESHOLD I CONFIRMED THE NOSE GEAR WAS EXTENDED. SOMEWHERE BTWN THE FINAL GEAR CONFIRMATION AND TOUCHDOWN, THE MAIN GEAR BECAME UNLOCKED AND BEGAN TO TRAIL WITH THE RELATIVE WIND. THIS WAS CONFIRMED BY WITNESS ON THE GND. AS WE TOUCHED DOWN, THE NOW TRAILING GEAR WAS PUSHED INTO THE WHEEL WELLS. THE NOSE GEAR REMAINED LOCKED IN ITS EXTENDED POS. WHEN I REALIZED WE HAD A GEAR MALFUNCTION I TOOK CTL OF THE AIRPLANE. AS SPD DECREASED, DIRECTIONAL CTL WAS LOST AND SKIDDED OFF THE L SIDE OF THE RWY. DAMAGE TO THE ACFT WAS MINOR. CALLBACK CONVERSATION WITH RPTR REVEALED THE FOLLOWING INFO: THE RPTR RELATED THIS WAS THE 5TH LNDG GEAR INCIDENT WITH THIS AIRPLANE. RPTR SAID THE ACFT IS STILL NOT FIXED AND IS NOT AWARE OF WHAT WILL BE DONE WITH THE ACFT.
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.