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Aviation Safety Reporting System
|Local Time Of Day||1201 To 1800|
|Locale Reference||airport : mgw|
|Altitude||agl bound lower : 0|
agl bound upper : 0
|Operator||general aviation : personal|
|Make Model Name||Small Aircraft, High Wing, 1 Eng, Retractable Gear|
|Flight Phase||landing other|
|Function||flight crew : single pilot|
|Qualification||pilot : instrument|
pilot : private
|Experience||flight time last 90 days : 23|
flight time total : 553
flight time type : 258
|Independent Detector||other flight crewa|
|Resolutory Action||none taken : unable|
|Primary Problem||Flight Crew Human Performance|
|Air Traffic Incident||other|
Upon T/D aircraft bounced and ascended approximately 3' (?) into the air. A burst of power was added to counteract the resultant fall in airspeed, and an attempt to reland the plane, was made. However, the nosewheel made contact with the runway. The aircraft subsequently initially skidded to the left along the runway, presumable (by me) as a result of the angle of contact of the nosewheel with the runway (tire damage to one side). After nosewheel sep from the aircraft, the plane proceeded on a straight course further down the runway, supported by the nose fork. Propeller contact with the runway significantly bent both of its ends. With regard to human performance considerations, after bouncing of the aircraft upon runway contact, a go around should have been immediately initiated.
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: BOUNCED LNDG BY GA SMA CAUSES NOSE GEAR FAILURE AND PROPELLER DAMAGE.
Narrative: UPON T/D ACFT BOUNCED AND ASCENDED APPROX 3' (?) INTO THE AIR. A BURST OF PWR WAS ADDED TO COUNTERACT THE RESULTANT FALL IN AIRSPD, AND AN ATTEMPT TO RELAND THE PLANE, WAS MADE. HOWEVER, THE NOSEWHEEL MADE CONTACT WITH THE RWY. THE ACFT SUBSEQUENTLY INITIALLY SKIDDED TO THE LEFT ALONG THE RWY, PRESUMABLE (BY ME) AS A RESULT OF THE ANGLE OF CONTACT OF THE NOSEWHEEL WITH THE RWY (TIRE DAMAGE TO ONE SIDE). AFTER NOSEWHEEL SEP FROM THE ACFT, THE PLANE PROCEEDED ON A STRAIGHT COURSE FURTHER DOWN THE RWY, SUPPORTED BY THE NOSE FORK. PROP CONTACT WITH THE RWY SIGNIFICANTLY BENT BOTH OF ITS ENDS. WITH REGARD TO HUMAN PERFORMANCE CONSIDERATIONS, AFTER BOUNCING OF THE ACFT UPON RWY CONTACT, A GO AROUND SHOULD HAVE BEEN IMMEDIATELY INITIATED.
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.