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|Local Time Of Day||1201 To 1800|
|Locale Reference||airport : 40n.airport|
|Altitude||agl single value : 0|
|Operator||general aviation : personal|
|Make Model Name||PA-28 Cherokee Arrow IV|
|Operating Under FAR Part||Part 91|
|Flight Phase||landing : roll|
|Qualification||pilot : instrument|
pilot : private
|Experience||flight time last 90 days : 11|
flight time total : 257
flight time type : 49
|Anomaly||ground encounters : gear up landing|
|Independent Detector||other flight crewa|
|Resolutory Action||none taken : detected after the fact|
|Problem Areas||Flight Crew Human Performance|
|Primary Problem||Flight Crew Human Performance|
Flying arrow (PA28200R) solo, practicing ILS approachs. On second landing, lowered nose and heard loud noise. Pulled up nose, checked wheels down -- 3 greens. Landed and rolled out without further abnormal sounds. As I rolled out and pulled off the active runway, I parked momentarily because I had an audible alarm. Taxied to hangar where mechanics were working. Shut the plane down and one of the mechanics stepped up on wing and announced the propeller was bent. After landing, I wrote out a sequence of events as I remember them. I remember hitting on main wheels before noise. We have reconstructed what must have happened as follows: did not lower wheels. I remember checking pump on and landing light. I do not remember 3 greens. What I remember may have been clouded by first landing. Crossing the threshold, I cut the power back, which must have caused the automatic system to lower wheels. No alarm sounded. Landed on main wheels, which mechanic says will deploy faster than nosewheel. Lowering nose without nosewheel fully deployed is only explanation for nose low enough to strike propeller. When I pulled up it allowed nosewheel to fully deploy. As I write this (sep/xa/99) the airport is assessing the damage, with no visible undercarriage damage. Obvious bent propeller. Subsequent to the incident, I was filling out the insurance report, and discovered my bi-annual was fresh (within date) but my medical had expired. Getting a medical now.
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: PVT PLT OF A PIPER PA28-200 HAD PROP STRIKE DURING LNDG TOUCH DOWN DUE TO THE LNDG GEAR NOT BEING FULLY EXTENDED.
Narrative: FLYING ARROW (PA28200R) SOLO, PRACTICING ILS APCHS. ON SECOND LNDG, LOWERED NOSE AND HEARD LOUD NOISE. PULLED UP NOSE, CHKED WHEELS DOWN -- 3 GREENS. LANDED AND ROLLED OUT WITHOUT FURTHER ABNORMAL SOUNDS. AS I ROLLED OUT AND PULLED OFF THE ACTIVE RWY, I PARKED MOMENTARILY BECAUSE I HAD AN AUDIBLE ALARM. TAXIED TO HANGAR WHERE MECHS WERE WORKING. SHUT THE PLANE DOWN AND ONE OF THE MECHS STEPPED UP ON WING AND ANNOUNCED THE PROP WAS BENT. AFTER LNDG, I WROTE OUT A SEQUENCE OF EVENTS AS I REMEMBER THEM. I REMEMBER HITTING ON MAIN WHEELS BEFORE NOISE. WE HAVE RECONSTRUCTED WHAT MUST HAVE HAPPENED AS FOLLOWS: DID NOT LOWER WHEELS. I REMEMBER CHKING PUMP ON AND LNDG LIGHT. I DO NOT REMEMBER 3 GREENS. WHAT I REMEMBER MAY HAVE BEEN CLOUDED BY FIRST LNDG. XING THE THRESHOLD, I CUT THE PWR BACK, WHICH MUST HAVE CAUSED THE AUTOMATIC SYS TO LOWER WHEELS. NO ALARM SOUNDED. LANDED ON MAIN WHEELS, WHICH MECH SAYS WILL DEPLOY FASTER THAN NOSEWHEEL. LOWERING NOSE WITHOUT NOSEWHEEL FULLY DEPLOYED IS ONLY EXPLANATION FOR NOSE LOW ENOUGH TO STRIKE PROP. WHEN I PULLED UP IT ALLOWED NOSEWHEEL TO FULLY DEPLOY. AS I WRITE THIS (SEP/XA/99) THE ARPT IS ASSESSING THE DAMAGE, WITH NO VISIBLE UNDERCARRIAGE DAMAGE. OBVIOUS BENT PROP. SUBSEQUENT TO THE INCIDENT, I WAS FILLING OUT THE INSURANCE RPT, AND DISCOVERED MY BI-ANNUAL WAS FRESH (WITHIN DATE) BUT MY MEDICAL HAD EXPIRED. GETTING A MEDICAL NOW.
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.