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|Local Time Of Day||0601 To 1200|
|Locale Reference||airport : o88.airport|
|Operator||general aviation : personal|
|Make Model Name||Rallye Commodore MS-982, Rallye 150T/150ST/150SV/150SVS|
|Operating Under FAR Part||Part 91|
|Flight Phase||descent : approach|
|Route In Use||approach : visual|
|Function||flight crew : single pilot|
|Qualification||pilot : student|
|Experience||flight time total : 165|
flight time type : 120
|Function||observation : passenger|
|Anomaly||ground encounters : gear up landing|
non adherence : published procedure
|Independent Detector||other flight crewa|
other other : pax 2
|Resolutory Action||flight crew : executed go around|
|Problem Areas||Flight Crew Human Performance|
|Primary Problem||Flight Crew Human Performance|
During a session of touch-and-go lndgs and takeoffs at rio vista, ca, airport, attempted a no-flaps, forward-slip landing. After a normal flare, and as plane was settling to runway, passenger and PIC heard a sound from beneath plane similar to hissing. Plane was at a slight nose-up attitude, stable at about 85 KTS airspeed. Both PIC and passenger noted gear lever up, and recovered by resuming full power. After an uneventful recovery, returned to land. Inspected the plane, and found only damage to be a lower communication antenna which was ground down approximately 1 inch. There was no other damage to the plane. On a normal soft field takeoff or landing, it is possible for this antenna to strike the runway surface. Antenna is straight, backward angle design, about 18 inches in length, as found in top mount communication antennas.
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: A TB20 STUDENT PLT AND PAX, ENGROSSED IN ATTEMPTING A NON STANDARD APCH, NEGLECTED TO EXTEND THE LNDG GEAR FOR LNDG. FORTUNATELY, DURING FLARE THE MISTAKE WAS DISCOVERED AND A GAR EXECUTED.
Narrative: DURING A SESSION OF TOUCH-AND-GO LNDGS AND TKOFS AT RIO VISTA, CA, ARPT, ATTEMPTED A NO-FLAPS, FORWARD-SLIP LNDG. AFTER A NORMAL FLARE, AND AS PLANE WAS SETTLING TO RWY, PAX AND PIC HEARD A SOUND FROM BENEATH PLANE SIMILAR TO HISSING. PLANE WAS AT A SLIGHT NOSE-UP ATTITUDE, STABLE AT ABOUT 85 KTS AIRSPD. BOTH PIC AND PAX NOTED GEAR LEVER UP, AND RECOVERED BY RESUMING FULL PWR. AFTER AN UNEVENTFUL RECOVERY, RETURNED TO LAND. INSPECTED THE PLANE, AND FOUND ONLY DAMAGE TO BE A LOWER COM ANTENNA WHICH WAS GND DOWN APPROX 1 INCH. THERE WAS NO OTHER DAMAGE TO THE PLANE. ON A NORMAL SOFT FIELD TKOF OR LNDG, IT IS POSSIBLE FOR THIS ANTENNA TO STRIKE THE RWY SURFACE. ANTENNA IS STRAIGHT, BACKWARD ANGLE DESIGN, ABOUT 18 INCHES IN LENGTH, AS FOUND IN TOP MOUNT COM ANTENNAS.
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.