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Aviation Safety Reporting System
|Local Time Of Day||0601 To 1200|
|Locale Reference||airport : wmc|
|Altitude||agl bound lower : 0|
agl bound upper : 0
|Operator||common carrier : air taxi|
|Make Model Name||Small Transport, Low Wing, 2 Recip Eng|
|Flight Phase||ground other : taxi|
|Affiliation||company : air taxi|
|Function||flight crew : single pilot|
|Qualification||pilot : atp|
pilot : cfi
pilot : instrument
|Experience||flight time last 90 days : 250|
flight time total : 2200
flight time type : 90
|Anomaly||aircraft equipment problem : less severe|
non adherence other
other anomaly other
|Independent Detector||other flight crewa|
|Primary Problem||Flight Crew Human Performance|
|Air Traffic Incident||Pilot Deviation|
After completion of the landing rollout on runway 32, a 180 degree turn was initiated to return to a taxiway. The aircraft's turn straightened out. Brake was applied in the direction of the turn. The aircraft began rolling off the runway. Both brakes were applied as the nose wheel sunk into a ditch off the edge of the runway. The nose wheel broke off. The right propeller hit the pavement at idle. The left propeller hit the dirt at idle. Visual inspection revealed the steering linkage was broken which caused the aircraft to veer off the runway. No persons were injured. There was minimal damage to the aircraft.
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: ATX MEDIUM PISTON TWIN HAS NOSE WHEEL STEERING FAILURE, EXPERIENCES RWY TXWY EXCURSION.
Narrative: AFTER COMPLETION OF THE LNDG ROLLOUT ON RWY 32, A 180 DEG TURN WAS INITIATED TO RETURN TO A TXWY. THE ACFT'S TURN STRAIGHTENED OUT. BRAKE WAS APPLIED IN THE DIRECTION OF THE TURN. THE ACFT BEGAN ROLLING OFF THE RWY. BOTH BRAKES WERE APPLIED AS THE NOSE WHEEL SUNK INTO A DITCH OFF THE EDGE OF THE RWY. THE NOSE WHEEL BROKE OFF. THE RIGHT PROPELLER HIT THE PAVEMENT AT IDLE. THE LEFT PROPELLER HIT THE DIRT AT IDLE. VISUAL INSPECTION REVEALED THE STEERING LINKAGE WAS BROKEN WHICH CAUSED THE ACFT TO VEER OFF THE RWY. NO PERSONS WERE INJURED. THERE WAS MINIMAL DAMAGE TO THE ACFT.
Data retrieved from NASA's ASRS site as of July 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.