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|Local Time Of Day||1201 To 1800|
|Locale Reference||airport : glr|
|Altitude||agl bound lower : 0|
agl bound upper : 0
|Operator||common carrier : air taxi|
|Make Model Name||Small Transport|
|Flight Phase||climbout : takeoff|
|Affiliation||company : air taxi|
|Function||flight crew : single pilot|
|Qualification||pilot : instrument|
pilot : commercial
|Experience||flight time last 90 days : 200|
flight time total : 6000
other anomaly other
|Independent Detector||other flight crewa|
|Resolutory Action||none taken : unable|
|Primary Problem||Flight Crew Human Performance|
|Air Traffic Incident||Pilot Deviation|
After receiving my IFR clearance through lan FSS while on ground, I began my takeoff roll on runway 27. There were drifts of snow across the runway, loose snow, not hard packed, and they were staggered on the runway, in others words not solid across. A short time into the takeoff roll, I could see that the aircraft was not gaining sufficient enough speed for liftoff so a decision to abort the takeoff was made. After reducing the power to idle and lowering the nose gear to the runway, the aircraft directional control became increasingly difficult to the point where I could not maintain directional control. The aircraft slid sideways off the runway after doing a 180 degree turn while sliding, then the left wing positioned itself upon a ridge of snow on the north side of the runway. The ridge of snow was hard packed, thereby supporting the weight of the left side under the left wing. There was minor damage sustained on the left main gear when main gear drag brack broke the actuator rod, and slight damage to the clamshell door. There was a mechanic on the scene within 5 mins. The mechanic then and later thoroughly inspected the aircraft and my companies own mechanic also checked it over and found only minor damage. Supplemental information from acn 105742: suggestion: emphasize the recognition of airport (neglected airport conditions, conditions that are questionable for safety).
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: ATX SMT LOSS OF ACFT CONTROL ON TKOF. ACFT DID A 180 DEGREE TURN ON RWY, LEFT GEAR COLLAPSED, AND ACFT STOPPED WITH LEFT WING BEING SUPPORTED BY SNOW BANK.
Narrative: AFTER RECEIVING MY IFR CLRNC THROUGH LAN FSS WHILE ON GND, I BEGAN MY TKOF ROLL ON RWY 27. THERE WERE DRIFTS OF SNOW ACROSS THE RWY, LOOSE SNOW, NOT HARD PACKED, AND THEY WERE STAGGERED ON THE RWY, IN OTHERS WORDS NOT SOLID ACROSS. A SHORT TIME INTO THE TKOF ROLL, I COULD SEE THAT THE ACFT WAS NOT GAINING SUFFICIENT ENOUGH SPD FOR LIFTOFF SO A DECISION TO ABORT THE TKOF WAS MADE. AFTER REDUCING THE PWR TO IDLE AND LOWERING THE NOSE GEAR TO THE RWY, THE ACFT DIRECTIONAL CTL BECAME INCREASINGLY DIFFICULT TO THE POINT WHERE I COULD NOT MAINTAIN DIRECTIONAL CTL. THE ACFT SLID SIDEWAYS OFF THE RWY AFTER DOING A 180 DEG TURN WHILE SLIDING, THEN THE LEFT WING POSITIONED ITSELF UPON A RIDGE OF SNOW ON THE N SIDE OF THE RWY. THE RIDGE OF SNOW WAS HARD PACKED, THEREBY SUPPORTING THE WT OF THE LEFT SIDE UNDER THE LEFT WING. THERE WAS MINOR DAMAGE SUSTAINED ON THE LEFT MAIN GEAR WHEN MAIN GEAR DRAG BRACK BROKE THE ACTUATOR ROD, AND SLIGHT DAMAGE TO THE CLAMSHELL DOOR. THERE WAS A MECH ON THE SCENE WITHIN 5 MINS. THE MECH THEN AND LATER THOROUGHLY INSPECTED THE ACFT AND MY COMPANIES OWN MECH ALSO CHKED IT OVER AND FOUND ONLY MINOR DAMAGE. SUPPLEMENTAL INFO FROM ACN 105742: SUGGESTION: EMPHASIZE THE RECOGNITION OF ARPT (NEGLECTED ARPT CONDITIONS, CONDITIONS THAT ARE QUESTIONABLE FOR SAFETY).
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.