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Aviation Safety Reporting System
|Local Time Of Day||1201 To 1800|
|Locale Reference||airport : fld|
|Altitude||agl bound lower : 0|
agl bound upper : 0
|Operator||general aviation : instructional|
|Make Model Name||Small Aircraft, High Wing, 1 Eng, Fixed Gear|
|Flight Phase||landing other|
|Function||flight crew : single pilot|
instruction : trainee
|Qualification||other other : other|
|Experience||flight time last 90 days : 6|
flight time total : 40
other anomaly other
|Independent Detector||other flight crewa|
|Resolutory Action||none taken : anomaly accepted|
|Consequence||faa : investigated|
|Primary Problem||Flight Crew Human Performance|
|Air Traffic Incident||Pilot Deviation|
Small aircraft-X was being flown by student pilot. Plane took off from fond du lac, sky port at approximately XA45 on sunday jan aircraft stayed in landing pattern. 2 other aircraft in pattern at same time. Student pilot in small aircraft-X was following a small aircraft-Y. On final, student in small aircraft-X became preoccupied with small aircraft-Y and did not watch instruments as he should have, especially airspeed. According to witnesses small aircraft-X touched down on nose wheel. Aircraft veered to left and went into area between runway and taxiway. Student pilot of small aircraft-X admits to not keeping close contact of instruments during landing. Encountered slight crosswind. Touch down was made just right of centerline a feet at touchdown aircraft had mode a good landing. Seconds later aircraft veered to left. I was indecisive about proper action to correct situation. Consequently aircraft entered area between runway and taxiway. Aircraft sustained damage to propeller, right wing nose wheel, I shut aircraft down and waited for assistance which arrived shortly. Callback conversation with reporter revealed the following information: FAA investigated the incident and is taking no further action. Before incident student had not flown more than one or two hours a month. Since incident he has decided if he is going to fly he has to concentrate on it more. Has taken considerable dual in small aircraft and at this time now has his private license and 102 total hours.
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: STUDENT PLT IN GA SMA LOST CONTROL ON TOUCHDOWN VEERED OFF RWY CAUSING DAMAGE TO NOSE GEAR PROPELLER AND WING.
Narrative: SMA-X WAS BEING FLOWN BY STUDENT PLT. PLANE TOOK OFF FROM FOND DU LAC, SKY PORT AT APPROX XA45 ON SUNDAY JAN ACFT STAYED IN LANDING PATTERN. 2 OTHER ACFT IN PATTERN AT SAME TIME. STUDENT PLT IN SMA-X WAS FOLLOWING A SMA-Y. ON FINAL, STUDENT IN SMA-X BECAME PREOCCUPIED WITH SMA-Y AND DID NOT WATCH INSTRUMENTS AS HE SHOULD HAVE, ESPECIALLY AIRSPEED. ACCORDING TO WITNESSES SMA-X TOUCHED DOWN ON NOSE WHEEL. ACFT VEERED TO LEFT AND WENT INTO AREA BETWEEN RWY AND TAXIWAY. STUDENT PLT OF SMA-X ADMITS TO NOT KEEPING CLOSE CONTACT OF INSTRUMENTS DURING LNDG. ENCOUNTERED SLIGHT XWIND. TOUCH DOWN WAS MADE JUST RIGHT OF CENTERLINE A FEET AT TOUCHDOWN ACFT HAD MODE A GOOD LNDG. SECONDS LATER ACFT VEERED TO LEFT. I WAS INDECISIVE ABOUT PROPER ACTION TO CORRECT SITUATION. CONSEQUENTLY ACFT ENTERED AREA BETWEEN RWY AND TAXIWAY. ACFT SUSTAINED DAMAGE TO PROP, RIGHT WING NOSE WHEEL, I SHUT ACFT DOWN AND WAITED FOR ASSISTANCE WHICH ARRIVED SHORTLY. CALLBACK CONVERSATION WITH REPORTER REVEALED THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION: FAA INVESTIGATED THE INCIDENT AND IS TAKING NO FURTHER ACTION. BEFORE INCIDENT STUDENT HAD NOT FLOWN MORE THAN ONE OR TWO HOURS A MONTH. SINCE INCIDENT HE HAS DECIDED IF HE IS GOING TO FLY HE HAS TO CONCENTRATE ON IT MORE. HAS TAKEN CONSIDERABLE DUAL IN SMA AND AT THIS TIME NOW HAS HIS PRIVATE LICENSE AND 102 TOTAL HOURS.
Data retrieved from NASA's ASRS site as of August 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.