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|Local Time Of Day||0601 To 1200|
|Locale Reference||airport : pit|
|Altitude||agl bound lower : 0|
agl bound upper : 0
|Controlling Facilities||tower : dec|
|Operator||common carrier : air carrier|
|Make Model Name||Light Transport, Low Wing, 2 Turboprop Eng|
|Flight Phase||landing other|
|Affiliation||company : air carrier|
|Function||flight crew : captain|
oversight : pic
|Qualification||pilot : atp|
pilot : cfi
pilot : commercial
pilot : instrument
|Experience||flight time last 90 days : 220|
flight time total : 6200
flight time type : 2700
|Independent Detector||other flight crewa|
|Resolutory Action||none taken : unable|
|Primary Problem||Flight Crew Human Performance|
|Air Traffic Incident||Pilot Deviation|
Approximately 19 DME at 4000' MSL. After localizer interception I pulled my sun visor down to block the sun. Tower cleared us to land on runway 10R behind an medium large transport. Watching the medium large transport land I noticed he blew up a lot of snow upon landing. I also noticed an large transport on the right of 10L approach end facing north. Prior to T/D I checked my localizer and G/south needles to make sure I was in the correct position because all runway markings were covered with snow. I also checked the large transport on our left to see if he was moving and then looked back to the center of the runway. On the landing rollout the aircraft started to slow and pull to the right. At that time snow blew up from the right side of the aircraft as it came to a stop. I called the tower and told them we were stopped on the runway. I checked with the passenger to see if they were ok. They were all fine. I was able to taxi the aircraft from the runway to the ramp. Upon visibility inspection of the aircraft there appeared to be no damage, just snow in the right main gear well, both brake assemblies and the amc inlet. Pit ATIS: 7 scattered 18 scattered E25 broken 10 southwest, 1410 08/8 3026. Fc: runway covered with a light layer of dry blowing snow over scattered patches of packed snow and ice. Braking action fair by an medium large transport. Prior to departing for pit, the captain that gave me the aircraft told me to be careful, that there was some steering difficulty. The right brake deice was written up as inoperative and deferred by the company, but was not placarded as being inoperative. The procedures outlined in our FAA approved MEL says: number installed - 1. Number required for dispatch - 0. *(M) may be inoperative provided: shutoff valves are in the off position. Procedure - ensure that the flight crew selects the brake deice switch 'off.' after checking that the brake deice annunciators are off, pull and band the brake deice circuit breaker on cockpit right side panel. None of this was done. With this incident the company is now trying to terminate my employment.
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: COMMUTER SMT LOSS OF ACFT CONTROL AFTER LNDG DRIFTED OFF RWY INTO A SNOW BANK. NO ACFT DAMAGE.
Narrative: APPROX 19 DME AT 4000' MSL. AFTER LOC INTERCEPTION I PULLED MY SUN VISOR DOWN TO BLOCK THE SUN. TWR CLRED US TO LAND ON RWY 10R BEHIND AN MLG. WATCHING THE MLG LAND I NOTICED HE BLEW UP A LOT OF SNOW UPON LNDG. I ALSO NOTICED AN LGT ON THE RIGHT OF 10L APCH END FACING N. PRIOR TO T/D I CHKED MY LOC AND G/S NEEDLES TO MAKE SURE I WAS IN THE CORRECT POS BECAUSE ALL RWY MARKINGS WERE COVERED WITH SNOW. I ALSO CHKED THE LGT ON OUR LEFT TO SEE IF HE WAS MOVING AND THEN LOOKED BACK TO THE CENTER OF THE RWY. ON THE LNDG ROLLOUT THE ACFT STARTED TO SLOW AND PULL TO THE RIGHT. AT THAT TIME SNOW BLEW UP FROM THE RIGHT SIDE OF THE ACFT AS IT CAME TO A STOP. I CALLED THE TWR AND TOLD THEM WE WERE STOPPED ON THE RWY. I CHKED WITH THE PAX TO SEE IF THEY WERE OK. THEY WERE ALL FINE. I WAS ABLE TO TAXI THE ACFT FROM THE RWY TO THE RAMP. UPON VIS INSPECTION OF THE ACFT THERE APPEARED TO BE NO DAMAGE, JUST SNOW IN THE RIGHT MAIN GEAR WELL, BOTH BRAKE ASSEMBLIES AND THE AMC INLET. PIT ATIS: 7 SCATTERED 18 SCATTERED E25 BROKEN 10 SW, 1410 08/8 3026. FC: RWY COVERED WITH A LIGHT LAYER OF DRY BLOWING SNOW OVER SCATTERED PATCHES OF PACKED SNOW AND ICE. BRAKING ACTION FAIR BY AN MLG. PRIOR TO DEPARTING FOR PIT, THE CAPT THAT GAVE ME THE ACFT TOLD ME TO BE CAREFUL, THAT THERE WAS SOME STEERING DIFFICULTY. THE RIGHT BRAKE DEICE WAS WRITTEN UP AS INOP AND DEFERRED BY THE COMPANY, BUT WAS NOT PLACARDED AS BEING INOP. THE PROCS OUTLINED IN OUR FAA APPROVED MEL SAYS: NUMBER INSTALLED - 1. NUMBER REQUIRED FOR DISPATCH - 0. *(M) MAY BE INOP PROVIDED: SHUTOFF VALVES ARE IN THE OFF POS. PROC - ENSURE THAT THE FLT CREW SELECTS THE BRAKE DEICE SWITCH 'OFF.' AFTER CHKING THAT THE BRAKE DEICE ANNUNCIATORS ARE OFF, PULL AND BAND THE BRAKE DEICE CB ON COCKPIT RIGHT SIDE PANEL. NONE OF THIS WAS DONE. WITH THIS INCIDENT THE COMPANY IS NOW TRYING TO TERMINATE MY EMPLOYMENT.
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.