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Aviation Safety Reporting System
|Local Time Of Day||1201 To 1800|
|Locale Reference||airport : srr|
|Altitude||agl bound lower : 0|
agl bound upper : 0
|Operator||general aviation : personal|
|Make Model Name||Small Aircraft|
|Flight Phase||landing other|
|Function||flight crew : single pilot|
|Qualification||pilot : private|
|Experience||flight time last 90 days : 20|
flight time total : 705
flight time type : 424
|Anomaly||inflight encounter : weather|
|Independent Detector||other flight crewa|
|Resolutory Action||none taken : unable|
|Consequence||faa : investigated|
|Air Traffic Incident||other|
Cleared to land runway 24. Landed and was on landing rollout when a very strong gust of wind at about 190 or 200 degrees lifted the left wing against full left aileron causing the plane to nose into the runway causing the nose gear to fail. This failure caused extensive damage to the plane from the firewall forward. No other part of the plane touched the ground, except the tip of the right wing. No damage. Under the existing conditions, nothing could have been done to prevent this event from occurring. As determined by the FAA this was an incident, not an accident.
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: GA SMA CAUGHT BY CROSSWIND GUST ON LNDG CAUSED NEAR GEAR COLLAPSE.
Narrative: CLRED TO LAND RWY 24. LANDED AND WAS ON LNDG ROLLOUT WHEN A VERY STRONG GUST OF WIND AT ABOUT 190 OR 200 DEGS LIFTED THE LEFT WING AGAINST FULL LEFT AILERON CAUSING THE PLANE TO NOSE INTO THE RWY CAUSING THE NOSE GEAR TO FAIL. THIS FAILURE CAUSED EXTENSIVE DAMAGE TO THE PLANE FROM THE FIREWALL FORWARD. NO OTHER PART OF THE PLANE TOUCHED THE GND, EXCEPT THE TIP OF THE RIGHT WING. NO DAMAGE. UNDER THE EXISTING CONDITIONS, NOTHING COULD HAVE BEEN DONE TO PREVENT THIS EVENT FROM OCCURRING. AS DETERMINED BY THE FAA THIS WAS AN INCIDENT, NOT AN ACCIDENT.
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.