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|Local Time Of Day||1201 To 1800|
|Locale Reference||airport : zzz.airport|
|Altitude||agl single value : 350|
|Operator||general aviation : corporate|
|Make Model Name||Any Unknown or Unlisted Aircraft Manufacturer|
|Operating Under FAR Part||Part 91|
|Flight Phase||climbout : initial|
ground : maintenance
|Affiliation||company : corporate|
|Function||flight crew : single pilot|
|Qualification||pilot : cfi|
pilot : commercial
pilot : multi engine
pilot : instrument
|Experience||flight time last 90 days : 85|
flight time total : 3550
flight time type : 1925
|Anomaly||aircraft equipment problem : critical|
|Independent Detector||other flight crewa|
|Resolutory Action||flight crew : landed in emergency condition|
On the climb at an altitude of approximately 350 ft AGL the right hand propeller assembly departed the engine as evidenced by a loud bang sound; the aircraft yawing to the right; and visually verified by the right seat passenger when he nonchalantly stated; 'hey; the propeller's gone.' the propeller did not make contact with the aircraft. The propeller assembly fell onto the airport property without harm to anyone on the ground. A safe single engine landing was made. At this time the conclusion of the incident; based on in-flight occurrences and a visual inspection of the engine and propeller assembly; is that the engine catastrophically seized. A further detailed inspection will determine the actual cause of the engine/propeller failure. The lycoming engine had 2045 hours since factory rebuild during march 2003. No major maintenance has been required on this engine since the factory rebuild; and all oil sample analysis have reported no negative trends.callback conversation with reporter revealed the following information: the reporter stated the lycoming engine had logged 2045 hours since factory remanufacture; 45 hours beyond the factory recommended tbo. The vulcanair P68C was originally manufactured by partanavia in italy.
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: A P68C; A LIGHT TWIN-ENGINE ACFT; ON INITIAL CLB SUFFERED R ENGINE FAILURE RESULTING IN THE R PROPELLER ASSEMBLY DEPARTING THE ACFT. THE LYCOMING ENGINE WAS 45 HOURS BEYOND THE RECOMMENDED TBO.
Narrative: ON THE CLB AT AN ALT OF APPROX 350 FT AGL THE R HAND PROPELLER ASSEMBLY DEPARTED THE ENGINE AS EVIDENCED BY A LOUD BANG SOUND; THE ACFT YAWING TO THE R; AND VISUALLY VERIFIED BY THE R SEAT PAX WHEN HE NONCHALANTLY STATED; 'HEY; THE PROP'S GONE.' THE PROPELLER DID NOT MAKE CONTACT WITH THE ACFT. THE PROPELLER ASSEMBLY FELL ONTO THE ARPT PROPERTY WITHOUT HARM TO ANYONE ON THE GND. A SAFE SINGLE ENGINE LNDG WAS MADE. AT THIS TIME THE CONCLUSION OF THE INCIDENT; BASED ON IN-FLT OCCURRENCES AND A VISUAL INSPECTION OF THE ENGINE AND PROPELLER ASSEMBLY; IS THAT THE ENGINE CATASTROPHICALLY SEIZED. A FURTHER DETAILED INSPECTION WILL DETERMINE THE ACTUAL CAUSE OF THE ENGINE/PROPELLER FAILURE. THE LYCOMING ENGINE HAD 2045 HRS SINCE FACTORY REBUILD DURING MARCH 2003. NO MAJOR MAINT HAS BEEN REQUIRED ON THIS ENGINE SINCE THE FACTORY REBUILD; AND ALL OIL SAMPLE ANALYSIS HAVE RPTED NO NEGATIVE TRENDS.CALLBACK CONVERSATION WITH RPTR REVEALED THE FOLLOWING INFO: THE RPTR STATED THE LYCOMING ENGINE HAD LOGGED 2045 HOURS SINCE FACTORY REMANUFACTURE; 45 HOURS BEYOND THE FACTORY RECOMMENDED TBO. THE VULCANAIR P68C WAS ORIGINALLY MANUFACTURED BY PARTANAVIA IN ITALY.
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.