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Aviation Safety Reporting System
|Local Time Of Day||0601 To 1200|
|Locale Reference||airport : vnc|
|Altitude||agl bound lower : 0|
agl bound upper : 0
|Operator||general aviation : personal|
|Flight Phase||landing other|
|Affiliation||company : air carrier|
|Function||flight crew : single pilot|
|Experience||flight time last 90 days : 26|
flight time total : 405
flight time type : 40
|Anomaly||aircraft equipment problem : less severe|
non adherence : far
non adherence other
|Independent Detector||other flight crewa|
|Resolutory Action||none taken : detected after the fact|
none taken : unable
|Air Traffic Incident||Pilot Deviation|
Airport (unc) is a busy uncontrolled airport with 3 flight schools. Both r-hand and l-hand traffic was being used for runway 4. Because of the number of airplanes using the runway it was difficult to enter the pattern. After 3RD attempt (had to raise landing gear 3 times) I started on final. At 200 ft I lowered the landing gear and saw green indicator. I did not check the floor indicator. On touchdown it felt as if 1 gear folded and the aircraft started to turn, then the other main folded followed by the nose. Aircraft propeller contacted pavement. Minor damage to belly skin was observed. Mechanic examining the aircraft noticed that the gear circuit breaker had popped out.
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: A MOONEY M20E LNDG AT VNC EXPERIENCED COLLAPSE OF ALL 3 LNDG GEAR AFTER TOUCHDOWN.
Narrative: ARPT (UNC) IS A BUSY UNCTLED ARPT WITH 3 FLT SCHOOLS. BOTH R-HAND AND L-HAND TFC WAS BEING USED FOR RWY 4. BECAUSE OF THE NUMBER OF AIRPLANES USING THE RWY IT WAS DIFFICULT TO ENTER THE PATTERN. AFTER 3RD ATTEMPT (HAD TO RAISE LNDG GEAR 3 TIMES) I STARTED ON FINAL. AT 200 FT I LOWERED THE LNDG GEAR AND SAW GREEN INDICATOR. I DID NOT CHK THE FLOOR INDICATOR. ON TOUCHDOWN IT FELT AS IF 1 GEAR FOLDED AND THE ACFT STARTED TO TURN, THEN THE OTHER MAIN FOLDED FOLLOWED BY THE NOSE. ACFT PROP CONTACTED PAVEMENT. MINOR DAMAGE TO BELLY SKIN WAS OBSERVED. MECH EXAMINING THE ACFT NOTICED THAT THE GEAR CIRCUIT BREAKER HAD POPPED OUT.
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.