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Aviation Safety Reporting System
|Local Time Of Day||0601 To 1200|
|Locale Reference||airport : i74.airport|
|Altitude||agl single value : 0|
|Operator||general aviation : personal|
|Make Model Name||Experimental|
|Operating Under FAR Part||Part 91|
|Flight Phase||ground : taxi|
|Function||flight crew : single pilot|
|Qualification||pilot : private|
|Experience||flight time last 90 days : 36|
flight time total : 486
flight time type : 42
|Anomaly||ground encounters other|
|Independent Detector||other flight crewa|
|Resolutory Action||none taken : detected after the fact|
Flight Crew Human Performance
|Primary Problem||Flight Crew Human Performance|
Upon entering runway area, pilot discovered his left foot was too high on rudder pedal and was being blocked by a torque tube, preventing enough left brake pressure to complete a left turn onto runway. As the pilot was sliding his foot down to remove the torque tube as an obstruction, pressure was momentarily reduced on left brake while right brake was still engaged. This allowed the aircraft to turn sharply right and propeller struck a runway light. Greater care needed to insure rudder and brakes can be operated unimpeded.
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: PLT OF EXPERIMENTAL SMA LOST CTL OF ACFT WHILE ENTERING RWY FOR TKOF AT I174. ACFT SPUN TO R, AND PROP STRUCK RWY LIGHT.
Narrative: UPON ENTERING RWY AREA, PLT DISCOVERED HIS L FOOT WAS TOO HIGH ON RUDDER PEDAL AND WAS BEING BLOCKED BY A TORQUE TUBE, PREVENTING ENOUGH L BRAKE PRESSURE TO COMPLETE A L TURN ONTO RWY. AS THE PLT WAS SLIDING HIS FOOT DOWN TO REMOVE THE TORQUE TUBE AS AN OBSTRUCTION, PRESSURE WAS MOMENTARILY REDUCED ON L BRAKE WHILE R BRAKE WAS STILL ENGAGED. THIS ALLOWED THE ACFT TO TURN SHARPLY R AND PROP STRUCK A RWY LIGHT. GREATER CARE NEEDED TO INSURE RUDDER AND BRAKES CAN BE OPERATED UNIMPEDED.
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.