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Aviation Safety Reporting System
|Local Time Of Day||1201 To 1800|
|Locale Reference||airport : mrn.airport|
|Operator||general aviation : personal|
|Make Model Name||Champion Citabria 7ECA|
|Operating Under FAR Part||Part 91|
|Flight Phase||landing : roll|
|Route In Use||approach : visual|
|Function||flight crew : single pilot|
|Qualification||pilot : private|
|Experience||flight time last 90 days : 3.9|
flight time total : 1027
flight time type : 113.7
|Function||observation : passenger|
|Independent Detector||other flight crewa|
other flight crewb
|Resolutory Action||none taken : unable|
Flight Crew Human Performance
|Primary Problem||Flight Crew Human Performance|
A problem arose during the landing of the aircraft. 2 rated pilots were aboard. The PIC (me) flared too high on landing; over-corrected; and caused the aircraft to bounce several times. The second pilot (the passenger) attempted to take control of the aircraft. During the ensuing confusion; the aircraft left the runway damaging the landing gear and causing a propeller strike. A possible contributing factor in the incident was that a clear understanding did not exist between the 2 pilots regarding xfer of PIC responsibility. While this incident may possibly be outside of the scope of this reporting system; it is clear that a well understood agreement between 2 pilots aboard the same aircraft regarding xfer of PIC responsibility that is made prior to commencement of flight can be a critical factor in problem avoidance.
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: PLTS LOSE CTL OF SMA TAIL DRAGGER DURING BOUNCED LNDG.
Narrative: A PROB AROSE DURING THE LNDG OF THE ACFT. 2 RATED PLTS WERE ABOARD. THE PIC (ME) FLARED TOO HIGH ON LNDG; OVER-CORRECTED; AND CAUSED THE ACFT TO BOUNCE SEVERAL TIMES. THE SECOND PLT (THE PAX) ATTEMPTED TO TAKE CTL OF THE ACFT. DURING THE ENSUING CONFUSION; THE ACFT LEFT THE RWY DAMAGING THE LNDG GEAR AND CAUSING A PROP STRIKE. A POSSIBLE CONTRIBUTING FACTOR IN THE INCIDENT WAS THAT A CLR UNDERSTANDING DID NOT EXIST BTWN THE 2 PLTS REGARDING XFER OF PIC RESPONSIBILITY. WHILE THIS INCIDENT MAY POSSIBLY BE OUTSIDE OF THE SCOPE OF THIS RPTING SYS; IT IS CLR THAT A WELL UNDERSTOOD AGREEMENT BTWN 2 PLTS ABOARD THE SAME ACFT REGARDING XFER OF PIC RESPONSIBILITY THAT IS MADE PRIOR TO COMMENCEMENT OF FLT CAN BE A CRITICAL FACTOR IN PROB AVOIDANCE.
Data retrieved from NASA's ASRS site as of January 2009 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.