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Aviation Safety Reporting System
|Local Time Of Day||1801 To 2400|
|Locale Reference||atc facility : ocf|
|Altitude||msl bound lower : 6000|
msl bound upper : 6000
|Controlling Facilities||artcc : zjx|
|Operator||common carrier : air taxi|
|Make Model Name||Baron 58/58TC|
|Operating Under FAR Part||Part 135|
|Flight Phase||cruise other|
|Function||flight crew : single pilot|
|Qualification||pilot : instrument|
pilot : commercial
pilot : cfi
|Experience||flight time last 90 days : 300|
flight time total : 3500
flight time type : 400
|Affiliation||government : faa|
|Function||controller : radar|
|Qualification||controller : radar|
|Anomaly||aircraft equipment problem : critical|
other anomaly other
|Independent Detector||other flight crewa|
|Resolutory Action||flight crew : overcame equipment problem|
flight crew : declared emergency
|Air Traffic Incident||other|
While flying from tpa to jax on a regularly scheduled cargo flight at 6000 ft, the right engine (io.520C) on the BE58 I was flying suddenly and completely failed. I noticed the right engine nacelle was covered with engine oil just before I feathered it. After the engine was secured I radioed operations which was about 50 NM away in orl. I advised them of my situation and they asked if I could safely divert to orl. I deemed this would be a safe diversion and requested direct orl from ZJX. I advised center of my situation and requested expeditious handling to orl, but did not declare an emergency. I continued to orl and landed uneventfully. After maintenance inspected the failed engine it was found that the #6 connecting rod had failed and punched a 4 inch hole in the crankcase.
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: INFLT ENG SHUTDOWN. PLT HAS AN ENG FAILURE AT NIGHT IN WX AND DIVERTS AND LANDS WITHOUT DECLARING AN EMER.
Narrative: WHILE FLYING FROM TPA TO JAX ON A REGULARLY SCHEDULED CARGO FLT AT 6000 FT, THE R ENG (IO.520C) ON THE BE58 I WAS FLYING SUDDENLY AND COMPLETELY FAILED. I NOTICED THE R ENG NACELLE WAS COVERED WITH ENG OIL JUST BEFORE I FEATHERED IT. AFTER THE ENG WAS SECURED I RADIOED OPS WHICH WAS ABOUT 50 NM AWAY IN ORL. I ADVISED THEM OF MY SIT AND THEY ASKED IF I COULD SAFELY DIVERT TO ORL. I DEEMED THIS WOULD BE A SAFE DIVERSION AND REQUESTED DIRECT ORL FROM ZJX. I ADVISED CTR OF MY SIT AND REQUESTED EXPEDITIOUS HANDLING TO ORL, BUT DID NOT DECLARE AN EMER. I CONTINUED TO ORL AND LANDED UNEVENTFULLY. AFTER MAINT INSPECTED THE FAILED ENG IT WAS FOUND THAT THE #6 CONNECTING ROD HAD FAILED AND PUNCHED A 4 INCH HOLE IN THE CRANKCASE.
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.