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Aviation Safety Reporting System
|Local Time Of Day||1201 To 1800|
|Locale Reference||airport : zzz.airport|
|Altitude||agl single value : 0|
|Operator||general aviation : personal|
|Make Model Name||Trinidad TB-20|
|Operating Under FAR Part||Part 91|
|Flight Phase||landing : roll|
|Function||other personnel other|
|Function||flight crew : single pilot|
|Anomaly||aircraft equipment problem : critical|
other anomaly other
|Independent Detector||other other : 1|
|Resolutory Action||none taken : anomaly accepted|
I was notified by mr X of company X, that he had sent my airplane (socata tb-20) to ZZZ, us, to demonstrate the airplane to a prospective buyer. During landing, the nose gear would not come down, and the mains did. The pilot said the gear switch did not operate. The airplane nose gear collapsed and the propeller struck the runway causing engine damage. I am waiting for the estimate of repair. The annual was due in august, and I informed mr X that I did not want to do the annual until a buyer was found so as not to have the engine torn down twice, also to not fly the airplane out of license. He did not inform me of this trip to ZZZ, nor did he have my permission to fly the airplane.
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: SOCATA TB-20 OWNER RPTED THAT THE NOSEWHEEL MALFUNCTIONED DURING LNDG AND COLLAPSED CAUSING DAMAGE TO THE COWLING AND ENG AT ZZZ.
Narrative: I WAS NOTIFIED BY MR X OF COMPANY X, THAT HE HAD SENT MY AIRPLANE (SOCATA TB-20) TO ZZZ, US, TO DEMONSTRATE THE AIRPLANE TO A PROSPECTIVE BUYER. DURING LNDG, THE NOSE GEAR WOULD NOT COME DOWN, AND THE MAINS DID. THE PLT SAID THE GEAR SWITCH DID NOT OPERATE. THE AIRPLANE NOSE GEAR COLLAPSED AND THE PROP STRUCK THE RWY CAUSING ENG DAMAGE. I AM WAITING FOR THE ESTIMATE OF REPAIR. THE ANNUAL WAS DUE IN AUGUST, AND I INFORMED MR X THAT I DID NOT WANT TO DO THE ANNUAL UNTIL A BUYER WAS FOUND SO AS NOT TO HAVE THE ENG TORN DOWN TWICE, ALSO TO NOT FLY THE AIRPLANE OUT OF LICENSE. HE DID NOT INFORM ME OF THIS TRIP TO ZZZ, NOR DID HE HAVE MY PERMISSION TO FLY THE AIRPLANE.
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.