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|Local Time Of Day||1201 To 1800|
|Locale Reference||airport : 73j|
|Altitude||agl bound lower : 0|
agl bound upper : 0
|Operator||common carrier : air taxi|
|Make Model Name||Small Aircraft|
|Flight Phase||ground other : taxi|
|Affiliation||company : air taxi|
|Function||flight crew : single pilot|
|Qualification||pilot : atp|
|Experience||flight time last 90 days : 150|
flight time total : 15000
flight time type : 300
|Qualification||other other : other|
|Anomaly||aircraft equipment problem : less severe|
other anomaly other
other anomaly other
|Independent Detector||other other : unspecified cockpit|
|Resolutory Action||flight crew : regained aircraft control|
flight crew : overcame equipment problem
|Air Traffic Incident||other|
I was taxiing for takeoff at an uncontrolled airport. While back taxiing I applied brakes to reverse course when the left brake failed causing me to run off the end of the runway and into the grass. I shut down both engines and inspected for damage. Since there was no apparent damage to the aircraft or runway lights, I started the engines and checked my brakes which were both working now, and taxied back on the runway. I again secured both engines and inspected for damage. Since there was no damage, I again started the engines, checked the brakes, and took off. I called the airport unicom and told them what had happened. In my opinion all my actions were in accordance with company procedures and good operating practices. However, in the future I will call my maintenance personnel and advise them of the incident before I resume flight.
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: CARGO ACFT HAS BRAKE PROBLEM, TAXIED OFF RWY.
Narrative: I WAS TAXIING FOR TKOF AT AN UNCTLED ARPT. WHILE BACK TAXIING I APPLIED BRAKES TO REVERSE COURSE WHEN THE L BRAKE FAILED CAUSING ME TO RUN OFF THE END OF THE RWY AND INTO THE GRASS. I SHUT DOWN BOTH ENGS AND INSPECTED FOR DAMAGE. SINCE THERE WAS NO APPARENT DAMAGE TO THE ACFT OR RWY LIGHTS, I STARTED THE ENGS AND CHKED MY BRAKES WHICH WERE BOTH WORKING NOW, AND TAXIED BACK ON THE RWY. I AGAIN SECURED BOTH ENGS AND INSPECTED FOR DAMAGE. SINCE THERE WAS NO DAMAGE, I AGAIN STARTED THE ENGS, CHKED THE BRAKES, AND TOOK OFF. I CALLED THE ARPT UNICOM AND TOLD THEM WHAT HAD HAPPENED. IN MY OPINION ALL MY ACTIONS WERE IN ACCORDANCE WITH COMPANY PROCS AND GOOD OPERATING PRACTICES. HOWEVER, IN THE FUTURE I WILL CALL MY MAINT PERSONNEL AND ADVISE THEM OF THE INCIDENT BEFORE I RESUME FLT.
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.