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|Local Time Of Day||1201 To 1800|
|Locale Reference||airport : zzz.airport|
|Altitude||agl single value : 0|
|Operator||general aviation : instructional|
|Make Model Name||PA-44 Seminole Turbo Seminole|
|Operating Under FAR Part||Part 91|
|Flight Phase||landing : roll|
|Route In Use||approach : traffic pattern|
arrival : vfr
|Function||instruction : instructor|
|Qualification||pilot : multi engine|
pilot : instrument
pilot : commercial
pilot : cfi
|Experience||flight time last 90 days : 150|
flight time total : 1000
flight time type : 200
|Function||instruction : trainee|
|Anomaly||aircraft equipment problem : critical|
conflict : ground critical
ground encounters : gear up landing
ground encounters other
|Independent Detector||other flight crewa|
other flight crewb
|Resolutory Action||none taken : insufficient time|
none taken : unable
Nose gear collapsed on touchdown. While on downwind, gear was lowered, and 3 green lights were noted, along with 1 nosewheel visible on the nacelle mirror. The approach to landing was normal, with no abnormalities and accomplished at 80 KIAS. On short final, the gear was again verified as down with 3 green lights and no red lights. Touchdown was accomplished at normal speed smoothly and on centerline. There was no side load. As the nosewheel touched down, it immediately collapsed. The airplane then slid to a stop nearly on centerline and was evacuate/evacuationed. The cause is currently under investigation by the school.
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: NOSE GEAR COLLAPSES ON A PA44 UPON TOUCHDOWN AT ZZZ, US.
Narrative: NOSE GEAR COLLAPSED ON TOUCHDOWN. WHILE ON DOWNWIND, GEAR WAS LOWERED, AND 3 GREEN LIGHTS WERE NOTED, ALONG WITH 1 NOSEWHEEL VISIBLE ON THE NACELLE MIRROR. THE APCH TO LNDG WAS NORMAL, WITH NO ABNORMALITIES AND ACCOMPLISHED AT 80 KIAS. ON SHORT FINAL, THE GEAR WAS AGAIN VERIFIED AS DOWN WITH 3 GREEN LIGHTS AND NO RED LIGHTS. TOUCHDOWN WAS ACCOMPLISHED AT NORMAL SPD SMOOTHLY AND ON CTRLINE. THERE WAS NO SIDE LOAD. AS THE NOSEWHEEL TOUCHED DOWN, IT IMMEDIATELY COLLAPSED. THE AIRPLANE THEN SLID TO A STOP NEARLY ON CTRLINE AND WAS EVACED. THE CAUSE IS CURRENTLY UNDER INVESTIGATION BY THE SCHOOL.
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.