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|Local Time Of Day||1201 To 1800|
|Locale Reference||airport : grn|
|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|
|Qualification||pilot : student|
|Experience||flight time last 90 days : 11|
flight time total : 40
flight time type : 35
|Function||observation : observer|
|Qualification||pilot : cfi|
|Experience||flight time last 90 days : 100|
flight time total : 650
|Anomaly||other anomaly other|
|Independent Detector||other flight crewa|
|Resolutory Action||none taken : detected after the fact|
|Primary Problem||Flight Crew Human Performance|
|Air Traffic Incident||other|
While landing airplane on runway 22 landed on nose wheel first. I misjudged the distance and did not get nose of airplane up or didn't flare soon enough. To prevent a recurrence, to practice more lndgs and additional instructions. Supplemental information from acn 86012: student was on a solo cross country. He made 3 successful takeoffs and lndgs at other airports on his cross country route. Upon landing at grn he apparently failed to flare on the landing causing damage to the propeller and the nose gear. I have restr him from further solo flight until he undergoes extensive retraining. The chief instrument and I are exploring the possibility of depth perception problems, possibly medically related. Prior to this occurrence the student was flying above average for his experience level.
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: STUDENT PLT ON SOLO CROSS COUNTRY LANDED NOSE GEAR FIRST DAMAGING THE NOSE GEAR AND PROPELLER.
Narrative: WHILE LNDG AIRPLANE ON RWY 22 LANDED ON NOSE WHEEL FIRST. I MISJUDGED THE DISTANCE AND DID NOT GET NOSE OF AIRPLANE UP OR DIDN'T FLARE SOON ENOUGH. TO PREVENT A RECURRENCE, TO PRACTICE MORE LNDGS AND ADDITIONAL INSTRUCTIONS. SUPPLEMENTAL INFO FROM ACN 86012: STUDENT WAS ON A SOLO CROSS COUNTRY. HE MADE 3 SUCCESSFUL TKOFS AND LNDGS AT OTHER ARPTS ON HIS CROSS COUNTRY ROUTE. UPON LNDG AT GRN HE APPARENTLY FAILED TO FLARE ON THE LNDG CAUSING DAMAGE TO THE PROP AND THE NOSE GEAR. I HAVE RESTR HIM FROM FURTHER SOLO FLT UNTIL HE UNDERGOES EXTENSIVE RETRAINING. THE CHIEF INSTR AND I ARE EXPLORING THE POSSIBILITY OF DEPTH PERCEPTION PROBS, POSSIBLY MEDICALLY RELATED. PRIOR TO THIS OCCURRENCE THE STUDENT WAS FLYING ABOVE AVERAGE FOR HIS EXPERIENCE LEVEL.
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.