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|Local Time Of Day||0601 To 1200|
|Locale Reference||airport : atl.airport|
|Altitude||agl single value : 0|
|Operator||common carrier : air carrier|
|Make Model Name||Regional Jet 700 ER&LR|
|Operating Under FAR Part||Part 121|
|Navigation In Use||other|
|Flight Phase||ground : takeoff roll|
|Affiliation||company : air carrier|
|Function||flight crew : first officer|
|Qualification||pilot : instrument|
pilot : multi engine
pilot : commercial
|Experience||flight time last 90 days : 220|
flight time total : 2100
flight time type : 441
|Anomaly||aircraft equipment problem : critical|
non adherence : published procedure
|Independent Detector||aircraft equipment other aircraft equipment : airspeed ind.|
other flight crewa
|Resolutory Action||flight crew : rejected takeoff|
|Problem Areas||Flight Crew Human Performance|
Maintenance Human Performance
|Primary Problem||Flight Crew Human Performance|
The aircraft over-nighted in atlanta where maintenance was performed on the pitot tube. The next morning; I performed a walkaround of the aircraft and missed the pitot tube cover that was not marked with a flag. We then completed a normal checklist and taxied out to the runway. On takeoff; the captain called for 80 KTS and I advised him I had no airspeed. We aborted the takeoff. We taxied back to the gate and maintenance discovered the pitot tube cover had melted to the pitot tube. I believe a brightly colored flag marking the pitot tube cover to attract attention should have been left by maintenance.
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: A CRJ-700 REJECTED TAKEOFF WHEN THE FO AIRSPEED INDICATOR READ ZERO BECAUSE THE PITOT COVER WAS NOT REMOVED.
Narrative: THE ACFT OVER-NIGHTED IN ATLANTA WHERE MAINT WAS PERFORMED ON THE PITOT TUBE. THE NEXT MORNING; I PERFORMED A WALKAROUND OF THE ACFT AND MISSED THE PITOT TUBE COVER THAT WAS NOT MARKED WITH A FLAG. WE THEN COMPLETED A NORMAL CHKLIST AND TAXIED OUT TO THE RWY. ON TKOF; THE CAPT CALLED FOR 80 KTS AND I ADVISED HIM I HAD NO AIRSPD. WE ABORTED THE TKOF. WE TAXIED BACK TO THE GATE AND MAINT DISCOVERED THE PITOT TUBE COVER HAD MELTED TO THE PITOT TUBE. I BELIEVE A BRIGHTLY COLORED FLAG MARKING THE PITOT TUBE COVER TO ATTRACT ATTN SHOULD HAVE BEEN LEFT BY MAINT.
Data retrieved from NASA's ASRS site as of January 2009 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.