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Aviation Safety Reporting System
|Local Time Of Day||0601 To 1200|
|Locale Reference||airport : dht|
|Altitude||agl bound lower : 0|
agl bound upper : 0
|Operator||general aviation : personal|
|Make Model Name||Chancellor 414A & C414|
|Flight Phase||landing other|
|Route In Use||arrival other|
|Function||instruction : instructor|
|Qualification||pilot : cfi|
|Experience||flight time last 90 days : 250|
flight time total : 15000
flight time type : 300
|Qualification||pilot : instrument|
|Experience||flight time last 90 days : 11|
flight time total : 2000
flight time type : 1
|Anomaly||aircraft equipment problem : critical|
other anomaly other
|Independent Detector||other flight crewa|
|Resolutory Action||none taken : unable|
|Consequence||faa : investigated|
|Air Traffic Incident||other|
I was giving a chkout to a new owner in a C414. The preflight was normal. After air work en route to dalhart, I decided to stop for lunch in dalhart and after a normal descent and prelndg checklist, we landed (wind was straight down runway 17 at 5-10 KTS). On the landing rollout, the right gear collapsed. No injuries. According to NTSB we did not need to notify anyone. The FAA was tipped off by someone else and looked at plane. The FAA then told owner there was no need to report this, confirming what I thought. Then the FAA called owner back and asked why I didn't report and insinuated that I might be in violation so owner called me to tell me I could get a violation. Callback conversation with reporter revealed the following information: reporter states that right main gear, tip tank, propeller, and right flap were damaged. He said that no structural damage was sustained by the aircraft, and that the owner had not yet determined the cause of the gear failure.
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: C414 R MAIN GEAR COLLAPSES ON LNDG AT DHT.
Narrative: I WAS GIVING A CHKOUT TO A NEW OWNER IN A C414. THE PREFLT WAS NORMAL. AFTER AIR WORK ENRTE TO DALHART, I DECIDED TO STOP FOR LUNCH IN DALHART AND AFTER A NORMAL DSCNT AND PRELNDG CHKLIST, WE LANDED (WIND WAS STRAIGHT DOWN RWY 17 AT 5-10 KTS). ON THE LNDG ROLLOUT, THE R GEAR COLLAPSED. NO INJURIES. ACCORDING TO NTSB WE DID NOT NEED TO NOTIFY ANYONE. THE FAA WAS TIPPED OFF BY SOMEONE ELSE AND LOOKED AT PLANE. THE FAA THEN TOLD OWNER THERE WAS NO NEED TO RPT THIS, CONFIRMING WHAT I THOUGHT. THEN THE FAA CALLED OWNER BACK AND ASKED WHY I DIDN'T RPT AND INSINUATED THAT I MIGHT BE IN VIOLATION SO OWNER CALLED ME TO TELL ME I COULD GET A VIOLATION. CALLBACK CONVERSATION WITH RPTR REVEALED THE FOLLOWING INFO: RPTR STATES THAT R MAIN GEAR, TIP TANK, PROP, AND R FLAP WERE DAMAGED. HE SAID THAT NO STRUCTURAL DAMAGE WAS SUSTAINED BY THE ACFT, AND THAT THE OWNER HAD NOT YET DETERMINED 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.