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|Local Time Of Day||1201 To 1800|
|Locale Reference||airport : zzz.airport|
|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|
|Route In Use||arrival : vfr|
|Function||flight crew : single pilot|
|Qualification||pilot : private|
|Experience||flight time last 90 days : 16.9|
flight time total : 1360.2
flight time type : 1294.7
|Anomaly||aircraft equipment problem : critical|
non adherence : published procedure
|Independent Detector||other flight crewa|
|Resolutory Action||none taken : detected after the fact|
Flight Crew Human Performance
The situation occurred at ZZZ. I was flying locally from ocean city, nj, to cape may, nj, from cape may, nj to ZZZ. The airplane was slowed down prior to entering the traffic pattern. I entered the traffic pattern at pattern altitude. I reported downwind, I adjusted the manifold, dropped my gear at the numbers, applied 15 degrees of flaps, trimmed the airplane, reported base, turned base, added more flaps, reported a final, turned final at 500 ft. I did my final check of gump. It was, what I considered a normal approach. I knew as soon as I touched down that I had a problem, that is about everything that I remember. After we were able to check the airplane we found that the flaps were fully extended, the landing gear switch was in full down position, the landing gear doors were partially open, exposing the wheels. While in the process of lifting the airplane high enough to put the wheels down, it was determined that the landing gear circuit breaker had popped. It took 2 or 3 times to get the gear fully extended and each time we had to reset the circuit breaker. Part of the problem that I could see was that it was a bright and sunny day. I had my strobe and navigation lights on, out of habit. I was told that this takes away the brightness of the 3 red lights. At first glance I thought they were on and there is a possibility that they were not.
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: EVEN THOUGH THE SMA PLT FOLLOWED PROPER PROCS DURING LNDG AT ZZZ, HE LANDED GEAR UP.
Narrative: THE SIT OCCURRED AT ZZZ. I WAS FLYING LOCALLY FROM OCEAN CITY, NJ, TO CAPE MAY, NJ, FROM CAPE MAY, NJ TO ZZZ. THE AIRPLANE WAS SLOWED DOWN PRIOR TO ENTERING THE TFC PATTERN. I ENTERED THE TFC PATTERN AT PATTERN ALT. I RPTED DOWNWIND, I ADJUSTED THE MANIFOLD, DROPPED MY GEAR AT THE NUMBERS, APPLIED 15 DEGS OF FLAPS, TRIMMED THE AIRPLANE, RPTED BASE, TURNED BASE, ADDED MORE FLAPS, RPTED A FINAL, TURNED FINAL AT 500 FT. I DID MY FINAL CHK OF GUMP. IT WAS, WHAT I CONSIDERED A NORMAL APCH. I KNEW AS SOON AS I TOUCHED DOWN THAT I HAD A PROB, THAT IS ABOUT EVERYTHING THAT I REMEMBER. AFTER WE WERE ABLE TO CHK THE AIRPLANE WE FOUND THAT THE FLAPS WERE FULLY EXTENDED, THE LNDG GEAR SWITCH WAS IN FULL DOWN POS, THE LNDG GEAR DOORS WERE PARTIALLY OPEN, EXPOSING THE WHEELS. WHILE IN THE PROCESS OF LIFTING THE AIRPLANE HIGH ENOUGH TO PUT THE WHEELS DOWN, IT WAS DETERMINED THAT THE LNDG GEAR CIRCUIT BREAKER HAD POPPED. IT TOOK 2 OR 3 TIMES TO GET THE GEAR FULLY EXTENDED AND EACH TIME WE HAD TO RESET THE CIRCUIT BREAKER. PART OF THE PROB THAT I COULD SEE WAS THAT IT WAS A BRIGHT AND SUNNY DAY. I HAD MY STROBE AND NAV LIGHTS ON, OUT OF HABIT. I WAS TOLD THAT THIS TAKES AWAY THE BRIGHTNESS OF THE 3 RED LIGHTS. AT FIRST GLANCE I THOUGHT THEY WERE ON AND THERE IS A POSSIBILITY THAT THEY WERE NOT.
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.