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Aviation Safety Reporting System
|Local Time Of Day||1201 To 1800|
|Locale Reference||airport : hao|
|Altitude||agl bound lower : 0|
agl bound upper : 0
|Operator||general aviation : personal|
|Make Model Name||PA-23-250 Turbo Aztec|
|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 : 10|
flight time total : 330
flight time type : 185
|Anomaly||non adherence other|
other anomaly other
|Independent Detector||other flight crewa|
|Resolutory Action||none taken : detected after the fact|
|Primary Problem||Flight Crew Human Performance|
|Air Traffic Incident||Pilot Deviation|
I was flying a piper aztec on aug/sun/97. VMC conditions prevailed, and I was doing pattern work and practicing go around's. My last time around I intercepted the localizer on runway 29 and continued inbound, when I got to the final approach fix I simulated an engine failure on the left engine. After completing the engine-out procedure I continued on the localizer and broke off of the approach at 1300 ft MSL. I completed the gumps check and continued on final but did not visually check the green lights or mirror. I floated for a hundred yards then the propellers hit the pavement. I then shut everything off and held pressure on the yoke until the aircraft came to a stop. I feel this happened because I broke my routine and did not check the mirror or green lights and I was not concentrating on flying the single engine approach. I should have had another pilot with me. I did receive quality instruction for my multi-engine rating, but I was distracted for reasons I will never know.
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: PLT OF AZTEC PERFORMING PATTERN WORK SIMULATES AN ENG FAILURE ON LOC APCH. LANDS GEAR UP.
Narrative: I WAS FLYING A PIPER AZTEC ON AUG/SUN/97. VMC CONDITIONS PREVAILED, AND I WAS DOING PATTERN WORK AND PRACTICING GAR'S. MY LAST TIME AROUND I INTERCEPTED THE LOC ON RWY 29 AND CONTINUED INBOUND, WHEN I GOT TO THE FINAL APCH FIX I SIMULATED AN ENG FAILURE ON THE L ENG. AFTER COMPLETING THE ENG-OUT PROC I CONTINUED ON THE LOC AND BROKE OFF OF THE APCH AT 1300 FT MSL. I COMPLETED THE GUMPS CHK AND CONTINUED ON FINAL BUT DID NOT VISUALLY CHK THE GREEN LIGHTS OR MIRROR. I FLOATED FOR A HUNDRED YARDS THEN THE PROPS HIT THE PAVEMENT. I THEN SHUT EVERYTHING OFF AND HELD PRESSURE ON THE YOKE UNTIL THE ACFT CAME TO A STOP. I FEEL THIS HAPPENED BECAUSE I BROKE MY ROUTINE AND DID NOT CHK THE MIRROR OR GREEN LIGHTS AND I WAS NOT CONCENTRATING ON FLYING THE SINGLE ENG APCH. I SHOULD HAVE HAD ANOTHER PLT WITH ME. I DID RECEIVE QUALITY INSTRUCTION FOR MY MULTI-ENG RATING, BUT I WAS DISTRACTED FOR REASONS I WILL NEVER KNOW.
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.