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|Local Time Of Day||1201 To 1800|
|Locale Reference||atc facility : sbp|
airport : spb
|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|
|Qualification||pilot : commercial|
pilot : atp
pilot : instrument
|Experience||flight time last 90 days : 150|
flight time total : 20000
flight time type : 20
|Anomaly||aircraft equipment problem : critical|
|Independent Detector||other flight crewa|
|Resolutory Action||none taken : unable|
|Primary Problem||Flight Crew Human Performance|
|Air Traffic Incident||Pilot Deviation|
I was having some difficulty with the pitch trim (sticking while trimming nose up). I was carrying a little too much extra speed in trying to compensate for the nose down pressure. Therefore, when I skipped (bounced, but really not too badly) the T/D I ballooned and the second T/D was much harder. When the nose gear touched it collapsed. I don't know what I could have done differently. I probably could have gone around after the first T/D and made a better landing. I could have flown more precisely on speed and just held the heavy nose up with more muscle.
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: GA SMA BOUNCED LNDG, THEN COLLAPSED NOSE GEAR DURING RECOVERY.
Narrative: I WAS HAVING SOME DIFFICULTY WITH THE PITCH TRIM (STICKING WHILE TRIMMING NOSE UP). I WAS CARRYING A LITTLE TOO MUCH EXTRA SPD IN TRYING TO COMPENSATE FOR THE NOSE DOWN PRESSURE. THEREFORE, WHEN I SKIPPED (BOUNCED, BUT REALLY NOT TOO BADLY) THE T/D I BALLOONED AND THE SECOND T/D WAS MUCH HARDER. WHEN THE NOSE GEAR TOUCHED IT COLLAPSED. I DON'T KNOW WHAT I COULD HAVE DONE DIFFERENTLY. I PROBABLY COULD HAVE GONE AROUND AFTER THE FIRST T/D AND MADE A BETTER LNDG. I COULD HAVE FLOWN MORE PRECISELY ON SPD AND JUST HELD THE HEAVY NOSE UP WITH MORE MUSCLE.
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.