** Report created 11/12/2009 Record 7 **
Regis#: 6002C Make/Model: BE76 Description: 76 Duchess
Date: 11/10/2009 Time: 2300
Event Type: Incident Highest Injury: None Mid Air: N Missing: N
City: HOUSTON State: TX Country: US
AIRCRAFT ABORTED LANDING AFTER HEARING METAL SCRAPE ON THE RUNWAY. THE
AIRCRAFT THEN WENT AROUND AND PUT THE GEAR DOWN FOR THE NEXT LANDING. DWH
AIRPORT, HOUSTON, TX.
INJURY DATA Total Fatal: 0
# Crew: 2 Fat: 0 Ser: 0 Min: 0 Unk:
# Pass: 0 Fat: 0 Ser: 0 Min: 0 Unk:
# Grnd: Fat: 0 Ser: 0 Min: 0 Unk:
WEATHER: 091053Z AUTO 03004KT 7SM SCT011 BKN049 A3000RMK RAE22
Activity: Training Phase: Landing Operation: OTHER
FAA FSDO: HOUSTON, TX (SW09) Entry date: 11/12/2009
Oh boy…Somebody is in trouble.
Aparently they caught it in time. If youre ever gonna have a gear up landing thats the way to do it… i guess.
I would expect a flight-ending prop strike before anything else would be scraping. How’d they do that? Nose high attitude?
November 13, 2009, 6:39am
I think the shape of the Duchess airframe is such that the belly aft of the wings is lower than the reach of the prop. The props aren’t very big either.
I’m guessing the steps would have dragged – even with full flaps, they look like they extend further than the flaps, and definitely more than the props during a flare:
If the pilot reacted quickly, there could be minimal damage.
November 13, 2009, 1:07pm
If he had his gears down the first time, it would have been a smooooth landing. Because he had time to recover without the gears…
Its a Beech…a little spackle and duct tape and your good to go…
Besides who needs them steps anyway… 8)
I think the guys in the tower lost ten bucks on tht one.
November 14, 2009, 3:12am
He must be an engineer, he just lost a 3/4 pound, and gained 3/4 of a knot. Fair deal in my book!
We had a chick instructor at the flight school that I did my advanced ratings at, she was doing touch and go’s at Mcminville OR and did the same thing as the dude in that report, except she did strike both props the Q-tipped, she flew the plane back to KHIO
Going around that late into a gear up landing can be dangerous, because now you don’t know what you’ve damaged. However, many pilots do it every year.
wow by reading what i posted last night I can tell I had a 14 hour duty day with 9.3 at the stick