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|Local Time Of Day||1201 To 1800|
|Locale Reference||airport : f46.airport|
|Altitude||agl single value : 0|
|Controlling Facilities||tower : ixd.tower|
|Operator||general aviation : personal|
|Make Model Name||PA-28 Cherokee Arrow IV|
|Operating Under FAR Part||Part 91|
|Flight Phase||descent : approach|
|Route In Use||approach : traffic pattern|
|Function||flight crew : single pilot|
|Qualification||pilot : private|
|Experience||flight time last 90 days : 31|
flight time total : 1607
flight time type : 350
|Anomaly||conflict : ground critical|
ground encounters : vehicle
non adherence : far
|Independent Detector||other flight crewa|
other other : vd 2
|Resolutory Action||none taken : insufficient time|
|Consequence||faa : investigated|
Flight Crew Human Performance
|Airport||design : f46.airport|
signage : f46.airport
Operator of pickup truck, who is a pilot and owns and operates an aircraft sales facility, should have observed aircraft on final. Pickup, being able to stop, should have. Possible actions to help prevent a recurrence: replace existing aircraft signs with warning signs and flashing caution lights to warn of possible low flying aircraft. Lengthen displaced threshold to approximately 400 ft to encourage pilots to fly a steeper approach. Crossing road at a higher altitude. Right wheel of main landing gear of airplane on final approach to runway 35 contacts top of pickup truck and continues to a point beyond displaced threshold for a successful landing. Truck top damaged and one bracket holding aircraft main gear broken. Gear did not collapse. FAA dallas office investigated incident.
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: CRITICAL GND CONFLICT WHEN A LNDG PA28 R WHEEL HITS THE TOP OF A PICKUP TRUCK XING THE APCH END OF RWY 35 AT F46, TX.
Narrative: OPERATOR OF PICKUP TRUCK, WHO IS A PLT AND OWNS AND OPERATES AN ACFT SALES FACILITY, SHOULD HAVE OBSERVED ACFT ON FINAL. PICKUP, BEING ABLE TO STOP, SHOULD HAVE. POSSIBLE ACTIONS TO HELP PREVENT A RECURRENCE: REPLACE EXISTING ACFT SIGNS WITH WARNING SIGNS AND FLASHING CAUTION LIGHTS TO WARN OF POSSIBLE LOW FLYING ACFT. LENGTHEN DISPLACED THRESHOLD TO APPROX 400 FT TO ENCOURAGE PLTS TO FLY A STEEPER APCH. XING ROAD AT A HIGHER ALT. R WHEEL OF MAIN LNDG GEAR OF AIRPLANE ON FINAL APCH TO RWY 35 CONTACTS TOP OF PICKUP TRUCK AND CONTINUES TO A POINT BEYOND DISPLACED THRESHOLD FOR A SUCCESSFUL LNDG. TRUCK TOP DAMAGED AND ONE BRACKET HOLDING ACFT MAIN GEAR BROKEN. GEAR DID NOT COLLAPSE. FAA DALLAS OFFICE INVESTIGATED INCIDENT.
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.