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|Local Time Of Day||1801 To 2400|
|Locale Reference||airport : coq.airport|
|Altitude||agl single value : 0|
|Operator||general aviation : personal|
|Make Model Name||Champion Citabria 7ECA|
|Operating Under FAR Part||Part 91|
|Flight Phase||landing : roll|
|Function||flight crew : single pilot|
|Qualification||pilot : atp|
|Experience||flight time last 90 days : 200|
flight time total : 15000
flight time type : 15
|Anomaly||excursion : runway|
non adherence : published procedure
non adherence : far
|Independent Detector||other flight crewa|
|Resolutory Action||none taken : unable|
|Problem Areas||Flight Crew Human Performance|
|Primary Problem||Flight Crew Human Performance|
I was a bit fast on approach and landed long. Crossed over the pavement of the crosswind runway and went into a ditch and took the landing gear off the aircraft and struck the propeller. I was moving approximately 20 KTS when the incident took place. There were no injuries so we evacuate/evacuationed the aircraft. Prior to moving the aircraft I contacted the NTSB where they informed me that it most likely was not going to be considered an accident and I was given permission to move the aircraft. The main contributing factors to this incident are stated in the first sentence and that I elected to situation in the rear seat (tandem seating) so that my passenger (also a pilot; though not endorsed for a tailwheel aircraft) could situation in the front. Another contributing factor is that my mindset was not on flying; I had many other personal issues that were consuming my thought process. I actually felt pressured to fly. Better judgement is what I needed to exercise. I know that this incident would not have happened had I just not allowed myself to be pressured into flying; and most likely would not have happened had I not chosen to situation in the back seat of this tandem seat aircraft.
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: A CHAMPION PILOT DISTRACTED BY PERSONAL ISSUES AND SITTING IN THE REAR SEAT LANDED LONG; DEPARTED THE RWY; AND KNOCKED THE LNDG GEAR AND PROP OFF.
Narrative: I WAS A BIT FAST ON APCH AND LANDED LONG. CROSSED OVER THE PAVEMENT OF THE XWIND RWY AND WENT INTO A DITCH AND TOOK THE LNDG GEAR OFF THE ACFT AND STRUCK THE PROP. I WAS MOVING APPROX 20 KTS WHEN THE INCIDENT TOOK PLACE. THERE WERE NO INJURIES SO WE EVACED THE ACFT. PRIOR TO MOVING THE ACFT I CONTACTED THE NTSB WHERE THEY INFORMED ME THAT IT MOST LIKELY WAS NOT GOING TO BE CONSIDERED AN ACCIDENT AND I WAS GIVEN PERMISSION TO MOVE THE ACFT. THE MAIN CONTRIBUTING FACTORS TO THIS INCIDENT ARE STATED IN THE FIRST SENTENCE AND THAT I ELECTED TO SIT IN THE REAR SEAT (TANDEM SEATING) SO THAT MY PAX (ALSO A PLT; THOUGH NOT ENDORSED FOR A TAILWHEEL ACFT) COULD SIT IN THE FRONT. ANOTHER CONTRIBUTING FACTOR IS THAT MY MINDSET WAS NOT ON FLYING; I HAD MANY OTHER PERSONAL ISSUES THAT WERE CONSUMING MY THOUGHT PROCESS. I ACTUALLY FELT PRESSURED TO FLY. BETTER JUDGEMENT IS WHAT I NEEDED TO EXERCISE. I KNOW THAT THIS INCIDENT WOULD NOT HAVE HAPPENED HAD I JUST NOT ALLOWED MYSELF TO BE PRESSURED INTO FLYING; AND MOST LIKELY WOULD NOT HAVE HAPPENED HAD I NOT CHOSEN TO SIT IN THE BACK SEAT OF THIS TANDEM SEAT ACFT.
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.