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|Local Time Of Day||0601 To 1200|
|Locale Reference||airport : zzz.airport|
|Altitude||agl single value : 0|
|Operator||common carrier : air taxi|
|Make Model Name||Cessna 402/402C/B379 Businessliner/Utiliner|
|Operating Under FAR Part||Part 135|
|Flight Phase||landing : roll|
|Affiliation||company : air taxi|
|Function||flight crew : single pilot|
|Qualification||pilot : commercial|
pilot : multi engine
|Experience||flight time last 90 days : 250|
flight time total : 1450
flight time type : 600
|Anomaly||aircraft equipment problem : critical|
|Independent Detector||other flight crewa|
|Resolutory Action||none taken : detected after the fact|
On right downwind; the landing gear extended normally with a positive indication of 3 green lights and no red lights. A normal landing was performed with the main wheels touching down first. Utilized aeronautical dynamic braking by holding the nosewheel off until airspeed decreased. As the nose was lowered it was apparent there was a gear abnormality. The nosewheel did not support the aircraft and collapsed. Aircraft came to a stop on the centerline. Shut down aircraft and evacuate/evacuationed.
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: DESPITE GEAR SAFE INDICATION; C402 SUFFERS NOSE GEAR COLLAPSE ON LNDG.
Narrative: ON R DOWNWIND; THE LNDG GEAR EXTENDED NORMALLY WITH A POSITIVE INDICATION OF 3 GREEN LIGHTS AND NO RED LIGHTS. A NORMAL LNDG WAS PERFORMED WITH THE MAIN WHEELS TOUCHING DOWN FIRST. UTILIZED AERO DYNAMIC BRAKING BY HOLDING THE NOSEWHEEL OFF UNTIL AIRSPD DECREASED. AS THE NOSE WAS LOWERED IT WAS APPARENT THERE WAS A GEAR ABNORMALITY. THE NOSEWHEEL DID NOT SUPPORT THE ACFT AND COLLAPSED. ACFT CAME TO A STOP ON THE CTRLINE. SHUT DOWN ACFT AND EVACED.
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.