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Aviation Safety Reporting System
|Local Time Of Day||1201 To 1800|
|Locale Reference||airport : wjf|
|Altitude||agl bound lower : 0|
agl bound upper : 0
|Operator||general aviation : personal|
|Make Model Name||Cessna 310/T310C|
|Operating Under FAR Part||Part 91|
|Flight Phase||ground other : taxi|
|Function||instruction : instructor|
|Qualification||pilot : cfi|
|Experience||flight time last 90 days : 120|
flight time total : 10000
flight time type : 250
|Function||instruction : trainee|
|Qualification||pilot : private|
|Anomaly||aircraft equipment problem : critical|
conflict : ground less severe
non adherence : published procedure
non adherence : far
|Independent Detector||other flight crewa|
|Consequence||faa : investigated|
|Primary Problem||Flight Crew Human Performance|
|Air Traffic Incident||Pilot Deviation|
On a training flight, I was giving instruction to a student on aborted takeoff procedures. As we were taxiing off the runway, one of the propellers struck a runway light. We were assisted by tow to clear the taxiway. After my inspection of the propeller blade, I determined that we could fly back to our home airport (approximately 30 NM). When we reached our destination airport the propeller was removed and sent to a propeller shop and after being dressed and balanced and painted and determined airworthy was replaced on the aircraft. The following day a maintenance inspector from the FAA came over to inspect the aircraft. He said that I should have called a mechanic and obtained a ferry permit to move the aircraft back to the home airport. My observations on the affected propeller were that it would have been a safe flight to return to the home airport because except for some nicks and scrapes on the propeller blade, there didn't seem to be all that much damage to the propeller which the propeller shop seemed to bear out.
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: ONE OF THE PROPS ON A C310 STRUCK A RWY LIGHT WHEN THE ACFT WAS EXITING THE RWY DURING A TRAINING FLT. THE INSTRUCTOR PLT EXAMINED THE PROP AND DETERMINED THAT IT WAS AIRWORTHY, AND FLEW THE ACFT BACK TO THE HOME ARPT FOR MAINT WITHOUT A MAINT INSPECTION AND A FERRY PERMIT.
Narrative: ON A TRAINING FLT, I WAS GIVING INSTRUCTION TO A STUDENT ON ABORTED TKOF PROCS. AS WE WERE TAXIING OFF THE RWY, ONE OF THE PROPS STRUCK A RWY LIGHT. WE WERE ASSISTED BY TOW TO CLR THE TXWY. AFTER MY INSPECTION OF THE PROP BLADE, I DETERMINED THAT WE COULD FLY BACK TO OUR HOME ARPT (APPROX 30 NM). WHEN WE REACHED OUR DEST ARPT THE PROP WAS REMOVED AND SENT TO A PROP SHOP AND AFTER BEING DRESSED AND BALANCED AND PAINTED AND DETERMINED AIRWORTHY WAS REPLACED ON THE ACFT. THE FOLLOWING DAY A MAINT INSPECTOR FROM THE FAA CAME OVER TO INSPECT THE ACFT. HE SAID THAT I SHOULD HAVE CALLED A MECH AND OBTAINED A FERRY PERMIT TO MOVE THE ACFT BACK TO THE HOME ARPT. MY OBSERVATIONS ON THE AFFECTED PROP WERE THAT IT WOULD HAVE BEEN A SAFE FLT TO RETURN TO THE HOME ARPT BECAUSE EXCEPT FOR SOME NICKS AND SCRAPES ON THE PROP BLADE, THERE DIDN'T SEEM TO BE ALL THAT MUCH DAMAGE TO THE PROP WHICH THE PROP SHOP SEEMED TO BEAR OUT.
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.