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|Local Time Of Day||1801 To 2400|
|Locale Reference||airport : tus.airport|
|Altitude||agl single value : 0|
|Controlling Facilities||tower : tus.tower|
|Operator||common carrier : air taxi|
|Make Model Name||PA-34-200T Turbo Seneca II|
|Operating Under FAR Part||Part 135|
|Flight Phase||landing : roll|
landing : go around
|Route In Use||approach : visual|
|Affiliation||company : air taxi|
|Function||flight crew : single pilot|
|Qualification||pilot : multi engine|
pilot : instrument
pilot : commercial
|Experience||flight time last 90 days : 65|
flight time total : 1450
flight time type : 81
|Affiliation||government : faa|
|Function||controller : local|
|Qualification||controller : radar|
|Anomaly||non adherence : far|
|Independent Detector||other flight crewa|
|Resolutory Action||flight crew : executed go around|
|Problem Areas||Flight Crew Human Performance|
|Primary Problem||Flight Crew Human Performance|
At my first attempt to land at tus, when the main gear was on the ground, the airplane became uncontrollable and as soon as the nosewheel dropped on the ground, the airplane started to bounce with the amplitude becoming greater. I did a go around and landed the airplane well below the normal landing airspeed to reduce as much as possible my airspeed on the runway. After shutting dow the engines and parking the airplane, I did, like usual, a postflt and I saw the right propeller damaged. It seems that the airplane was over the weight for landing. In fact, my dispatch was unable to give me an accurate weight of the nurse's equipment.
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: A PIPER SENECA 2 EXPERIENCED A HARD LNDG AND UNCTLABLE BOUNCING, ACCOMPLISHED GAR, AND LANDED. POSTFLT INSPECTION REVEALED R PROP DAMAGE.
Narrative: AT MY FIRST ATTEMPT TO LAND AT TUS, WHEN THE MAIN GEAR WAS ON THE GND, THE AIRPLANE BECAME UNCTLABLE AND AS SOON AS THE NOSEWHEEL DROPPED ON THE GND, THE AIRPLANE STARTED TO BOUNCE WITH THE AMPLITUDE BECOMING GREATER. I DID A GAR AND LANDED THE AIRPLANE WELL BELOW THE NORMAL LNDG AIRSPD TO REDUCE AS MUCH AS POSSIBLE MY AIRSPD ON THE RWY. AFTER SHUTTING DOW THE ENGS AND PARKING THE AIRPLANE, I DID, LIKE USUAL, A POSTFLT AND I SAW THE R PROP DAMAGED. IT SEEMS THAT THE AIRPLANE WAS OVER THE WT FOR LNDG. IN FACT, MY DISPATCH WAS UNABLE TO GIVE ME AN ACCURATE WT OF THE NURSE'S EQUIP.
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.