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|Local Time Of Day||1801 To 2400|
|Locale Reference||airport : ogg.airport|
|Altitude||agl single value : 0|
|Operator||common carrier : air carrier|
|Make Model Name||B767 Undifferentiated or Other Model|
|Operating Under FAR Part||Part 121|
|Flight Phase||ground : takeoff roll|
|Affiliation||company : air carrier|
|Function||flight crew : captain|
oversight : pic
|Qualification||pilot : atp|
|Affiliation||company : air carrier|
|Function||flight crew : first officer|
|Anomaly||aircraft equipment problem : less severe|
maintenance problem : improper documentation
non adherence : far
non adherence : company policies
non adherence : published procedure
|Independent Detector||other flight crewa|
|Resolutory Action||none taken : detected after the fact|
|Maintenance||performance deficiency : fault isolation|
Maintenance Human Performance
Ogg cargo reported omitting a container resulting in a 4500 pound weight and balance closeout error. Also maintenance indicated tailskid would not extend due to a tail strike. Captain keeps paperwork from all his international flts. Ptow for this flight was 337600 pounds. Closeout tow was 331936 pounds. Captain determined weight difference to be fall off in cargo. Departed ogg runway 2 wind 050 degrees/10 KTS. First officer leg. Captain observed normal rotation and liftoff. No indication of tailskid contact. On approach to lax after extension resulted in after extension of gear resulted in illumination tailskid light. Checklist crew awareness resulted in normal landing by first officer. Write-up made for tailskid light illuminated upon gear extension. Looking back a few months of typical takeoff stabilizer trim for B767-300 out of ogg is 1.7 to 2.7. Closeout stabilizer trim for this flight was 3.6. Additional information: tailskid light illumination. Action taken: maintenance removed and replaced tailskid control module vlv per maintenance manual 32-71-01-4 leak check and operations check good. Only valve replaced. This does not indicate tail strike. A 31 day history of hydraulic and gear system showed no record of tailskid indicator trip. No record of crushed tailskid cylinder. No record of tail strike inspection. No tail strike. Miscom between maintenance and chief pilot that there was tail strike.
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: A RPTED TAIL STRIKE ON A B767 IS DETERMINED TO BE ERRONEOUS AFTER REPAIR HISTORY OF THE ACFT IS REVIEWED RELATIVE TO A TAILSKID MALFUNCTION LOG ITEM THAT WAS MADE AFTER THAT FLT. THE FLT THAT HAD BEEN ISSUED ERRONEOUS WT AND BAL INFO WHEN 1 CARGO CONTAINER WAS NOT LOADED.
Narrative: OGG CARGO RPTED OMITTING A CONTAINER RESULTING IN A 4500 LB WT AND BAL CLOSEOUT ERROR. ALSO MAINT INDICATED TAILSKID WOULD NOT EXTEND DUE TO A TAIL STRIKE. CAPT KEEPS PAPERWORK FROM ALL HIS INTL FLTS. PTOW FOR THIS FLT WAS 337600 LBS. CLOSEOUT TOW WAS 331936 LBS. CAPT DETERMINED WT DIFFERENCE TO BE FALL OFF IN CARGO. DEPARTED OGG RWY 2 WIND 050 DEGS/10 KTS. FO LEG. CAPT OBSERVED NORMAL ROTATION AND LIFTOFF. NO INDICATION OF TAILSKID CONTACT. ON APCH TO LAX AFTER EXTENSION RESULTED IN AFTER EXTENSION OF GEAR RESULTED IN ILLUMINATION TAILSKID LIGHT. CHKLIST CREW AWARENESS RESULTED IN NORMAL LNDG BY FO. WRITE-UP MADE FOR TAILSKID LIGHT ILLUMINATED UPON GEAR EXTENSION. LOOKING BACK A FEW MONTHS OF TYPICAL TKOF STABILIZER TRIM FOR B767-300 OUT OF OGG IS 1.7 TO 2.7. CLOSEOUT STABILIZER TRIM FOR THIS FLT WAS 3.6. ADDITIONAL INFO: TAILSKID LIGHT ILLUMINATION. ACTION TAKEN: MAINT REMOVED AND REPLACED TAILSKID CTL MODULE VLV PER MAINT MANUAL 32-71-01-4 LEAK CHK AND OPS CHK GOOD. ONLY VALVE REPLACED. THIS DOES NOT INDICATE TAIL STRIKE. A 31 DAY HISTORY OF HYD AND GEAR SYS SHOWED NO RECORD OF TAILSKID INDICATOR TRIP. NO RECORD OF CRUSHED TAILSKID CYLINDER. NO RECORD OF TAIL STRIKE INSPECTION. NO TAIL STRIKE. MISCOM BTWN MAINT AND CHIEF PLT THAT THERE WAS TAIL STRIKE.
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.