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|Local Time Of Day||1201 To 1800|
|Locale Reference||airport : bpk.airport|
|Altitude||agl single value : 0|
|Operator||general aviation : personal|
|Make Model Name||Baron 55/Cochise|
|Operating Under FAR Part||Part 91|
|Navigation In Use||other|
|Flight Phase||landing : roll|
|Function||flight crew : single pilot|
|Qualification||pilot : private|
pilot : instrument
pilot : multi engine
|Experience||flight time last 90 days : 38|
flight time total : 1004
flight time type : 347
|Function||observation : passenger|
|Anomaly||aircraft equipment problem : critical|
ground encounters other
|Independent Detector||other flight crewa|
|Resolutory Action||none taken : detected after the fact|
Flight Crew Human Performance
Although this occurrence is not considered an 'aircraft' accident under NTSB part 830, I am reporting this occurrence for safety reasons. At approximately XA45 hours central time on sep/xy/99, I was landing at mountain home, ak, bpk runway 5. I crossed over mid-field at an approximately 45 degree angle, went downwind for runway 5, turned base, extended the landing gear and had a positive of 3 green lights on the base leg and at approximately 600 ft AGL, I extended full flaps and crossed over the numbers at 85 KTS to 90 KTS and made what would have been a normal touchdown, main wheels first, landing at mountain home. Upon landing, at the point that the nosewheel would have touched down, the aircraft jumped upwards. I held firm on the yoke, the aircraft jumped upwards the second time and I applied full power for go around but did not have any acceleration after applying full power. At that point and time I realized that the propellers were striking the runway and I kept the aircraft straight and began to think through emergency action procedures. The aircraft proceeded down the runway in a straight-line fashion with propellers turning and hitting for perhaps 2000 more ft. Since there was still adequate forward speed, I used the brakes to guide the aircraft off of the active runway onto a connecting taxiway. After stopping, I immediately opened the door and urged the 3 passenger onboard to immediately exit the aircraft. I shut the engines down, turned off the alternators, turned off the magnetos, turned off the main power and turned off the fuel, and exited the aircraft. Upon exiting the aircraft and verifying that all passenger were okay, I determined that the nosewheel and the connecting axle of the nose gear were not on the aircraft and had apparently broken off. Both propellers were bent from propeller strikes.
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: BEECH BARON PLT HAD THE NOSE GEAR COLLAPSE ON LNDG AT BPK.
Narrative: ALTHOUGH THIS OCCURRENCE IS NOT CONSIDERED AN 'ACFT' ACCIDENT UNDER NTSB PART 830, I AM RPTING THIS OCCURRENCE FOR SAFETY REASONS. AT APPROX XA45 HRS CENTRAL TIME ON SEP/XY/99, I WAS LNDG AT MOUNTAIN HOME, AK, BPK RWY 5. I CROSSED OVER MID-FIELD AT AN APPROX 45 DEG ANGLE, WENT DOWNWIND FOR RWY 5, TURNED BASE, EXTENDED THE LNDG GEAR AND HAD A POSITIVE OF 3 GREEN LIGHTS ON THE BASE LEG AND AT APPROX 600 FT AGL, I EXTENDED FULL FLAPS AND CROSSED OVER THE NUMBERS AT 85 KTS TO 90 KTS AND MADE WHAT WOULD HAVE BEEN A NORMAL TOUCHDOWN, MAIN WHEELS FIRST, LNDG AT MOUNTAIN HOME. UPON LNDG, AT THE POINT THAT THE NOSEWHEEL WOULD HAVE TOUCHED DOWN, THE ACFT JUMPED UPWARDS. I HELD FIRM ON THE YOKE, THE ACFT JUMPED UPWARDS THE SECOND TIME AND I APPLIED FULL PWR FOR GAR BUT DID NOT HAVE ANY ACCELERATION AFTER APPLYING FULL PWR. AT THAT POINT AND TIME I REALIZED THAT THE PROPS WERE STRIKING THE RWY AND I KEPT THE ACFT STRAIGHT AND BEGAN TO THINK THROUGH EMER ACTION PROCS. THE ACFT PROCEEDED DOWN THE RWY IN A STRAIGHT-LINE FASHION WITH PROPS TURNING AND HITTING FOR PERHAPS 2000 MORE FT. SINCE THERE WAS STILL ADEQUATE FORWARD SPD, I USED THE BRAKES TO GUIDE THE ACFT OFF OF THE ACTIVE RWY ONTO A CONNECTING TXWY. AFTER STOPPING, I IMMEDIATELY OPENED THE DOOR AND URGED THE 3 PAX ONBOARD TO IMMEDIATELY EXIT THE ACFT. I SHUT THE ENGS DOWN, TURNED OFF THE ALTERNATORS, TURNED OFF THE MAGNETOS, TURNED OFF THE MAIN PWR AND TURNED OFF THE FUEL, AND EXITED THE ACFT. UPON EXITING THE ACFT AND VERIFYING THAT ALL PAX WERE OKAY, I DETERMINED THAT THE NOSEWHEEL AND THE CONNECTING AXLE OF THE NOSE GEAR WERE NOT ON THE ACFT AND HAD APPARENTLY BROKEN OFF. BOTH PROPS WERE BENT FROM PROP STRIKES.
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.