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FAA INCIDENT DATA SYSTEM REPORT


General Information

Data Source:                   FAA INCIDENT DATA SYSTEM
   Report Number:                 20000222022279G
   Local Date:                    02/22/2000
   Local Time:                    21:05
   City:                          GRAND FORKS                        
   State:                         ND
   Airport Name:                  GRAND FORKS INTL                          
   Airport Id:                    GFK
   Event Type:                    INCIDENT - GENERAL AVIATION
   Mid Air Collision:             NOT A MIDAIR

Aircraft Information

Aircraft Damage:               MINOR
   Phase of Flight:               LEVEL OFF TOUCHDOWN
   Aircraft Make/Model:           PIPER PA-44-180                
   Airframe Hours:                5738
   Operator Code:                     
   Operator:                                                              
   Owner Name:                                                  

Narrative

(-23)ON 2/22/2000, AT 2105 CST , A PA-44-180, N190ND, OWNED BY THE 
   UNIVERSITY OF NORTH DAKOTA AND FLOWN BY PETER MICHAELS LANDED GEAR-UP 
   AT GRAND FORKS, ND INT'K AIRPORT. THE INSTRUCTIONAL FLIGHT HAD RETURNED 
   FROM A NIGTH CROSS COUNTRY AND WAS CONDUCTING A SIMULATED SINGLE ENGINE 
   APPRAOCH AND LANDING WITH THE INTENTION OF REMAINING IN THE PATTERN OFR 
   ADDITIONAL STOP AND GO LANDINGS.  ALTHOUGH BOTH THE FLIGHT INSTRUCTOR 
   AND STUDENT REPORTED THAT THE LANDING GEAR WAS DOWN AND LOCKED PRIOR TO 
   TOUCHDOWN, INSPECTION OF THE AIRCRAFT INDICATES THE GEAR TO BE IN THE 
   UP POSITION AT  TOUCHDOWN.  GEAR RETRACTION TESTS WERE CONDUCTED AT THE 
   UND MAINTENANCE FACILITY WITH NO ABNORMALITIES FOUND.  IT WAS NOTED 
   DURING THE REMOVAL OF THE AIRCRAFT FROM THE RUNWAY THAT THE LANDING 
   GEAR WAS BEING HELD IN THE UP POSITION BY HYDRAULIC PRESSURE ON THE UP 
   SIDE OF THE GEAR ACTUATORS WHICH WOULD BE THE NORMAL SITUATION WITH THE 
   GEAR SELECTED UP.  TYPICAL OF A COLLAPSE WOULD BE FOR THE GEAR TO FREE 
   FALL DOWB AS THERE ARE NO UPLOCKS.  DAMAGE CONSISTED OF THE PROPELLERS 
   BOTH CULRED AFT, SCRAPING ON GEAR DOOR; LEFT FLAP AND ENTRY STEP BENT, 
   BELLY ANTENNAS BROKEN.  NO INJURIES WERE SUSTAINED BY EITHER OCCUPANT. 

Detail

Primary Flight Type:           INSTRUCTION
   Secondary Flight Type:         TRAINING
   Type of Operation:             GENERAL OPERATING RULES
   Registration Number:           190ND
   Total Aboard:                  2
   Fatalities:
   Injuries:
   Landing Gear:                  
   Aircraft Weight Class:         UNDER 12501 LBS
   Engine Make:                         
   Engine Model:                               
   Engine Group:                        
   Number of Engines:             2
   Engine Type:                   

Environmental/Operations Information

Primary Flight Conditions:     VISUAL FLIGHT RULES
   Secondary Flight Conditions:   WEATHER NOT A FACTOR
   Wind Direction (deg):            
   Wind Speed (mph):                
   Visibility (mi):               
   Visibility Restrictions:       
   Light Condition:               NIGHT
   Flight Plan Filed:             UNKNOWN
   Approach Type:                 

Pilot-in-Command

Pilot Certificates:            COMMERCIAL PILOT FLIGHT INSTRUCTOR
   Pilot Rating:                  AIRPLANE SINGLE, MULTI-ENGINE LAND/AIRPLANE SINGLE ENGINE SEA
   Pilot Qualification:           QUALIFIED

   Flight Time (Hours)

   Total Hours:                   610
   Total in Make/Model:           80
   Total Last 90 Days:            75
   Total Last 90 Days Make/Model: