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|Local Time Of Day||1801 To 2400|
|Locale Reference||airport : mdw.airport|
|Altitude||agl single value : 0|
|Operator||common carrier : charter|
|Make Model Name||Citationjet, C525/C526|
|Operating Under FAR Part||Part 135|
|Navigation In Use||other|
|Flight Phase||ground : takeoff roll|
|Affiliation||company : charter|
|Function||flight crew : captain|
oversight : pic
|Qualification||pilot : atp|
|Experience||flight time last 90 days : 136|
flight time total : 12552
flight time type : 202
|Affiliation||company : charter|
|Function||flight crew : first officer|
|Anomaly||excursion : runway|
ground encounters other
non adherence : far
other anomaly other
|Independent Detector||other flight crewa|
other flight crewb
|Resolutory Action||none taken : detected after the fact|
|Problem Areas||Flight Crew Human Performance|
|Primary Problem||Flight Crew Human Performance|
We taxied out of FBO at XA28 local time for the return flight to int. Our taxi clearance was to runway 31C via K and F txwys. Shortly after reaching runway 31C, we were cleared for takeoff with a left turn out. I lined up in the displaced threshold area and centered myself (or so I thought) in the middle of the distant red threshold lights. There were no other lights that I saw to indicate that I was anywhere, but centered up. This was my leg (the captain's), and I pushed up power as the first officer completed the takeoff checklist. Just as we reached the red threshold lights at approximately 60 KTS, the first officer said that I was on the right side of the runway. Immediately we felt a vibration and the first officer said we'd blown a tire. I immediately rejected the takeoff, and the airplane began to pull heavily to the right. I stood on the left rudder pedal to hold the airplane on the runway and was successful in doing so. Late in the rejected takeoff, I was able to get my feet up on the brakes, but the aircraft skewed to the left, and I had to let off the brakes. As our speed reduced, we were able to exit at taxiway a and stop clear of the runway. Visual examination after shutdown revealed a shredded right main tire, right brake lines torn loose and leaking, right anti-skid wiring ripped apart, right main gear door missing and some flap damage. At this point, we did not know that we had hit anything, because we never felt or heard an impact at any point in the takeoff run. The sole passenger was transported back to FBO and then ground personnel put the right main gear on a dolly and the aircraft was towed back to FBO. The next day, city operations took us out to runway 31C, where we saw what caused the right main tire to blow. We had inadvertently lined up on the right runway edge line and had taken out 5 runway edge lights with the right main gear.
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: CE525 FLC LINES UP ON RWY EDGE LIGHTS AND ATTEMPTS TKOF AT MDW, INCURRING ACFT DAMAGE DUE TO BRAKING RWY EDGE LIGHTS.
Narrative: WE TAXIED OUT OF FBO AT XA28 LCL TIME FOR THE RETURN FLT TO INT. OUR TAXI CLRNC WAS TO RWY 31C VIA K AND F TXWYS. SHORTLY AFTER REACHING RWY 31C, WE WERE CLRED FOR TKOF WITH A L TURN OUT. I LINED UP IN THE DISPLACED THRESHOLD AREA AND CTRED MYSELF (OR SO I THOUGHT) IN THE MIDDLE OF THE DISTANT RED THRESHOLD LIGHTS. THERE WERE NO OTHER LIGHTS THAT I SAW TO INDICATE THAT I WAS ANYWHERE, BUT CTRED UP. THIS WAS MY LEG (THE CAPT'S), AND I PUSHED UP PWR AS THE FO COMPLETED THE TKOF CHKLIST. JUST AS WE REACHED THE RED THRESHOLD LIGHTS AT APPROX 60 KTS, THE FO SAID THAT I WAS ON THE R SIDE OF THE RWY. IMMEDIATELY WE FELT A VIBRATION AND THE FO SAID WE'D BLOWN A TIRE. I IMMEDIATELY REJECTED THE TKOF, AND THE AIRPLANE BEGAN TO PULL HEAVILY TO THE R. I STOOD ON THE L RUDDER PEDAL TO HOLD THE AIRPLANE ON THE RWY AND WAS SUCCESSFUL IN DOING SO. LATE IN THE REJECTED TKOF, I WAS ABLE TO GET MY FEET UP ON THE BRAKES, BUT THE ACFT SKEWED TO THE L, AND I HAD TO LET OFF THE BRAKES. AS OUR SPD REDUCED, WE WERE ABLE TO EXIT AT TXWY A AND STOP CLR OF THE RWY. VISUAL EXAMINATION AFTER SHUTDOWN REVEALED A SHREDDED R MAIN TIRE, R BRAKE LINES TORN LOOSE AND LEAKING, R ANTI-SKID WIRING RIPPED APART, R MAIN GEAR DOOR MISSING AND SOME FLAP DAMAGE. AT THIS POINT, WE DID NOT KNOW THAT WE HAD HIT ANYTHING, BECAUSE WE NEVER FELT OR HEARD AN IMPACT AT ANY POINT IN THE TKOF RUN. THE SOLE PAX WAS TRANSPORTED BACK TO FBO AND THEN GND PERSONNEL PUT THE R MAIN GEAR ON A DOLLY AND THE ACFT WAS TOWED BACK TO FBO. THE NEXT DAY, CITY OPS TOOK US OUT TO RWY 31C, WHERE WE SAW WHAT CAUSED THE R MAIN TIRE TO BLOW. WE HAD INADVERTENTLY LINED UP ON THE R RWY EDGE LINE AND HAD TAKEN OUT 5 RWY EDGE LIGHTS WITH THE R MAIN GEAR.
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.