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|Local Time Of Day||1201 To 1800|
|Locale Reference||airport : gnt|
|Altitude||agl bound lower : 0|
agl bound upper : 0
|Operator||common carrier : air taxi|
|Make Model Name||Small Aircraft, Low Wing, 1 Eng, Retractable Gear|
|Flight Phase||landing other|
|Affiliation||company : air taxi|
|Function||flight crew : single pilot|
|Qualification||pilot : instrument|
pilot : cfi
pilot : commercial
|Experience||flight time last 90 days : 150|
flight time total : 1785
flight time type : 250
|Anomaly||aircraft equipment problem : critical|
|Independent Detector||other flight crewa|
|Resolutory Action||flight crew : overcame equipment problem|
|Primary Problem||Flight Crew Human Performance|
|Air Traffic Incident||Pilot Deviation|
On approach into alb with landing gear switch down and pin in, I noticed gear still up and requested go around from final. I climbed into a left hand pattern, wiggled gear switch and landed west/O further incident. I reported this landing gear switch problem to the chief pilot when I arrived at the company ramp. The next day I received grants airport advisory about 5 mi south of the airport. About 1/2-1/4 mi south of grants airport, I slowed the aircraft to 100 mph, lowered the landing gear, and made my radio call, '...crossing midfield to left downwind runway 13 at grants.' another aircraft made an initial call on 'final runway 13.' I began looking for him while I turned downwind. While watching my traffic, I reduced power and turned base, lowered flaps, turned final, confirmed traffic was clear of runway, reduced power and began flare, heard metal/asphalt sound, added power, pulled back on yoke and wiggled gear switch, reduced power, landed and taxied to the ramp west/O further incident. Contributing factors: absence of gear warning horn, absence of mirror for positive gear down indication, and distraction of pilot by other aircraft on a nonstandard traffic pattern entry.
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: ATX SMA STARTED LNDG FLARE WITH GEAR UP BUT PLT WAS ABLE TO LOWER GEAR AND COMPLETE LNDG WITH MINIMAL DAMAGE TO ACFT.
Narrative: ON APCH INTO ALB WITH LNDG GEAR SWITCH DOWN AND PIN IN, I NOTICED GEAR STILL UP AND REQUESTED GO AROUND FROM FINAL. I CLBED INTO A LEFT HAND PATTERN, WIGGLED GEAR SWITCH AND LANDED W/O FURTHER INCIDENT. I RPTED THIS LNDG GEAR SWITCH PROB TO THE CHIEF PLT WHEN I ARRIVED AT THE COMPANY RAMP. THE NEXT DAY I RECEIVED GRANTS ARPT ADVISORY ABOUT 5 MI S OF THE ARPT. ABOUT 1/2-1/4 MI S OF GRANTS ARPT, I SLOWED THE ACFT TO 100 MPH, LOWERED THE LNDG GEAR, AND MADE MY RADIO CALL, '...XING MIDFIELD TO LEFT DOWNWIND RWY 13 AT GRANTS.' ANOTHER ACFT MADE AN INITIAL CALL ON 'FINAL RWY 13.' I BEGAN LOOKING FOR HIM WHILE I TURNED DOWNWIND. WHILE WATCHING MY TFC, I REDUCED PWR AND TURNED BASE, LOWERED FLAPS, TURNED FINAL, CONFIRMED TFC WAS CLR OF RWY, REDUCED PWR AND BEGAN FLARE, HEARD METAL/ASPHALT SOUND, ADDED PWR, PULLED BACK ON YOKE AND WIGGLED GEAR SWITCH, REDUCED PWR, LANDED AND TAXIED TO THE RAMP W/O FURTHER INCIDENT. CONTRIBUTING FACTORS: ABSENCE OF GEAR WARNING HORN, ABSENCE OF MIRROR FOR POSITIVE GEAR DOWN INDICATION, AND DISTR OF PLT BY OTHER ACFT ON A NONSTANDARD TFC PATTERN ENTRY.
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.