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|Local Time Of Day||1201 To 1800|
|Locale Reference||airport : jln.airport|
|Altitude||agl single value : 0|
|Controlling Facilities||tower : jfk.tower|
|Operator||general aviation : personal|
|Make Model Name||Baron 55/Cochise|
|Operating Under FAR Part||Part 91|
|Flight Phase||landing : roll|
|Function||flight crew : single pilot|
|Qualification||pilot : multi engine|
pilot : private
|Experience||flight time last 90 days : 73|
flight time total : 1393
flight time type : 820
|Anomaly||aircraft equipment problem : critical|
other anomaly other
|Independent Detector||other flight crewa|
|Resolutory Action||none taken : detected after the fact|
I was on a special VFR approach into kjln. I had visual contact with the ground at 2200 ft MSL. I had visual contact with the runway 2.5 mi to 3 mi out. I made a normal approach, did my first gump check at 4 mi out and my second gump at 2 mi out. I touched down and my main gear collapsed. I had no indication that there was any problem until my propellers were in contact with the runway. There was no proximity horn/bell. I slid to a stop, pulled the mixtures, manifold pressure, and propellers, shut off the electrical system and exited the plane without further incident.
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: E55 BARON PLT HAS MAIN LNDG GEAR COLLAPSE AFTER TOUCHDOWN AT KJLN.
Narrative: I WAS ON A SPECIAL VFR APCH INTO KJLN. I HAD VISUAL CONTACT WITH THE GND AT 2200 FT MSL. I HAD VISUAL CONTACT WITH THE RWY 2.5 MI TO 3 MI OUT. I MADE A NORMAL APCH, DID MY FIRST GUMP CHK AT 4 MI OUT AND MY SECOND GUMP AT 2 MI OUT. I TOUCHED DOWN AND MY MAIN GEAR COLLAPSED. I HAD NO INDICATION THAT THERE WAS ANY PROB UNTIL MY PROPS WERE IN CONTACT WITH THE RWY. THERE WAS NO PROX HORN/BELL. I SLID TO A STOP, PULLED THE MIXTURES, MANIFOLD PRESSURE, AND PROPS, SHUT OFF THE ELECTRICAL SYS AND EXITED THE PLANE WITHOUT FURTHER 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.