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|Local Time Of Day||1201 To 1800|
|Locale Reference||airport : 3g7|
|Altitude||agl bound lower : 0|
agl bound upper : 0
|Operator||general aviation : personal|
|Make Model Name||PA-28 Cherokee/Archer II/Dakota/Pillan/Warrior|
|Operating Under FAR Part||Part 91|
|Flight Phase||landing other|
|Function||oversight : pic|
|Qualification||pilot : instrument|
pilot : commercial
pilot : cfi
|Experience||flight time last 90 days : 50|
flight time total : 1900
flight time type : 500
|Function||observation : passenger|
|Qualification||other other : other|
|Anomaly||conflict : ground critical|
other anomaly other
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|
I was landing at 3g7 with a crosswind of 10 KTS. Wind slightly favored landing runway 28. Approach was normal and stable with aircraft in landing confign at 80 mph. Touchdown was normal on centerline. On rollout, aircraft floated up and left about 2 ft. When we touched down again, we were heading toward the grass. We crossed onto the grass and hit a runway light. Aircraft would not respond to right rudder and power was applied to make rudder effective and we started a turn toward the runway. However, a ditch perpendicular to the runway collapsed the nose gear. Damage included propeller engine mount, gear and gear hardware. I suspect that the runway light folded the nose gear, or the passenger became frightened and inadvertently braced himself using the rudder pedals. I do not know why we floated except that we may have been hit by a gust of wind.
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: PA28 PLT LOST CTL OF THE ACFT ON LNDG AND DEPARTED THE RWY.
Narrative: I WAS LNDG AT 3G7 WITH A XWIND OF 10 KTS. WIND SLIGHTLY FAVORED LNDG RWY 28. APCH WAS NORMAL AND STABLE WITH ACFT IN LNDG CONFIGN AT 80 MPH. TOUCHDOWN WAS NORMAL ON CTRLINE. ON ROLLOUT, ACFT FLOATED UP AND L ABOUT 2 FT. WHEN WE TOUCHED DOWN AGAIN, WE WERE HDG TOWARD THE GRASS. WE CROSSED ONTO THE GRASS AND HIT A RWY LIGHT. ACFT WOULD NOT RESPOND TO R RUDDER AND PWR WAS APPLIED TO MAKE RUDDER EFFECTIVE AND WE STARTED A TURN TOWARD THE RWY. HOWEVER, A DITCH PERPENDICULAR TO THE RWY COLLAPSED THE NOSE GEAR. DAMAGE INCLUDED PROP ENG MOUNT, GEAR AND GEAR HARDWARE. I SUSPECT THAT THE RWY LIGHT FOLDED THE NOSE GEAR, OR THE PAX BECAME FRIGHTENED AND INADVERTENTLY BRACED HIMSELF USING THE RUDDER PEDALS. I DO NOT KNOW WHY WE FLOATED EXCEPT THAT WE MAY HAVE BEEN HIT BY A GUST OF WIND.
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.