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|Local Time Of Day||1801 To 2400|
|Locale Reference||airport : lft.airport|
|Altitude||agl single value : 0|
|Controlling Facilities||tower : lft.tower|
|Operator||common carrier : air taxi|
|Make Model Name||Cessna Stationair/Turbo Stationair 6|
|Operating Under FAR Part||Part 135|
|Flight Phase||landing : roll|
|Affiliation||company : air taxi|
|Function||flight crew : single pilot|
|Qualification||pilot : instrument|
pilot : multi engine
pilot : atp
pilot : commercial
|Experience||flight time last 90 days : 171|
flight time total : 7100
flight time type : 15
|Affiliation||government : faa|
|Function||controller : approach|
|Anomaly||ground encounters : gear up landing|
non adherence : company policies
non adherence : published procedure
|Independent Detector||other flight crewa|
|Resolutory Action||none taken : detected after the fact|
|Problem Areas||Flight Crew Human Performance|
|Primary Problem||Flight Crew Human Performance|
I flew a cessna 206 amphibious aircraft, from southern seaplane, (65LA), to lafayette, la (lft) to pick up 3 passenger and take them to a location called block 69, which is southeast of venice, la. My trip started with an early show for a takeoff, 30 mins later. I flew to lft to pick up the 3 passenger and we departed for block 69 about 1 hour later. I stood by there for approximately 6 hours at which time we departed for 65LA to refuel and check the WX for the return trip to lft. There was a line of rain showers approaching the lafayette area and we departed for lft with the understanding that we may have to land at an alternate airport and either wait for the WX to pass or arrange for ground transportation to lafayette. We departed for lft. The flight was uneventful and after checking in with lft approach, I was told that a thunderstorm had moved over the field. I asked for the WX at new iberia and was told that it was VFR. So, thinking that the thunderstorm was the beginning of the line, I elected to divert to new iberia. As I approached new iberia, I could see that the cell over lft was isolated and the actual line was still 8-10 mi from lft. I asked approach to hold in VFR conditions, south of lft, and then after the cell passed, I would continue to lft. The request was granted and I held for just a couple of mins and was then told that the cell was passing and the WX was again VFR minimums. I flew towards lft and circled around the southwest side of the cell and the lft airport. About 3 mi from the field, I called the field in sight and was handed off to the tower. I was cleared to land on runway 11. I was watching the cell move off the field and was also watching the approaching line as I flew a left base entry to runway 11. I landed on runway 11 and did not put the gear down. Contributing to this occurrence was distraction with the WX and the 2 previous lndgs, I made in the aircraft that day had been water lndgs, which of course, does not require lowering the landing gear. I was also distraction while performing the landing checklist due to the change of frequencys from approach to tower.
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: A C206 AMPHIBIOUS PLT LANDED, GEAR UP, AT LFT.
Narrative: I FLEW A CESSNA 206 AMPHIBIOUS ACFT, FROM SOUTHERN SEAPLANE, (65LA), TO LAFAYETTE, LA (LFT) TO PICK UP 3 PAX AND TAKE THEM TO A LOCATION CALLED BLOCK 69, WHICH IS SE OF VENICE, LA. MY TRIP STARTED WITH AN EARLY SHOW FOR A TKOF, 30 MINS LATER. I FLEW TO LFT TO PICK UP THE 3 PAX AND WE DEPARTED FOR BLOCK 69 ABOUT 1 HR LATER. I STOOD BY THERE FOR APPROX 6 HRS AT WHICH TIME WE DEPARTED FOR 65LA TO REFUEL AND CHK THE WX FOR THE RETURN TRIP TO LFT. THERE WAS A LINE OF RAIN SHOWERS APCHING THE LAFAYETTE AREA AND WE DEPARTED FOR LFT WITH THE UNDERSTANDING THAT WE MAY HAVE TO LAND AT AN ALTERNATE ARPT AND EITHER WAIT FOR THE WX TO PASS OR ARRANGE FOR GND TRANSPORTATION TO LAFAYETTE. WE DEPARTED FOR LFT. THE FLT WAS UNEVENTFUL AND AFTER CHKING IN WITH LFT APCH, I WAS TOLD THAT A TSTM HAD MOVED OVER THE FIELD. I ASKED FOR THE WX AT NEW IBERIA AND WAS TOLD THAT IT WAS VFR. SO, THINKING THAT THE TSTM WAS THE BEGINNING OF THE LINE, I ELECTED TO DIVERT TO NEW IBERIA. AS I APCHED NEW IBERIA, I COULD SEE THAT THE CELL OVER LFT WAS ISOLATED AND THE ACTUAL LINE WAS STILL 8-10 MI FROM LFT. I ASKED APCH TO HOLD IN VFR CONDITIONS, S OF LFT, AND THEN AFTER THE CELL PASSED, I WOULD CONTINUE TO LFT. THE REQUEST WAS GRANTED AND I HELD FOR JUST A COUPLE OF MINS AND WAS THEN TOLD THAT THE CELL WAS PASSING AND THE WX WAS AGAIN VFR MINIMUMS. I FLEW TOWARDS LFT AND CIRCLED AROUND THE SW SIDE OF THE CELL AND THE LFT ARPT. ABOUT 3 MI FROM THE FIELD, I CALLED THE FIELD IN SIGHT AND WAS HANDED OFF TO THE TWR. I WAS CLRED TO LAND ON RWY 11. I WAS WATCHING THE CELL MOVE OFF THE FIELD AND WAS ALSO WATCHING THE APCHING LINE AS I FLEW A L BASE ENTRY TO RWY 11. I LANDED ON RWY 11 AND DID NOT PUT THE GEAR DOWN. CONTRIBUTING TO THIS OCCURRENCE WAS DISTR WITH THE WX AND THE 2 PREVIOUS LNDGS, I MADE IN THE ACFT THAT DAY HAD BEEN WATER LNDGS, WHICH OF COURSE, DOES NOT REQUIRE LOWERING THE LNDG GEAR. I WAS ALSO DISTR WHILE PERFORMING THE LNDG CHKLIST DUE TO THE CHANGE OF FREQS FROM APCH TO TWR.
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.