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Aviation Safety Reporting System
|Local Time Of Day||1201 To 1800|
|Locale Reference||airport : pcm.airport|
|Altitude||agl single value : 0|
|Operator||general aviation : personal|
|Make Model Name||Amateur (Home) Built|
|Operating Under FAR Part||Part 91|
|Flight Phase||landing : roll|
|Route In Use||approach : visual|
|Function||flight crew : single pilot|
oversight : pic
|Qualification||pilot : private|
|Experience||flight time last 90 days : 14|
flight time total : 860
flight time type : 60
|Function||maintenance : technician|
|Anomaly||aircraft equipment problem : critical|
|Independent Detector||other flight crewa|
|Resolutory Action||none taken : unable|
On landing pcm at touchdown, the plane landing on runway 10 started to veer to the right. Left rudder was applied. It kept going right, so I thought I would go in the grass. I applied brakes, and the bolt holding the pilot side gear sheared, aircraft ground looped, and the gear separated. I then learned zph, my home base, was trying to radio me because my tailwheel had come apart on takeoff.
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: A HOME BUILT BD4 PLT GND LOOPS ON THE LNDG RWY WHEN HE LOSES CTL OF THE ACFT, SHEARING THE L GEAR OFF DURING LNDG AT PCM, FL.
Narrative: ON LNDG PCM AT TOUCHDOWN, THE PLANE LNDG ON RWY 10 STARTED TO VEER TO THE R. L RUDDER WAS APPLIED. IT KEPT GOING R, SO I THOUGHT I WOULD GO IN THE GRASS. I APPLIED BRAKES, AND THE BOLT HOLDING THE PLT SIDE GEAR SHEARED, ACFT GND LOOPED, AND THE GEAR SEPARATED. I THEN LEARNED ZPH, MY HOME BASE, WAS TRYING TO RADIO ME BECAUSE MY TAILWHEEL HAD COME APART ON TKOF.
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.