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Aviation Safety Reporting System
|Local Time Of Day||0601 To 1200|
|Locale Reference||airport : npa|
|Altitude||agl bound lower : 0|
agl bound upper : 0
|Controlling Facilities||tracon : mex|
|Operator||general aviation : personal|
|Make Model Name||Trojan (T28)|
|Operating Under FAR Part||Part 91|
|Flight Phase||landing other|
|Function||flight crew : single pilot|
|Qualification||pilot : atp|
pilot : flight engineer
pilot : cfi
|Experience||flight time last 90 days : 100|
flight time total : 10300
flight time type : 25
|Affiliation||government : faa|
|Function||controller : local|
|Qualification||controller : non radar|
|Anomaly||aircraft equipment problem : critical|
other anomaly other
|Independent Detector||other flight crewa|
|Resolutory Action||none taken : detected after the fact|
|Air Traffic Incident||other|
Upon landing at npa, the gear was checked down on the T28B on downwind and final and all gear showed down and locked. From the ground, some of the spectators said they noticed the nose gear appeared not down. As I touched down, the nose gear collapsed and I slid on the nose for approximately 900 ft, causing major damage to the propeller and engine with minor damage to any sheet metal. No personal injuries. Possibly the tower could have prevented the incident by noticing the nose gear not down and waved me off and given me the opportunity to assess the situation, possibly allowing the nose gear to lock down. Callback conversation with reporter revealed the following information: the reporter stated there was no indication the nose gear was not down and locked. The reporter said the handle light, mechanical indicator all were normal and the warning horn was silent. The reporter said the aircraft has not been jacked to determine the cause of the gear failure.
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: A T28 TROJAN ON TOUCHDOWN HAD THE NOSE GEAR COLLAPSE INCURRING DAMAGE TO THE ACFT AND ENG.
Narrative: UPON LNDG AT NPA, THE GEAR WAS CHKED DOWN ON THE T28B ON DOWNWIND AND FINAL AND ALL GEAR SHOWED DOWN AND LOCKED. FROM THE GND, SOME OF THE SPECTATORS SAID THEY NOTICED THE NOSE GEAR APPEARED NOT DOWN. AS I TOUCHED DOWN, THE NOSE GEAR COLLAPSED AND I SLID ON THE NOSE FOR APPROX 900 FT, CAUSING MAJOR DAMAGE TO THE PROP AND ENG WITH MINOR DAMAGE TO ANY SHEET METAL. NO PERSONAL INJURIES. POSSIBLY THE TWR COULD HAVE PREVENTED THE INCIDENT BY NOTICING THE NOSE GEAR NOT DOWN AND WAVED ME OFF AND GIVEN ME THE OPPORTUNITY TO ASSESS THE SIT, POSSIBLY ALLOWING THE NOSE GEAR TO LOCK DOWN. CALLBACK CONVERSATION WITH RPTR REVEALED THE FOLLOWING INFO: THE RPTR STATED THERE WAS NO INDICATION THE NOSE GEAR WAS NOT DOWN AND LOCKED. THE RPTR SAID THE HANDLE LIGHT, MECHANICAL INDICATOR ALL WERE NORMAL AND THE WARNING HORN WAS SILENT. THE RPTR SAID THE ACFT HAS NOT BEEN JACKED TO DETERMINE THE CAUSE OF THE GEAR FAILURE.
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.