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Aviation Safety Reporting System
|Local Time Of Day||0601 To 1200|
|Locale Reference||airport : vpz|
|Altitude||msl bound lower : 0|
msl 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 : commercial|
|Experience||flight time last 90 days : 15|
flight time total : 7000
flight time type : 1000
|Anomaly||other anomaly other|
|Independent Detector||other flight crewa|
|Resolutory Action||none taken : anomaly accepted|
|Primary Problem||Flight Crew Human Performance|
|Air Traffic Incident||other|
Pilot lowered gear as usual making almost perfect landing. Gear was partially lowered, plan skidded less than 15' as shown by skid marks on runway. Propeller damaged, nose wheel doors damaged and one antenna damaged. Callback conversation with reporter revealed the following: as pilot hung up the microphone he accidentally hit the master switch, putting it in the off position. Gear had not completely cycled. Pilot takes complete responsibility for problem. FAA came to scene and determined not even an incident.
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: GEAR NOT COMPLETELY EXTENDED ON LNDG.
Narrative: PLT LOWERED GEAR AS USUAL MAKING ALMOST PERFECT LNDG. GEAR WAS PARTIALLY LOWERED, PLAN SKIDDED LESS THAN 15' AS SHOWN BY SKID MARKS ON RWY. PROP DAMAGED, NOSE WHEEL DOORS DAMAGED AND ONE ANTENNA DAMAGED. CALLBACK CONVERSATION WITH RPTR REVEALED THE FOLLOWING: AS PLT HUNG UP THE MIC HE ACCIDENTALLY HIT THE MASTER SWITCH, PUTTING IT IN THE OFF POS. GEAR HAD NOT COMPLETELY CYCLED. PLT TAKES COMPLETE RESPONSIBILITY FOR PROB. FAA CAME TO SCENE AND DETERMINED NOT EVEN AN INCIDENT.
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.