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|Local Time Of Day||1201 To 1800|
|Locale Reference||airport : coi.airport|
|Altitude||agl single value : 0|
|Operator||general aviation : personal|
|Make Model Name||Viking|
|Operating Under FAR Part||Part 91|
|Flight Phase||ground : taxi|
landing : roll
|Function||flight crew : single pilot|
|Qualification||pilot : private|
|Experience||flight time last 90 days : 7|
flight time total : 1966
flight time type : 1000
|Anomaly||aircraft equipment problem : critical|
conflict : ground critical
|Independent Detector||other flight crewa|
|Resolutory Action||none taken : insufficient time|
|Consequence||faa : assigned or threatened penalties|
faa : investigated
First, since I have owned 6 bellancas, I am very much aware of the nose gear problems. The bellanca club cites 17 articles on the nose gear problems. Airworthiness directive 96-18-07, checked annually, cites the fix, along with bellanca S-107. My 'competence is questioned' because of an aircraft problem. The incident cited is the collapse of a nose gear on rollout. It is the same thing that has happened on other similar aircraft and prompted an airworthiness directive that was accomplished on this aircraft on the annual 4 months before the incident. Chronologically, the incident, as defined by the FAA, occurred on landing rollout at a left turn from the runway on sep/xa/99. The bellanca viking had been up for sale and after the incident, an offer was accepted 'as is.' the incident occurred in a 1969 bellanca viking. The FAA wants the re-examination in a complex aircraft, stated verbally. A later model bellanca viking, owned by a friend, has been offered with insurance limitations requiring that he be in the left seat. The bellanca only has brakes on the left seat position. The bottom line as alluded to by this occurrence, and recognized by other pilots, is that at my age, the age becomes a factor. Beware!
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: A BELLANCA VIKING PVT PLT CITES PROBS WITH THE NOSE GEAR ON THIS TYPE ACFT. HE HAD A NOSE GEAR COLLAPSE AND IS IN JEOPARDY OF LOSING HIS LICENSE DUE TO AN ACFT FAULT AND 'BEING 75 YRS OF AGE.' COI, FL.
Narrative: FIRST, SINCE I HAVE OWNED 6 BELLANCAS, I AM VERY MUCH AWARE OF THE NOSE GEAR PROBS. THE BELLANCA CLUB CITES 17 ARTICLES ON THE NOSE GEAR PROBS. AIRWORTHINESS DIRECTIVE 96-18-07, CHKED ANNUALLY, CITES THE FIX, ALONG WITH BELLANCA S-107. MY 'COMPETENCE IS QUESTIONED' BECAUSE OF AN ACFT PROB. THE INCIDENT CITED IS THE COLLAPSE OF A NOSE GEAR ON ROLLOUT. IT IS THE SAME THING THAT HAS HAPPENED ON OTHER SIMILAR ACFT AND PROMPTED AN AIRWORTHINESS DIRECTIVE THAT WAS ACCOMPLISHED ON THIS ACFT ON THE ANNUAL 4 MONTHS BEFORE THE INCIDENT. CHRONOLOGICALLY, THE INCIDENT, AS DEFINED BY THE FAA, OCCURRED ON LNDG ROLLOUT AT A L TURN FROM THE RWY ON SEP/XA/99. THE BELLANCA VIKING HAD BEEN UP FOR SALE AND AFTER THE INCIDENT, AN OFFER WAS ACCEPTED 'AS IS.' THE INCIDENT OCCURRED IN A 1969 BELLANCA VIKING. THE FAA WANTS THE RE-EXAMINATION IN A COMPLEX ACFT, STATED VERBALLY. A LATER MODEL BELLANCA VIKING, OWNED BY A FRIEND, HAS BEEN OFFERED WITH INSURANCE LIMITATIONS REQUIRING THAT HE BE IN THE L SEAT. THE BELLANCA ONLY HAS BRAKES ON THE L SEAT POS. THE BOTTOM LINE AS ALLUDED TO BY THIS OCCURRENCE, AND RECOGNIZED BY OTHER PLTS, IS THAT AT MY AGE, THE AGE BECOMES A FACTOR. BEWARE!
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.