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Aviation Safety Reporting System
|Local Time Of Day||1201 To 1800|
|Locale Reference||airport : 40n|
|Altitude||agl bound lower : 0|
agl bound upper : 0
|Operator||general aviation : personal|
|Make Model Name||Small Transport|
|Flight Phase||landing other|
|Function||flight crew : single pilot|
|Qualification||pilot : cfi|
pilot : commercial
pilot : instrument
|Experience||flight time last 90 days : 50|
flight time total : 4000
flight time type : 400
|Anomaly||aircraft equipment problem : less severe|
non adherence : published procedure
other anomaly other
|Independent Detector||other flight crewa|
|Resolutory Action||none taken : anomaly accepted|
|Primary Problem||Flight Crew Human Performance|
|Air Traffic Incident||Pilot Deviation|
Entered pattern for runway 29 in hazy conditions was unable to make radio contact due to radio failure. Was starting checklist when I located another VFR aircraft in pattern. I must have lost my place in checklist which is a completion type that moves from right to left around cockpit. Poor light conditions at checklist clip contributed as did failure of gear horn. Damage was confined to the propeller and lower cowl. Cause of horn failure and radio failure not yet determined. Inspection of main crank shaft runout not yet completed. Gear output shaft and propeller spline shaft are ok. I believe the checklist was not the best one I could have used but I am not sure what would have been a better way to make it. The cockpit is simple to an extreme, simpler than my small aircraft.
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: GA PLT MAKES WHEELS UP LNDG IN EX MIL FGT NOW A CIVIL ACFT.
Narrative: ENTERED PATTERN FOR RWY 29 IN HAZY CONDITIONS WAS UNABLE TO MAKE RADIO CONTACT DUE TO RADIO FAILURE. WAS STARTING CHKLIST WHEN I LOCATED ANOTHER VFR ACFT IN PATTERN. I MUST HAVE LOST MY PLACE IN CHKLIST WHICH IS A COMPLETION TYPE THAT MOVES FROM RIGHT TO LEFT AROUND COCKPIT. POOR LIGHT CONDITIONS AT CHKLIST CLIP CONTRIBUTED AS DID FAILURE OF GEAR HORN. DAMAGE WAS CONFINED TO THE PROPELLER AND LOWER COWL. CAUSE OF HORN FAILURE AND RADIO FAILURE NOT YET DETERMINED. INSPECTION OF MAIN CRANK SHAFT RUNOUT NOT YET COMPLETED. GEAR OUTPUT SHAFT AND PROP SPLINE SHAFT ARE OK. I BELIEVE THE CHKLIST WAS NOT THE BEST ONE I COULD HAVE USED BUT I AM NOT SURE WHAT WOULD HAVE BEEN A BETTER WAY TO MAKE IT. THE COCKPIT IS SIMPLE TO AN EXTREME, SIMPLER THAN MY SMA.
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.