You are an A&P mechanic and commercial pilot performing a maintenance flight check on a low-wing
single-engine aircraft before approving it for return to service following a repair.
Returning to the uncontrolled airport for landing, you place the landing gear switch in the DOWN
position to lower the landing gear. The three green lights that confirm the gear is down and locked fail to
illuminate. None of the landing gear is visible from the cabin. You recycle the gear and try several
maneuvers to force it down, but the lights still don’t come on. You make a low approach and the shadow
of the aircraft on the ground looks like the gear is down, so you go ahead and land. On landing, the
unlocked nose gear collapses, damaging the propeller, engine crankshaft, and cowling.
Are you required to report the mishap to the FAA? Are you required to report the mishap to the NTSB?