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Aviation Safety Reporting System
|Local Time Of Day||1201 To 1800|
|Altitude||agl single value : 0|
|Operator||general aviation : personal|
|Make Model Name||Any Unknown or Unlisted Aircraft Manufacturer|
|Operating Under FAR Part||Part 91|
|Flight Phase||landing : roll|
|Function||flight crew : single pilot|
|Qualification||pilot : instrument|
pilot : commercial
|Experience||flight time last 90 days : 65|
flight time total : 864
flight time type : 248
|Anomaly||excursion : runway|
ground encounters other
non adherence : published procedure
|Independent Detector||other flight crewa|
|Resolutory Action||flight crew : executed go around|
|Problem Areas||Flight Crew Human Performance|
|Primary Problem||Flight Crew Human Performance|
Incident occurred while landing at home base airport, pecan plantation (0tx1), runway 36. Winds were light and variable, occasionally direct crosswind to runway. Runway 36 has a slight upward slope. Set up final approach at 80 KTS for runway 36. Just prior to reaching approach end of the runway, I felt sink, and I reactively pulled back on the stick and touchdown occurred in front of the runway on the grass overrun. Touchdown was rather abrupt and caused bounce. Upon bounced touchdown, I applied power and made a go-around and set up for another approach. Upon rollout of second landing, I noticed the left brake was not working (pedal fully depressed and no braking action). Upon realizing I was not going to be able to stop on runway, I proceeded to go around again. On third approach, realizing I would not have a left brake, I attempted to land at the lowest speed possible at touchdown. Landing at min speed, the aircraft continued to roll off the runway onto the overrun on the north end of runway 36 (attempting to apply as much brake as possible). As the airplane slowed down to taxi speed, the aircraft started veering left and the airplane settled to a stop on the left wing (the left main gear had collapsed). The landing gear damage appears to be caused by the impact of the landing gear onto the raised runway (an abrupt ledge 6 to 8 inches high). This impact removed the left wheel pant and apparently disabled the left brake. Inspected the approach end of runway 36 and saw gear tracks before runway and marks of impact on abrupt edge of beginning of asphalt runway. An airport landing light was struck and had a broken lens, but bulb intact. Left main wheel pant parts were found along the western edge of runway 36. A smooth transition from grass overrun to asphalt runway would have prevented a large aft load on the main gear from occurring. All approachs were made with full flaps.
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: A CIRRUS (SR22) PLT PORPOSIED JUST SHORT OF RWY 36 AT 0TX1, WHICH RESULTED IN A GEAR COLLAPSE DURING THE SUBSEQUENT LNDG.
Narrative: INCIDENT OCCURRED WHILE LNDG AT HOME BASE ARPT, PECAN PLANTATION (0TX1), RWY 36. WINDS WERE LIGHT AND VARIABLE, OCCASIONALLY DIRECT XWIND TO RWY. RWY 36 HAS A SLIGHT UPWARD SLOPE. SET UP FINAL APCH AT 80 KTS FOR RWY 36. JUST PRIOR TO REACHING APCH END OF THE RWY, I FELT SINK, AND I REACTIVELY PULLED BACK ON THE STICK AND TOUCHDOWN OCCURRED IN FRONT OF THE RWY ON THE GRASS OVERRUN. TOUCHDOWN WAS RATHER ABRUPT AND CAUSED BOUNCE. UPON BOUNCED TOUCHDOWN, I APPLIED POWER AND MADE A GO-AROUND AND SET UP FOR ANOTHER APCH. UPON ROLLOUT OF SECOND LNDG, I NOTICED THE L BRAKE WAS NOT WORKING (PEDAL FULLY DEPRESSED AND NO BRAKING ACTION). UPON REALIZING I WAS NOT GOING TO BE ABLE TO STOP ON RWY, I PROCEEDED TO GO AROUND AGAIN. ON THIRD APCH, REALIZING I WOULD NOT HAVE A L BRAKE, I ATTEMPTED TO LAND AT THE LOWEST SPD POSSIBLE AT TOUCHDOWN. LNDG AT MIN SPD, THE ACFT CONTINUED TO ROLL OFF THE RWY ONTO THE OVERRUN ON THE N END OF RWY 36 (ATTEMPTING TO APPLY AS MUCH BRAKE AS POSSIBLE). AS THE AIRPLANE SLOWED DOWN TO TAXI SPD, THE ACFT STARTED VEERING L AND THE AIRPLANE SETTLED TO A STOP ON THE L WING (THE L MAIN GEAR HAD COLLAPSED). THE LNDG GEAR DAMAGE APPEARS TO BE CAUSED BY THE IMPACT OF THE LNDG GEAR ONTO THE RAISED RWY (AN ABRUPT LEDGE 6 TO 8 INCHES HIGH). THIS IMPACT REMOVED THE L WHEEL PANT AND APPARENTLY DISABLED THE L BRAKE. INSPECTED THE APCH END OF RWY 36 AND SAW GEAR TRACKS BEFORE RWY AND MARKS OF IMPACT ON ABRUPT EDGE OF BEGINNING OF ASPHALT RWY. AN ARPT LNDG LIGHT WAS STRUCK AND HAD A BROKEN LENS, BUT BULB INTACT. L MAIN WHEEL PANT PARTS WERE FOUND ALONG THE WESTERN EDGE OF RWY 36. A SMOOTH TRANSITION FROM GRASS OVERRUN TO ASPHALT RWY WOULD HAVE PREVENTED A LARGE AFT LOAD ON THE MAIN GEAR FROM OCCURRING. ALL APCHS WERE MADE WITH FULL FLAPS.
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.