|37000 Feet||Browse and search NASA's
Aviation Safety Reporting System
|Local Time Of Day||1201 To 1800|
|Locale Reference||airport : 2h2|
|Altitude||agl bound lower : 0|
agl bound upper : 0
|Operator||common carrier : air taxi|
|Make Model Name||Small Transport, Low Wing, 2 Recip Eng|
|Flight Phase||landing other|
|Affiliation||company : air taxi|
|Function||flight crew : single pilot|
|Qualification||pilot : commercial|
pilot : instrument
|Experience||flight time total : 20000|
|Anomaly||aircraft equipment problem : critical|
non adherence : far
|Independent Detector||other flight crewa|
|Resolutory Action||none taken : unable|
none taken : anomaly accepted
|Consequence||faa : investigated|
|Primary Problem||Flight Crew Human Performance|
|Air Traffic Incident||other|
On 3/88 I was the president of a corporation named xyz located in springfield, mo. One of the freight aircraft operated by xyz crashed and 2 people were killed. A week or two later a special team of 3 people from the FSDO office in kansas city came to our business and spent 3 days going over our 135 paper work. They did not investigate the accident or anything connected with it. During that 3 day period a new FAA employee, mr X, was extremely intimidating in his actions towards people on the airport especially the a & P mechanics. The man in charge was just the opposite, very dignified and very professional. He even commented about the fact that not all FAA employees conducted themselves in a proper manner (referring to mr X). In may I sold an small aircraft, owned by xyz, to some people in ca. The aircraft was out of annual and so I applied for and received a ferry permit. One of the conditions of the ferry permit is that a logbook entry be made by an a & P that the aircraft is safe for the flight. Because of mr X's previous actions on the springfield airport I could not get any mechanics to look at the airplane. There is a small airport approximately 20 mi from springfield at aurora, mo. I decided to fly the aircraft to aurora to get the mechanic at that airport to inspect the aircraft and thereby comply with the requirements of the ferry permit. During the landing roll out at aurora the right main gear collapsed and the aircraft was slightly damaged. I reported to the NTSB and they said it was not an accident but merely an incident. With my luck it is mr X who is conducting an investigation into the incident. In his contact with me so far he has been very belligerent as though I am some kind of hardened criminal. I was really trying to be properly legal but I feel that due to the attitude of one FAA employee I was forced into an unsafe position. I have been flying for 31 years and accumulated over 21,000 hours and have never scratched an aircraft or received a violation.
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: ACFT FERRIED WITHOUT A FERRY PERMIT.
Narrative: ON 3/88 I WAS THE PRESIDENT OF A CORPORATION NAMED XYZ LOCATED IN SPRINGFIELD, MO. ONE OF THE FREIGHT ACFT OPERATED BY XYZ CRASHED AND 2 PEOPLE WERE KILLED. A WEEK OR TWO LATER A SPECIAL TEAM OF 3 PEOPLE FROM THE FSDO OFFICE IN KANSAS CITY CAME TO OUR BUSINESS AND SPENT 3 DAYS GOING OVER OUR 135 PAPER WORK. THEY DID NOT INVESTIGATE THE ACCIDENT OR ANYTHING CONNECTED WITH IT. DURING THAT 3 DAY PERIOD A NEW FAA EMPLOYEE, MR X, WAS EXTREMELY INTIMIDATING IN HIS ACTIONS TOWARDS PEOPLE ON THE ARPT ESPECIALLY THE A & P MECHANICS. THE MAN IN CHARGE WAS JUST THE OPPOSITE, VERY DIGNIFIED AND VERY PROFESSIONAL. HE EVEN COMMENTED ABOUT THE FACT THAT NOT ALL FAA EMPLOYEES CONDUCTED THEMSELVES IN A PROPER MANNER (REFERRING TO MR X). IN MAY I SOLD AN SMA, OWNED BY XYZ, TO SOME PEOPLE IN CA. THE ACFT WAS OUT OF ANNUAL AND SO I APPLIED FOR AND RECEIVED A FERRY PERMIT. ONE OF THE CONDITIONS OF THE FERRY PERMIT IS THAT A LOGBOOK ENTRY BE MADE BY AN A & P THAT THE ACFT IS SAFE FOR THE FLT. BECAUSE OF MR X'S PREVIOUS ACTIONS ON THE SPRINGFIELD ARPT I COULD NOT GET ANY MECHANICS TO LOOK AT THE AIRPLANE. THERE IS A SMALL ARPT APPROX 20 MI FROM SPRINGFIELD AT AURORA, MO. I DECIDED TO FLY THE ACFT TO AURORA TO GET THE MECHANIC AT THAT ARPT TO INSPECT THE ACFT AND THEREBY COMPLY WITH THE REQUIREMENTS OF THE FERRY PERMIT. DURING THE LNDG ROLL OUT AT AURORA THE RIGHT MAIN GEAR COLLAPSED AND THE ACFT WAS SLIGHTLY DAMAGED. I RPTED TO THE NTSB AND THEY SAID IT WAS NOT AN ACCIDENT BUT MERELY AN INCIDENT. WITH MY LUCK IT IS MR X WHO IS CONDUCTING AN INVESTIGATION INTO THE INCIDENT. IN HIS CONTACT WITH ME SO FAR HE HAS BEEN VERY BELLIGERENT AS THOUGH I AM SOME KIND OF HARDENED CRIMINAL. I WAS REALLY TRYING TO BE PROPERLY LEGAL BUT I FEEL THAT DUE TO THE ATTITUDE OF ONE FAA EMPLOYEE I WAS FORCED INTO AN UNSAFE POS. I HAVE BEEN FLYING FOR 31 YEARS AND ACCUMULATED OVER 21,000 HOURS AND HAVE NEVER SCRATCHED AN ACFT OR RECEIVED A VIOLATION.
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.