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|Local Time Of Day||1201 To 1800|
|Locale Reference||airport : mle|
|Altitude||agl bound lower : 0|
agl bound upper : 0
|Operator||general aviation : personal|
|Make Model Name||Bonanza 35|
|Operating Under FAR Part||Part 91|
|Flight Phase||landing other|
|Function||instruction : instructor|
|Qualification||pilot : instrument|
pilot : cfi
pilot : commercial
|Experience||flight time last 90 days : 230|
flight time total : 2325
flight time type : 8
|Function||flight crew : single pilot|
|Qualification||pilot : private|
|Anomaly||conflict : ground critical|
non adherence : far
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|
Reporter commenced duty day at AM30 CST and flight instructed or was present at the airport until the time of the event. Reporter was suffering from a cold for which no medication had been taken at the time of the event. The aircraft was equipped with a single throw-over yoke. Reporter did not have controls in front of him at the time of event. Aircraft equipped with STOL kit. This flight was the second or third time reporter had flown in the aircraft with the PF. During the flight preceding the event, the PF demonstrated steep turns, slow flight and multiple takeoff and lndgs to a complete stop at a neighboring airport (ahq). Thereafter, returned to mle, conducted two more full-stop lndgs prior to the flight during which event occurred. The event: the aircraft departed mle and made closed, l-hand traffic. When the PF turned final, reporter felt that aircraft was too high to effect a normal landing. Reporter attempted to indicate to the PF that a go around was appropriate. The PF demurred and instead extended full flaps in an attempt to land. Reporter did not attempt to force a go around, in part, due to his inability to take control of the aircraft. Reporter fixated on the remaining runway and, consequently, failed to visually verify the landing gear was down during the final approach. The PF, in fact, had not extended the landing gear. Except for the lack of landing gear, the landing was otherwise uneventful. The aircraft suffered incident type damage consisting of bent propeller blades, and scraping of the step, belly and flaps. There were no injuries.
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: INSTRUCTOR PLT WITH PF A BE35 WITH THROW OVER YOKE MAKES A GEAR UP LNDG.
Narrative: RPTR COMMENCED DUTY DAY AT AM30 CST AND FLT INSTRUCTED OR WAS PRESENT AT THE ARPT UNTIL THE TIME OF THE EVENT. RPTR WAS SUFFERING FROM A COLD FOR WHICH NO MEDICATION HAD BEEN TAKEN AT THE TIME OF THE EVENT. THE ACFT WAS EQUIPPED WITH A SINGLE THROW-OVER YOKE. RPTR DID NOT HAVE CTLS IN FRONT OF HIM AT THE TIME OF EVENT. ACFT EQUIPPED WITH STOL KIT. THIS FLT WAS THE SECOND OR THIRD TIME RPTR HAD FLOWN IN THE ACFT WITH THE PF. DURING THE FLT PRECEDING THE EVENT, THE PF DEMONSTRATED STEEP TURNS, SLOW FLT AND MULTIPLE TKOF AND LNDGS TO A COMPLETE STOP AT A NEIGHBORING ARPT (AHQ). THEREAFTER, RETURNED TO MLE, CONDUCTED TWO MORE FULL-STOP LNDGS PRIOR TO THE FLT DURING WHICH EVENT OCCURRED. THE EVENT: THE ACFT DEPARTED MLE AND MADE CLOSED, L-HAND TFC. WHEN THE PF TURNED FINAL, RPTR FELT THAT ACFT WAS TOO HIGH TO EFFECT A NORMAL LNDG. RPTR ATTEMPTED TO INDICATE TO THE PF THAT A GAR WAS APPROPRIATE. THE PF DEMURRED AND INSTEAD EXTENDED FULL FLAPS IN AN ATTEMPT TO LAND. RPTR DID NOT ATTEMPT TO FORCE A GAR, IN PART, DUE TO HIS INABILITY TO TAKE CTL OF THE ACFT. RPTR FIXATED ON THE REMAINING RWY AND, CONSEQUENTLY, FAILED TO VISUALLY VERIFY THE LNDG GEAR WAS DOWN DURING THE FINAL APCH. THE PF, IN FACT, HAD NOT EXTENDED THE LNDG GEAR. EXCEPT FOR THE LACK OF LNDG GEAR, THE LNDG WAS OTHERWISE UNEVENTFUL. THE ACFT SUFFERED INCIDENT TYPE DAMAGE CONSISTING OF BENT PROP BLADES, AND SCRAPING OF THE STEP, BELLY AND FLAPS. THERE WERE NO INJURIES.
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.