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|Local Time Of Day||1201 To 1800|
|Altitude||agl single value : 1500|
|Operator||general aviation : personal|
|Make Model Name||Skylane 182/RG Turbo Skylane/RG|
|Operating Under FAR Part||Part 91|
|Flight Phase||landing : go around|
|Function||flight crew : single pilot|
|Qualification||pilot : atp|
pilot : cfi
|Experience||flight time last 90 days : 75|
flight time total : 5450
flight time type : 700
|Anomaly||inflight encounter other|
non adherence other
other spatial deviation
|Independent Detector||other flight crewa|
|Resolutory Action||none taken : anomaly accepted|
|Problem Areas||Flight Crew Human Performance|
|Primary Problem||Flight Crew Human Performance|
I was flying my C182 to the flying M ranch, a private airstrip I have permission to operate from in the mountains of northwest oregon. The airstrip is dirt and gravel and located at the bottom of a u-shaped valley, surrounded by rising terrain on 3 sides and tall, dense forest. Normal use of the strip is to land to the west and, due to the forested, rising terrain, take off to the east. Prior to departure, I telephoned the flying M and learned that other aircraft had been using the airstrip that day. On arriving in the area, I spoke on the radio with the pilot of a piper cub who said he had just departed the strip. I circled the field twice and did not see any visible erosion damage or obstructions. Everything was normal throughout the approach phase. Wind information from the windsock was calm, and I set up landing to the west. As I touched down on the main wheels, I hit a rut and was bounced into the air. I recovered with power, and due to the diminishing remaining distance, executed a go around. I applied full power, raised the flaps from 45 degrees to 20 degrees, and rotated the nose to the best angle of climb speed. Within seconds, it became apparent that this maximum performance maneuver might not be sufficient to clear all the tree tops on the rapidly approaching slope. I maintained the best angle of climb speed, and the airplane may have contacted some tree tops. Clearing the obstructions, I resumed a normal climb profile and reversed course to the east. I then performed a control check, and found all flight controls and the engine to be operating normally. I returned to my base airport, about 15 mins flying time away, and executed a normal landing. Upon postflt inspection, I discovered small dents in the left wing, left stabilizer and lower fuselage.
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: WHEN THE LNDG WAS NOT AS EXPECTED A C182 PLT ELECTS TO GO AROUND FROM A RWY WITH RISING TERRAIN OFF THE END AND MAKES CONTACT WITH THE TREES ACQUIRING DENTS IN THE WINGS, FUSELAGE AND HORIZ STABILIZER.
Narrative: I WAS FLYING MY C182 TO THE FLYING M RANCH, A PVT AIRSTRIP I HAVE PERMISSION TO OPERATE FROM IN THE MOUNTAINS OF NW OREGON. THE AIRSTRIP IS DIRT AND GRAVEL AND LOCATED AT THE BOTTOM OF A U-SHAPED VALLEY, SURROUNDED BY RISING TERRAIN ON 3 SIDES AND TALL, DENSE FOREST. NORMAL USE OF THE STRIP IS TO LAND TO THE W AND, DUE TO THE FORESTED, RISING TERRAIN, TAKE OFF TO THE E. PRIOR TO DEP, I TELEPHONED THE FLYING M AND LEARNED THAT OTHER ACFT HAD BEEN USING THE AIRSTRIP THAT DAY. ON ARRIVING IN THE AREA, I SPOKE ON THE RADIO WITH THE PLT OF A PIPER CUB WHO SAID HE HAD JUST DEPARTED THE STRIP. I CIRCLED THE FIELD TWICE AND DID NOT SEE ANY VISIBLE EROSION DAMAGE OR OBSTRUCTIONS. EVERYTHING WAS NORMAL THROUGHOUT THE APCH PHASE. WIND INFO FROM THE WINDSOCK WAS CALM, AND I SET UP LNDG TO THE W. AS I TOUCHED DOWN ON THE MAIN WHEELS, I HIT A RUT AND WAS BOUNCED INTO THE AIR. I RECOVERED WITH PWR, AND DUE TO THE DIMINISHING REMAINING DISTANCE, EXECUTED A GAR. I APPLIED FULL PWR, RAISED THE FLAPS FROM 45 DEGS TO 20 DEGS, AND ROTATED THE NOSE TO THE BEST ANGLE OF CLB SPD. WITHIN SECONDS, IT BECAME APPARENT THAT THIS MAX PERFORMANCE MANEUVER MIGHT NOT BE SUFFICIENT TO CLR ALL THE TREE TOPS ON THE RAPIDLY APCHING SLOPE. I MAINTAINED THE BEST ANGLE OF CLB SPD, AND THE AIRPLANE MAY HAVE CONTACTED SOME TREE TOPS. CLRING THE OBSTRUCTIONS, I RESUMED A NORMAL CLB PROFILE AND REVERSED COURSE TO THE E. I THEN PERFORMED A CTL CHK, AND FOUND ALL FLT CTLS AND THE ENG TO BE OPERATING NORMALLY. I RETURNED TO MY BASE ARPT, ABOUT 15 MINS FLYING TIME AWAY, AND EXECUTED A NORMAL LNDG. UPON POSTFLT INSPECTION, I DISCOVERED SMALL DENTS IN THE L WING, L STABILIZER AND LOWER FUSELAGE.
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.