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|Local Time Of Day||1801 To 2400|
|Locale Reference||airport : cyqx|
|Altitude||msl bound lower : 6000|
msl bound upper : 6000
|Controlling Facilities||tower : atl|
|Operator||common carrier : air carrier|
|Make Model Name||B727-200|
|Affiliation||company : air carrier|
|Function||flight crew : captain|
oversight : pic
|Qualification||pilot : flight engineer|
pilot : commercial
pilot : cfi
pilot : instrument
|Experience||flight time last 90 days : 165|
flight time total : 5000
flight time type : 2500
|Affiliation||company : air carrier|
|Function||flight crew : first officer|
|Qualification||pilot : commercial|
|Anomaly||aircraft equipment problem : critical|
other anomaly other
|Independent Detector||aircraft equipment other aircraft equipment : unspecified|
other flight crewa
|Resolutory Action||none taken : unable|
Taxied from cyqx ramp with engine anti-ice on due to snow and ice on the surface. Takeoff was normal until approximately 6000 ft MSL when a large shudder was felt throughout the fuselage. The problem was localized -- #2 engine had high egt (in red), zero EPR, etc. Slowly brought the #2 throttle to idle. Began procedures to shut engine down, started back towards gander. Declared an emergency. Fuel dumping was accomplished. Flight attendants and passenger were continuously kept abreast of the situation and progress leading up to our landing. The landing and taxi to the ramp were uneventful. Inspection of the #2's exhaust nozzle area revealed damage. Supposedly, our maintenance has pulled the engine information (flight data recorder). Exact cause unknown at this time. Overhaul shop still has to tear down the engine. Flight crew and cabin crew did a tremendously professional job with this situation. Callback conversation with reporter revealed the following information: the captain stated that the WX was no factor at cyqx, except that the txwys and runways had some frozen ice and chunks of snow nearby. Captain doubts that any FOD occurred. The aircraft's flight recorder was read by his company and the engines were not overboosted although a maximum takeoff thrust takeoff was performed. The engine was a P&west JT8D-15A.
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: A B727-200 CLBING THROUGH 6000 FT EXPERIENCES A CATASTROPHIC ENG FAILURE JUST S OF GANDER. A RETURN LAND IS PERFORMED. THE EXHAUST AREA OF #2 ENG REVEALED DAMAGE, INDICATING ENG PARTS LEFT THE REAR OF THE NACELLE.
Narrative: TAXIED FROM CYQX RAMP WITH ENG ANTI-ICE ON DUE TO SNOW AND ICE ON THE SURFACE. TKOF WAS NORMAL UNTIL APPROX 6000 FT MSL WHEN A LARGE SHUDDER WAS FELT THROUGHOUT THE FUSELAGE. THE PROB WAS LOCALIZED -- #2 ENG HAD HIGH EGT (IN RED), ZERO EPR, ETC. SLOWLY BROUGHT THE #2 THROTTLE TO IDLE. BEGAN PROCS TO SHUT ENG DOWN, STARTED BACK TOWARDS GANDER. DECLARED AN EMER. FUEL DUMPING WAS ACCOMPLISHED. FLT ATTENDANTS AND PAX WERE CONTINUOUSLY KEPT ABREAST OF THE SIT AND PROGRESS LEADING UP TO OUR LNDG. THE LNDG AND TAXI TO THE RAMP WERE UNEVENTFUL. INSPECTION OF THE #2'S EXHAUST NOZZLE AREA REVEALED DAMAGE. SUPPOSEDLY, OUR MAINT HAS PULLED THE ENG INFO (FLT DATA RECORDER). EXACT CAUSE UNKNOWN AT THIS TIME. OVERHAUL SHOP STILL HAS TO TEAR DOWN THE ENG. FLC AND CABIN CREW DID A TREMENDOUSLY PROFESSIONAL JOB WITH THIS SIT. CALLBACK CONVERSATION WITH RPTR REVEALED THE FOLLOWING INFO: THE CAPT STATED THAT THE WX WAS NO FACTOR AT CYQX, EXCEPT THAT THE TXWYS AND RWYS HAD SOME FROZEN ICE AND CHUNKS OF SNOW NEARBY. CAPT DOUBTS THAT ANY FOD OCCURRED. THE ACFT'S FLT RECORDER WAS READ BY HIS COMPANY AND THE ENGS WERE NOT OVERBOOSTED ALTHOUGH A MAX TKOF THRUST TKOF WAS PERFORMED. THE ENG WAS A P&W JT8D-15A.
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.