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|Local Time Of Day||0601 To 1200|
|Locale Reference||airport : z09|
|Altitude||agl bound lower : 0|
agl bound upper : 0
|Operator||common carrier : air taxi|
|Make Model Name||Small Aircraft|
|Flight Phase||climbout : takeoff|
|Affiliation||company : air taxi|
|Function||flight crew : single pilot|
|Qualification||pilot : instrument|
pilot : commercial
pilot : cfi
|Experience||flight time last 90 days : 35|
flight time total : 1191
flight time type : 204
|Anomaly||conflict : ground critical|
other anomaly other
other anomaly other
|Independent Detector||other flight crewa|
|Resolutory Action||none taken : unable|
|Air Traffic Incident||Pilot Deviation|
En route to kasigluk I radioed a pilot who was departing from kasigluk to ask for runway conditions. The pilot said the runway was pretty firm with puddles at the north end of the runway. The best part of the runway was the south end, so I landed to the north and taxied straight ahead to the ramp, which is located at the north end. Taking on 1 passenger for bethel, I began engine start. After engine start I checked the windsock which was indicating a 90 degree crosswind to the runway. Knowing that the conditions south of the ramp area were good, I elected to takeoff to the south with a 90 degree crosswind from the left. Using soft field technique of 10 degrees flaps, yoke pulled back, ailerons into the wind, and full power, I began takeoff just south of the ramp area, avoiding the puddles giving me approximately 1700 ft of usable runway. The aircraft failed to accelerate acceptably and below 50 mph, I elected to abort takeoff. After cutting power and getting poor braking action because of loose gravel on the runway, the aircraft rolled into the stopway at the end of 17. Ift then was not a snow bank located in the stopway a few ft from the end of the runway, the nose gear would not have been struck, which resulted in a propeller strike. There were no injuries and all passenger and myself exited the aircraft through the main doors.
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: SHORT FIELD TKOF ATTEMPT. TKOF ABORTED. RWY EXCURSION WITH PROP STRIKE.
Narrative: ENRTE TO KASIGLUK I RADIOED A PLT WHO WAS DEPARTING FROM KASIGLUK TO ASK FOR RWY CONDITIONS. THE PLT SAID THE RWY WAS PRETTY FIRM WITH PUDDLES AT THE N END OF THE RWY. THE BEST PART OF THE RWY WAS THE S END, SO I LANDED TO THE N AND TAXIED STRAIGHT AHEAD TO THE RAMP, WHICH IS LOCATED AT THE N END. TAKING ON 1 PAX FOR BETHEL, I BEGAN ENG START. AFTER ENG START I CHKED THE WINDSOCK WHICH WAS INDICATING A 90 DEG XWIND TO THE RWY. KNOWING THAT THE CONDITIONS S OF THE RAMP AREA WERE GOOD, I ELECTED TO TKOF TO THE S WITH A 90 DEG XWIND FROM THE L. USING SOFT FIELD TECHNIQUE OF 10 DEGS FLAPS, YOKE PULLED BACK, AILERONS INTO THE WIND, AND FULL PWR, I BEGAN TKOF JUST S OF THE RAMP AREA, AVOIDING THE PUDDLES GIVING ME APPROX 1700 FT OF USABLE RWY. THE ACFT FAILED TO ACCELERATE ACCEPTABLY AND BELOW 50 MPH, I ELECTED TO ABORT TKOF. AFTER CUTTING PWR AND GETTING POOR BRAKING ACTION BECAUSE OF LOOSE GRAVEL ON THE RWY, THE ACFT ROLLED INTO THE STOPWAY AT THE END OF 17. IFT THEN WAS NOT A SNOW BANK LOCATED IN THE STOPWAY A FEW FT FROM THE END OF THE RWY, THE NOSE GEAR WOULD NOT HAVE BEEN STRUCK, WHICH RESULTED IN A PROP STRIKE. THERE WERE NO INJURIES AND ALL PAX AND MYSELF EXITED THE ACFT THROUGH THE MAIN DOORS.
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.