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|Local Time Of Day||1801 To 2400|
|Locale Reference||airport : wvi|
|Altitude||agl bound lower : 0|
agl 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|
instruction : trainee
|Qualification||pilot : instrument|
pilot : private
|Experience||flight time last 90 days : 38|
flight time total : 550
flight time type : 75
|Function||instruction : instructor|
|Qualification||pilot : cfi|
|Anomaly||non adherence : published procedure|
other anomaly other
|Independent Detector||other flight crewa|
|Resolutory Action||none taken : insufficient time|
|Primary Problem||Flight Crew Human Performance|
|Air Traffic Incident||other|
Completed practice ILS into monterey. Severe turbulence on short final. Practice missed approach, forgot to put gear up, reminded by safety pilot. Completed practice ILS into salinas. On missed approach put gear up before full power. Began practice NDB into watsonville. As on previous approachs completed gumps before reaching intercepting final approach course. We were on the NDB 1 approach, active was runway 19. On the approach we heard various traffic in CTAF and announced position. Broke off NDB early (worried about location of traffic) and started circle to land. Upon administering power to complete circle to land I evidently raised the landing gear. Both the safety pilot and I were 'heads up' during the pattern looking for a student with unreadable transmitter and another downwind, and a third in indeterminate position. Both of us were so involved that neither of us checked gear on final (I usually do 1-2 additional checks) and he doublechks on final. Landed gear up. The 2 previous approachs, coupled with nonstandard (circle to land) and conflicting traffic worries caused me to (unknown to me) raise the gear in the circle to land and to miss doing final gear checks. In addition, we discovered that the gear horn was inoperative.
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: SMA LANDED AT UNCONTROLLED ARPT WITH THE GEAR UP.
Narrative: COMPLETED PRACTICE ILS INTO MONTEREY. SEVERE TURB ON SHORT FINAL. PRACTICE MISSED APCH, FORGOT TO PUT GEAR UP, REMINDED BY SAFETY PLT. COMPLETED PRACTICE ILS INTO SALINAS. ON MISSED APCH PUT GEAR UP BEFORE FULL PWR. BEGAN PRACTICE NDB INTO WATSONVILLE. AS ON PREVIOUS APCHS COMPLETED GUMPS BEFORE REACHING INTERCEPTING FINAL APCH COURSE. WE WERE ON THE NDB 1 APCH, ACTIVE WAS RWY 19. ON THE APCH WE HEARD VARIOUS TFC IN CTAF AND ANNOUNCED POS. BROKE OFF NDB EARLY (WORRIED ABOUT LOCATION OF TFC) AND STARTED CIRCLE TO LAND. UPON ADMINISTERING PWR TO COMPLETE CIRCLE TO LAND I EVIDENTLY RAISED THE LNDG GEAR. BOTH THE SAFETY PLT AND I WERE 'HEADS UP' DURING THE PATTERN LOOKING FOR A STUDENT WITH UNREADABLE TRANSMITTER AND ANOTHER DOWNWIND, AND A THIRD IN INDETERMINATE POS. BOTH OF US WERE SO INVOLVED THAT NEITHER OF US CHKED GEAR ON FINAL (I USUALLY DO 1-2 ADDITIONAL CHKS) AND HE DOUBLECHKS ON FINAL. LANDED GEAR UP. THE 2 PREVIOUS APCHS, COUPLED WITH NONSTANDARD (CIRCLE TO LAND) AND CONFLICTING TFC WORRIES CAUSED ME TO (UNKNOWN TO ME) RAISE THE GEAR IN THE CIRCLE TO LAND AND TO MISS DOING FINAL GEAR CHKS. IN ADDITION, WE DISCOVERED THAT THE GEAR HORN WAS INOPERATIVE.
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.