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Aviation Safety Reporting System
|Local Time Of Day||1201 To 1800|
|Locale Reference||airport : lit|
|Altitude||agl bound lower : 0|
agl bound upper : 0
|Operator||general aviation : personal|
|Make Model Name||Any Unknown or Unlisted Aircraft Manufacturer|
|Operating Under FAR Part||Part 91|
|Flight Phase||landing other|
|Function||instruction : instructor|
|Qualification||other other : other|
pilot : cfi
|Experience||flight time last 90 days : 155|
flight time total : 1700
flight time type : 35
|Function||instruction : trainee|
|Qualification||pilot : private|
|Experience||flight time total : 200|
|Anomaly||aircraft equipment problem : critical|
other anomaly other
|Independent Detector||other flight crewa|
|Primary Problem||Flight Crew Human Performance|
|Air Traffic Incident||Pilot Deviation|
We were cleared to land by the tower from about a 5 mi left base to runway 18. I believe the wind was approximately 240 degrees at 12 gust 22. The approach on final was uneventful. The private pilot (this was his aircraft) was very capable in gust conditions and showed good crosswind proficiency by increasing his approach speed to compensate for the gusty winds. His touchdown and initial rollout were textbook perfect at which time the tower controller informed us that there was 'a lear jet on short final and for us to make a turn on the next taxiway (left).' this is where my student showed poor judgement by getting hard on the brakes despite the fact that we were going too fast to make the turn. My reaction was to retract the flaps. The left tire blew out and we rolled to a stop with the left main just off the runway. I immediately radioed the tower and informed her we were disabled and she sent the aircraft on final around. Cause of the tire blowout: excessive braking, side load from crosswind. Contributing factors: tower and approach control not allowing sufficient separation for conditions. Pilots of learjet were asked to slow down several mi out, but apparently didn't slow enough. I do not know exactly how far behind us the learjet was, but the tower controller's voice made it sound urgent that we turn at taxiway left. 200 hour private pilot more worried about making turn to appease the tower than controling the aircraft. Instructor (me) not seeing the situation coming.
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: PVT PLT DURING COMPLEX ACFT TRAINING BLEW A MAIN GEAR TIRE DURING LNDG ROLL OUT DUE TO EXCESSIVE BRAKING.
Narrative: WE WERE CLRED TO LAND BY THE TWR FROM ABOUT A 5 MI L BASE TO RWY 18. I BELIEVE THE WIND WAS APPROX 240 DEGS AT 12 GUST 22. THE APCH ON FINAL WAS UNEVENTFUL. THE PVT PLT (THIS WAS HIS ACFT) WAS VERY CAPABLE IN GUST CONDITIONS AND SHOWED GOOD XWIND PROFICIENCY BY INCREASING HIS APCH SPD TO COMPENSATE FOR THE GUSTY WINDS. HIS TOUCHDOWN AND INITIAL ROLLOUT WERE TEXTBOOK PERFECT AT WHICH TIME THE TWR CTLR INFORMED US THAT THERE WAS 'A LEAR JET ON SHORT FINAL AND FOR US TO MAKE A TURN ON THE NEXT TXWY (L).' THIS IS WHERE MY STUDENT SHOWED POOR JUDGEMENT BY GETTING HARD ON THE BRAKES DESPITE THE FACT THAT WE WERE GOING TOO FAST TO MAKE THE TURN. MY REACTION WAS TO RETRACT THE FLAPS. THE L TIRE BLEW OUT AND WE ROLLED TO A STOP WITH THE L MAIN JUST OFF THE RWY. I IMMEDIATELY RADIOED THE TWR AND INFORMED HER WE WERE DISABLED AND SHE SENT THE ACFT ON FINAL AROUND. CAUSE OF THE TIRE BLOWOUT: EXCESSIVE BRAKING, SIDE LOAD FROM XWIND. CONTRIBUTING FACTORS: TWR AND APCH CTL NOT ALLOWING SUFFICIENT SEPARATION FOR CONDITIONS. PLTS OF LEARJET WERE ASKED TO SLOW DOWN SEVERAL MI OUT, BUT APPARENTLY DIDN'T SLOW ENOUGH. I DO NOT KNOW EXACTLY HOW FAR BEHIND US THE LEARJET WAS, BUT THE TWR CTLR'S VOICE MADE IT SOUND URGENT THAT WE TURN AT TXWY L. 200 HR PVT PLT MORE WORRIED ABOUT MAKING TURN TO APPEASE THE TWR THAN CTLING THE ACFT. INSTRUCTOR (ME) NOT SEEING THE SIT COMING.
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.