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Aviation Safety Reporting System
|Local Time Of Day||1201 To 1800|
|Locale Reference||airport : luk|
|Altitude||agl bound lower : 0|
agl bound upper : 0
|Operator||general aviation : instructional|
|Make Model Name||Duchess 76|
|Route In Use||approach : visual|
|Function||instruction : trainee|
|Qualification||pilot : instrument|
|Experience||flight time last 90 days : 55|
flight time total : 822
flight time type : 10
|Function||instruction : instructor|
oversight : pic
|Qualification||pilot : cfi|
other anomaly other
other anomaly other
|Independent Detector||other flight crewa|
|Resolutory Action||none taken : unable|
|Air Traffic Incident||other|
In preparation for a multi-engine check ride, the instructor closed the mixture lever to simulate an engine failure on takeoff. The airplane had accelerated to approximately 30-40 mph. The airplane swerved to the left and departed the runway, ultimately leaving the edge of an asphalt roadway causing minor damage to the airplane. The student was not prepared for this maneuver. It had not been a part of his training and the instructor did not discuss this possibility immediately prior to the flight. It would be helpful to the student to have some experience of losing an engine on takeoff, knowing in advance that it was going to happen -- at least the first time.
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: BE76 STUDENT PLT LEAVES PAVED SURFACE ON TKOF AT LUK AFTER INSTRUCTOR UNEXPECTEDLY SHUTS OFF 1 ENG.
Narrative: IN PREPARATION FOR A MULTI-ENG CHK RIDE, THE INSTRUCTOR CLOSED THE MIXTURE LEVER TO SIMULATE AN ENG FAILURE ON TKOF. THE AIRPLANE HAD ACCELERATED TO APPROX 30-40 MPH. THE AIRPLANE SWERVED TO THE L AND DEPARTED THE RWY, ULTIMATELY LEAVING THE EDGE OF AN ASPHALT ROADWAY CAUSING MINOR DAMAGE TO THE AIRPLANE. THE STUDENT WAS NOT PREPARED FOR THIS MANEUVER. IT HAD NOT BEEN A PART OF HIS TRAINING AND THE INSTRUCTOR DID NOT DISCUSS THIS POSSIBILITY IMMEDIATELY PRIOR TO THE FLT. IT WOULD BE HELPFUL TO THE STUDENT TO HAVE SOME EXPERIENCE OF LOSING AN ENG ON TKOF, KNOWING IN ADVANCE THAT IT WAS GOING TO HAPPEN -- AT LEAST THE FIRST TIME.
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.