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|Local Time Of Day||1201 To 1800|
|Locale Reference||airport : prc.airport|
|Altitude||agl bound lower : 0|
agl bound upper : 10
|Controlling Facilities||tower : prc.tower|
|Operator||general aviation : instructional|
|Make Model Name||Cessna Stationair/Turbo Stationair 6|
|Operating Under FAR Part||Part 91|
|Flight Phase||descent : approach|
landing : roll
|Route In Use||approach : traffic pattern|
|Function||instruction : trainee|
|Qualification||pilot : commercial|
pilot : instrument
pilot : multi engine
|Experience||flight time last 90 days : 20|
flight time total : 270
flight time type : 2.7
|Function||instruction : instructor|
|Anomaly||non adherence : published procedure|
non adherence : far
|Independent Detector||other flight crewa|
other flight crewb
|Resolutory Action||none taken : insufficient time|
Flight Crew Human Performance
|Primary Problem||Flight Crew Human Performance|
Problem began on short final. I flew the aircraft down to about 20 ft, reducing power down to idle. As the aircraft began to sink, I raised the nose to abort a vy pitch attitude. The sink rate started to increase, so I added a little more aft pressure on the yoke and touched down main wheels first. The position of the yoke upon touchdown caused the aircraft to strike it's tail and become airborne. The aircraft flew for half a second and landed flat again. Damage was discovered upon postflt tiedown procedures. Student nor instructor believed landing was hard enough to damage anything. Damage found was missing tiedown ring. Contributing factors were very low time in aircraft (less than 5 hours) and transition of pilot from left to right seat (approximately 20 hours ago) for CFI/ii training. I also learned a new landing technique applicable to C172 models. Maybe instructor should not be so complacent when student is transitioning to a new aircraft. Installation of a tailskid could have limited damage. Students (my) view of a landing was different on each landing attempt. Maybe if consistent pictures were demonstrated and if both student and instructor had more time in type, we would have realized our mistakes earlier.
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: C182 STUDENT AND INSTRUCTOR PLT LET THE ACFT GET SLOW WHEN PWR WAS NOT ADDED, AND LANDED TAIL FIRST. THE ACFT WAS DAMAGED.
Narrative: PROB BEGAN ON SHORT FINAL. I FLEW THE ACFT DOWN TO ABOUT 20 FT, REDUCING PWR DOWN TO IDLE. AS THE ACFT BEGAN TO SINK, I RAISED THE NOSE TO ABORT A VY PITCH ATTITUDE. THE SINK RATE STARTED TO INCREASE, SO I ADDED A LITTLE MORE AFT PRESSURE ON THE YOKE AND TOUCHED DOWN MAIN WHEELS FIRST. THE POS OF THE YOKE UPON TOUCHDOWN CAUSED THE ACFT TO STRIKE IT'S TAIL AND BECOME AIRBORNE. THE ACFT FLEW FOR HALF A SECOND AND LANDED FLAT AGAIN. DAMAGE WAS DISCOVERED UPON POSTFLT TIEDOWN PROCS. STUDENT NOR INSTRUCTOR BELIEVED LNDG WAS HARD ENOUGH TO DAMAGE ANYTHING. DAMAGE FOUND WAS MISSING TIEDOWN RING. CONTRIBUTING FACTORS WERE VERY LOW TIME IN ACFT (LESS THAN 5 HRS) AND TRANSITION OF PLT FROM L TO R SEAT (APPROX 20 HRS AGO) FOR CFI/II TRAINING. I ALSO LEARNED A NEW LNDG TECHNIQUE APPLICABLE TO C172 MODELS. MAYBE INSTRUCTOR SHOULD NOT BE SO COMPLACENT WHEN STUDENT IS TRANSITIONING TO A NEW ACFT. INSTALLATION OF A TAILSKID COULD HAVE LIMITED DAMAGE. STUDENTS (MY) VIEW OF A LNDG WAS DIFFERENT ON EACH LNDG ATTEMPT. MAYBE IF CONSISTENT PICTURES WERE DEMONSTRATED AND IF BOTH STUDENT AND INSTRUCTOR HAD MORE TIME IN TYPE, WE WOULD HAVE REALIZED OUR MISTAKES EARLIER.
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.