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Aviation Safety Reporting System
|Local Time Of Day||1201 To 1800|
|Locale Reference||airport : cqa|
|Altitude||agl bound lower : 0|
agl bound upper : 0
|Operator||general aviation : personal|
|Make Model Name||Small Aircraft, Low Wing, 1 Eng, Retractable Gear|
|Flight Phase||landing other|
|Function||flight crew : single pilot|
|Qualification||pilot : instrument|
pilot : commercial
|Experience||flight time last 90 days : 30|
flight time total : 710
flight time type : 270
|Anomaly||aircraft equipment problem : critical|
|Independent Detector||other flight crewa|
|Resolutory Action||none taken : detected after the fact|
|Air Traffic Incident||other|
The aircraft involved is a small aircraft. The aircraft was being returned from radio repair (sgh) approximately 9 miles out of called unicom and received a landing advisory of 'winds west - southwest at 24 KTS, using runway 26.' I entered a base turned final and landed. With a crosswind landing the upwind main on runway first (left main) then the right main and then the nose wheel. Gump's was performed on base leg, and confirmed again on final. Shortly after the nose wheel touched the runway the nose wheel assembly collapsed then the preparation - lower cowling struck the runway, distance from nose wheel touchdown to propeller strike approximately 150'. The aircraft slid 795' after the first propeller strike. There was no personal injury to pilot or passenger. There is a record of a propeller strike in the logbooks, and repairs being made. In attempting to remove aircraft from runway, the tail was lowered. And a mechanic attempted to lock the nose wheel in place, the 'over centerlock' had to be struck several times to get the nose wheel to lock in place. At this time no repairs have been made, and not sure of what corrective action can be taken.
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: GA SMA NOSE GEAR COLLAPSED AFTER LNDG.
Narrative: THE ACFT INVOLVED IS A SMA. THE ACFT WAS BEING RETURNED FROM RADIO REPAIR (SGH) APPROX 9 MILES OUT OF CALLED UNICOM AND RECEIVED A LANDING ADVISORY OF 'WINDS WEST - SW AT 24 KTS, USING RWY 26.' I ENTERED A BASE TURNED FINAL AND LANDED. WITH A XWIND LANDING THE UPWIND MAIN ON RWY FIRST (LEFT MAIN) THEN THE R MAIN AND THEN THE NOSE WHEEL. GUMP'S WAS PERFORMED ON BASE LEG, AND CONFIRMED AGAIN ON FINAL. SHORTLY AFTER THE NOSE WHEEL TOUCHED THE RWY THE NOSE WHEEL ASSEMBLY COLLAPSED THEN THE PREPARATION - LOWER COWLING STRUCK THE RWY, DISTANCE FROM NOSE WHEEL TOUCHDOWN TO PROP STRIKE APPROX 150'. THE ACFT SLID 795' AFTER THE FIRST PROP STRIKE. THERE WAS NO PERSONAL INJURY TO PLT OR PASSENGER. THERE IS A RECORD OF A PROP STRIKE IN THE LOGBOOKS, AND REPAIRS BEING MADE. IN ATTEMPTING TO REMOVE ACFT FROM RWY, THE TAIL WAS LOWERED. AND A MECHANIC ATTEMPTED TO LOCK THE NOSE WHEEL IN PLACE, THE 'OVER CENTERLOCK' HAD TO BE STRUCK SEVERAL TIMES TO GET THE NOSE WHEEL TO LOCK IN PLACE. AT THIS TIME NO REPAIRS HAVE BEEN MADE, AND NOT SURE OF WHAT CORRECTIVE ACTION CAN BE TAKEN.
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.