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Aviation Safety Reporting System
|Local Time Of Day||0601 To 1200|
|Locale Reference||airport : zzz.airport|
|Controlling Facilities||tower : myf.tower|
|Operator||general aviation : personal|
|Make Model Name||Cessna 150|
|Operating Under FAR Part||Part 91|
|Flight Phase||landing : roll|
|Function||flight crew : single pilot|
|Qualification||pilot : private|
|Experience||flight time last 90 days : 20|
flight time total : 140
flight time type : 140
|Anomaly||aircraft equipment problem : critical|
excursion : runway
other anomaly other
|Independent Detector||other flight crewa|
|Resolutory Action||none taken : detected after the fact|
Maintenance Human Performance
During normal landing main wheels were on the runway and nose was lowered to complete rollout. Nose gear failed to compress and engage nosewheel steering causing an abrupt left turn and collapsing nose gear. Callback conversation with reporter revealed the following conversation: the reporter stated when the main gear touched down and the nose gear was lowered the airplane suddenly veered to the left and ran off the runway. The reporter said after leaving the runway the nose gear collapsed incurring damage to the nose gear, propeller and engine.
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: A CESSNA 150 ON LNDG WHEN NOSE LNDG GEAR TOUCHED RWY THE ACFT VEERED TO L DEPARTING RWY AND COLLAPSING THE NOSE GEAR.
Narrative: DURING NORMAL LNDG MAIN WHEELS WERE ON THE RWY AND NOSE WAS LOWERED TO COMPLETE ROLLOUT. NOSE GEAR FAILED TO COMPRESS AND ENGAGE NOSEWHEEL STEERING CAUSING AN ABRUPT L TURN AND COLLAPSING NOSE GEAR. CALLBACK CONVERSATION WITH RPTR REVEALED THE FOLLOWING CONVERSATION: THE RPTR STATED WHEN THE MAIN GEAR TOUCHED DOWN AND THE NOSE GEAR WAS LOWERED THE AIRPLANE SUDDENLY VEERED TO THE L AND RAN OFF THE RWY. THE RPTR SAID AFTER LEAVING THE RWY THE NOSE GEAR COLLAPSED INCURRING DAMAGE TO THE NOSE GEAR, PROP AND ENG.
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.