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Aviation Safety Reporting System
|Local Time Of Day||1201 To 1800|
|Locale Reference||airport : phf|
|Altitude||agl bound lower : 0|
agl bound upper : 0
|Operator||general aviation : instructional|
|Make Model Name||Small Aircraft, High Wing, 1 Eng, Retractable Gear|
|Flight Phase||landing other|
|Function||instruction : instructor|
|Qualification||pilot : cfi|
pilot : commercial
pilot : instrument
|Experience||flight time last 90 days : 72|
flight time total : 7948
flight time type : 150
|Function||instruction : trainee|
|Qualification||pilot : private|
|Anomaly||other anomaly other|
|Independent Detector||other flight crewa|
|Resolutory Action||none taken : detected after the fact|
|Consequence||faa : reviewed incident with flight crew|
|Primary Problem||Flight Crew Human Performance|
|Air Traffic Incident||Pilot Deviation|
Departed langley AFB in a club aircraft on training flight. Pilot was receiving aircraft familiarization and chkout training after air work. We went to patrick henry airport for touch go lndgs. On fourth pattern downwind, I called out the gump check and observed pilot checking fuel selector. Tower called out traffic and we were told to extend downwind. I did not confirm that he completed the gump check since I was looking for pattern traffic. We made a normal approach and did not realize that the landing gear was not down. Gear up landing was made with damage to propeller and minor fuselage damage. No fire, no injuries. Minor damage, no excuse. Factors. 1) right pattern. The instrument is looking mostly toward the landing runway for other traffic. Left traffic the instrument is looking across the aircraft and the instrument panel and controls are more in view. 2) the gump check was completed except lowering the landing gear. The mixture was full rich and propeller full forward (unknown why gear not lowered.) 3) aircraft was in commission on flight board. However, the landing gear up warning horn system was inoperative since 10/88. I was aware, but I feel this is definitely a factor.
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: LANDED GEAR UP ON TRAINING FLT.
Narrative: DEPARTED LANGLEY AFB IN A CLUB ACFT ON TRNING FLT. PLT WAS RECEIVING ACFT FAMILIARIZATION AND CHKOUT TRNING AFTER AIR WORK. WE WENT TO PATRICK HENRY ARPT FOR TOUCH GO LNDGS. ON FOURTH PATTERN DOWNWIND, I CALLED OUT THE GUMP CHK AND OBSERVED PLT CHKING FUEL SELECTOR. TWR CALLED OUT TFC AND WE WERE TOLD TO EXTEND DOWNWIND. I DID NOT CONFIRM THAT HE COMPLETED THE GUMP CHK SINCE I WAS LOOKING FOR PATTERN TFC. WE MADE A NORMAL APCH AND DID NOT REALIZE THAT THE LNDG GEAR WAS NOT DOWN. GEAR UP LNDG WAS MADE WITH DAMAGE TO PROP AND MINOR FUSELAGE DAMAGE. NO FIRE, NO INJURIES. MINOR DAMAGE, NO EXCUSE. FACTORS. 1) RIGHT PATTERN. THE INSTR IS LOOKING MOSTLY TOWARD THE LNDG RWY FOR OTHER TFC. LEFT TFC THE INSTR IS LOOKING ACROSS THE ACFT AND THE INSTRUMENT PANEL AND CONTROLS ARE MORE IN VIEW. 2) THE GUMP CHK WAS COMPLETED EXCEPT LOWERING THE LNDG GEAR. THE MIXTURE WAS FULL RICH AND PROP FULL FORWARD (UNKNOWN WHY GEAR NOT LOWERED.) 3) ACFT WAS IN COMMISSION ON FLT BOARD. HOWEVER, THE LNDG GEAR UP WARNING HORN SYS WAS INOPERATIVE SINCE 10/88. I WAS AWARE, BUT I FEEL THIS IS DEFINITELY A FACTOR.
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.