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|Local Time Of Day||1201 To 1800|
|Locale Reference||airport : isp.airport|
|Altitude||agl single value : 0|
|Operator||general aviation : instructional|
|Make Model Name||Skyhawk 172/Cutlass 172|
|Operating Under FAR Part||Part 91|
|Flight Phase||landing : roll|
|Function||instruction : instructor|
other personnel other
|Qualification||pilot : atp|
pilot : cfi
pilot : multi engine
|Experience||flight time last 90 days : 30|
flight time total : 10000
flight time type : 50
|Function||flight crew : single pilot|
|Anomaly||ground encounters : gear up landing|
|Independent Detector||other flight crewa|
other flight crewb
|Resolutory Action||none taken : detected after the fact|
|Problem Areas||Flight Crew Human Performance|
|Primary Problem||Flight Crew Human Performance|
C172RG did not suffer substantial damage as defined by the NTSB and therefore this is not a rptable accident. Applicant knew before returning to isp that his commercial flight test was disapproved due to takeoffs and lndgs not up to commercial caliber. We were on a 5 mi final and applicant was glum. To lighten his load, I asked if he'd like to track the localizer and eventually GS for our straight-in, if he wanted, I told him it wasn't part of the flight test. He could keep his head inside while I scanned for traffic. He did well and about 400 ft I told him to go visual and do a soft field landing. All went well until the propeller hit the runway and we came to a full stop. No injury to us. Extenuating circumstances: the landing gear warning horn was disregarded by both applicant and me as it sounded intermittently during taxi and most phases of the commercial flight test regardless of speeds and gear up or down. If instrument rated pilot was not concentrating on localizer and GS perhaps gump check would have been done. Examiner too busy looking at approaching runway.
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: COMMERCIAL PLT CERTIFICATE APPLICANT LANDED GEAR UP AT THE END OF AN UNSUCCESSFUL CERTIFICATION PRACTICAL TEST.
Narrative: C172RG DID NOT SUFFER SUBSTANTIAL DAMAGE AS DEFINED BY THE NTSB AND THEREFORE THIS IS NOT A RPTABLE ACCIDENT. APPLICANT KNEW BEFORE RETURNING TO ISP THAT HIS COMMERCIAL FLT TEST WAS DISAPPROVED DUE TO TKOFS AND LNDGS NOT UP TO COMMERCIAL CALIBER. WE WERE ON A 5 MI FINAL AND APPLICANT WAS GLUM. TO LIGHTEN HIS LOAD, I ASKED IF HE'D LIKE TO TRACK THE LOC AND EVENTUALLY GS FOR OUR STRAIGHT-IN, IF HE WANTED, I TOLD HIM IT WASN'T PART OF THE FLT TEST. HE COULD KEEP HIS HEAD INSIDE WHILE I SCANNED FOR TFC. HE DID WELL AND ABOUT 400 FT I TOLD HIM TO GO VISUAL AND DO A SOFT FIELD LNDG. ALL WENT WELL UNTIL THE PROP HIT THE RWY AND WE CAME TO A FULL STOP. NO INJURY TO US. EXTENUATING CIRCUMSTANCES: THE LNDG GEAR WARNING HORN WAS DISREGARDED BY BOTH APPLICANT AND ME AS IT SOUNDED INTERMITTENTLY DURING TAXI AND MOST PHASES OF THE COMMERCIAL FLT TEST REGARDLESS OF SPDS AND GEAR UP OR DOWN. IF INST RATED PLT WAS NOT CONCENTRATING ON LOC AND GS PERHAPS GUMP CHK WOULD HAVE BEEN DONE. EXAMINER TOO BUSY LOOKING AT APCHING RWY.
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.