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|Local Time Of Day||0601 To 1200|
|Locale Reference||airport : bos|
|Altitude||agl bound lower : 0|
agl bound upper : 0
|Controlling Facilities||tower : ric|
|Operator||common carrier : air carrier|
|Make Model Name||Small Aircraft|
|Flight Phase||climbout : takeoff|
|Affiliation||company : air carrier|
|Function||flight crew : captain|
oversight : pic
|Qualification||pilot : commercial|
pilot : atp
pilot : instrument
|Experience||flight time last 90 days : 250|
flight time total : 4910
flight time type : 2510
|Affiliation||company : air carrier|
|Function||flight crew : first officer|
|Qualification||pilot : instrument|
pilot : commercial
|Anomaly||conflict : ground critical|
other anomaly other
|Independent Detector||other flight crewa|
|Resolutory Action||none taken : anomaly accepted|
|Air Traffic Incident||other|
During takeoff I had to abort due to a bird strike on the left side of the aircraft. After exiting the runway, the torque gauge spiked, so as we taxied back to parking, I shut down the affected engine (#1). After parking and shutting down the other engine, I wrote up the bird strike in the maintenance log and proceeded to call the tower on the phone as they requested me to. After making my call and writing my company irregularity report, I was approached by 2 men from the FAA as they wanted to know why I aborted. After telling my story, they asked me if I wrote up the discrepancy in the logbook. I replied yes that I wrote up the bird strike in the logbook. They also asked me if I wrote up the torque gauge and that I aborted the takeoff in the maintenance log. I said no not yet I felt I would call the tower first before I would finish the discrepancies in the logbook. They told me I should have written up all of the discrepancies before leaving the aircraft. I said that I was really upset about the tower wanting me to call them. They said they understood. So I proceeded back to the aircraft and finished writing up the rest of the discrepancies. Nothing else was said and after maintenance was finished I ferried the aircraft back to the maintenance base.
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: BIRD STRIKE ON ACFT DURING TKOF ROLL CAUSED FLC TO ABORT THE TKOF AND RETURN TO RAMP.
Narrative: DURING TKOF I HAD TO ABORT DUE TO A BIRD STRIKE ON THE L SIDE OF THE ACFT. AFTER EXITING THE RWY, THE TORQUE GAUGE SPIKED, SO AS WE TAXIED BACK TO PARKING, I SHUT DOWN THE AFFECTED ENG (#1). AFTER PARKING AND SHUTTING DOWN THE OTHER ENG, I WROTE UP THE BIRD STRIKE IN THE MAINT LOG AND PROCEEDED TO CALL THE TWR ON THE PHONE AS THEY REQUESTED ME TO. AFTER MAKING MY CALL AND WRITING MY COMPANY IRREGULARITY RPT, I WAS APCHED BY 2 MEN FROM THE FAA AS THEY WANTED TO KNOW WHY I ABORTED. AFTER TELLING MY STORY, THEY ASKED ME IF I WROTE UP THE DISCREPANCY IN THE LOGBOOK. I REPLIED YES THAT I WROTE UP THE BIRD STRIKE IN THE LOGBOOK. THEY ALSO ASKED ME IF I WROTE UP THE TORQUE GAUGE AND THAT I ABORTED THE TKOF IN THE MAINT LOG. I SAID NO NOT YET I FELT I WOULD CALL THE TWR FIRST BEFORE I WOULD FINISH THE DISCREPANCIES IN THE LOGBOOK. THEY TOLD ME I SHOULD HAVE WRITTEN UP ALL OF THE DISCREPANCIES BEFORE LEAVING THE ACFT. I SAID THAT I WAS REALLY UPSET ABOUT THE TWR WANTING ME TO CALL THEM. THEY SAID THEY UNDERSTOOD. SO I PROCEEDED BACK TO THE ACFT AND FINISHED WRITING UP THE REST OF THE DISCREPANCIES. NOTHING ELSE WAS SAID AND AFTER MAINT WAS FINISHED I FERRIED THE ACFT BACK TO THE MAINT BASE.
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.