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|Local Time Of Day||0601 To 1200|
|Locale Reference||airport : anb.airport|
|Altitude||agl single value : 0|
|Operator||general aviation : corporate|
|Make Model Name||PA-46 Malibu|
|Operating Under FAR Part||Part 91|
|Flight Phase||landing : roll|
|Affiliation||company : corporate|
|Function||flight crew : single pilot|
|Qualification||pilot : multi engine|
pilot : instrument
pilot : commercial
|Experience||flight time last 90 days : 70|
flight time total : 1030
flight time type : 400
|Anomaly||aircraft equipment problem : less severe|
excursion : runway
non adherence : far
|Independent Detector||other flight crewa|
|Resolutory Action||none taken : anomaly accepted|
|Maintenance||performance deficiency : repair|
Flight Crew Human Performance
During a preflight inspection, I noticed that there was slight damage to the turning stops on the upper and lower portions of the nose gear strut. It appeared that it had been turned past the 30 degree limit during towing. There were no mechanics on duty to check the damage at the planned departure time. I inspected the entire nose gear strut and steering assembly from underneath the airplane and could not see any other problems. I taxied the airplane, making 2 90 degree turns, to the left and right and a 180 degree turn to the left prior to takeoff. The steering functioned normally then and on takeoff roll. A short field approach was made at anb with minimum airspeed on final and a soft landing. The nosewheel steering failed at about 55 KTS on the landing rollout, causing the airplane to turn sharply to the right. The airplane came to rest just off the runway (runway 5 at anb), to the right. Inspection revealed that an aluminum bar or plate at the top of the nose gear had broken. The nosewheel turned full right past the 30 degree stop and locked.
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: PLT ON PREFLT FOUND APPARENT DAMAGE TO NOSEWHEEL STEERING. PLT ACCEPTED ACFT FOR FLT. TESTED STEERING ON TAXI. UPON LNDG, NOSEWHEEL STEERING FAILED. ACFT EXITED R SIDE OF RWY.
Narrative: DURING A PREFLT INSPECTION, I NOTICED THAT THERE WAS SLIGHT DAMAGE TO THE TURNING STOPS ON THE UPPER AND LOWER PORTIONS OF THE NOSE GEAR STRUT. IT APPEARED THAT IT HAD BEEN TURNED PAST THE 30 DEG LIMIT DURING TOWING. THERE WERE NO MECHS ON DUTY TO CHK THE DAMAGE AT THE PLANNED DEP TIME. I INSPECTED THE ENTIRE NOSE GEAR STRUT AND STEERING ASSEMBLY FROM UNDERNEATH THE AIRPLANE AND COULD NOT SEE ANY OTHER PROBS. I TAXIED THE AIRPLANE, MAKING 2 90 DEG TURNS, TO THE L AND R AND A 180 DEG TURN TO THE L PRIOR TO TKOF. THE STEERING FUNCTIONED NORMALLY THEN AND ON TKOF ROLL. A SHORT FIELD APCH WAS MADE AT ANB WITH MINIMUM AIRSPD ON FINAL AND A SOFT LNDG. THE NOSEWHEEL STEERING FAILED AT ABOUT 55 KTS ON THE LNDG ROLLOUT, CAUSING THE AIRPLANE TO TURN SHARPLY TO THE R. THE AIRPLANE CAME TO REST JUST OFF THE RWY (RWY 5 AT ANB), TO THE R. INSPECTION REVEALED THAT AN ALUMINUM BAR OR PLATE AT THE TOP OF THE NOSE GEAR HAD BROKEN. THE NOSEWHEEL TURNED FULL R PAST THE 30 DEG STOP AND LOCKED.
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.