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|Local Time Of Day||0601 To 1200|
|Locale Reference||airport : den|
|Altitude||agl bound lower : 0|
agl bound upper : 0
|Operator||common carrier : air carrier|
|Make Model Name||Medium Large Transport, Low Wing, 2 Turbojet Eng|
|Navigation In Use||Other|
|Flight Phase||landing other|
|Affiliation||company : air carrier|
|Function||flight crew : captain|
oversight : pic
|Qualification||pilot : flight engineer|
pilot : commercial
pilot : instrument
pilot : atp
|Experience||flight time last 90 days : 240|
flight time total : 6000
flight time type : 1000
|Function||flight attendant : on duty|
|Qualification||other other : other|
|Anomaly||non adherence : far|
|Independent Detector||other flight crewa|
|Resolutory Action||none taken : detected after the fact|
|Primary Problem||Flight Crew Human Performance|
|Air Traffic Incident||other|
Normal landing on runway 17L at den with good headwind. Deployed idle reverse and spoilers. Prior to applying any brakes at 110 KTS there was a loud impact on the cockpit door causing both blow out panels to be ejected into the cockpit along with what appeared to be a canvas hand bag. After clearing the runway I picked up the bag and discovered that it contained a bowling ball. The ball was part of a coach passenger's carry on luggage. The passenger said 'it just slid away.' the only damage was to the cockpit door. However, given a shorter runway with braking accordingly or a jumpseat rider, etc, etc, it could have been less humorous.
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: PASSENGER'S BOWLING BALL CAME THROUGH COCKPIT DOOR AS ACFT DECELERATED AFTER LNDG.
Narrative: NORMAL LNDG ON RWY 17L AT DEN WITH GOOD HEADWIND. DEPLOYED IDLE REVERSE AND SPOILERS. PRIOR TO APPLYING ANY BRAKES AT 110 KTS THERE WAS A LOUD IMPACT ON THE COCKPIT DOOR CAUSING BOTH BLOW OUT PANELS TO BE EJECTED INTO THE COCKPIT ALONG WITH WHAT APPEARED TO BE A CANVAS HAND BAG. AFTER CLRING THE RWY I PICKED UP THE BAG AND DISCOVERED THAT IT CONTAINED A BOWLING BALL. THE BALL WAS PART OF A COACH PAX'S CARRY ON LUGGAGE. THE PAX SAID 'IT JUST SLID AWAY.' THE ONLY DAMAGE WAS TO THE COCKPIT DOOR. HOWEVER, GIVEN A SHORTER RWY WITH BRAKING ACCORDINGLY OR A JUMPSEAT RIDER, ETC, ETC, IT COULD HAVE BEEN LESS HUMOROUS.
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.