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Aviation Safety Reporting System
|Local Time Of Day||1201 To 1800|
|Locale Reference||airport : acy|
|Altitude||msl bound lower : 3000|
msl bound upper : 3000
|Operator||general aviation : corporate|
|Make Model Name||Helicopter|
|Flight Phase||cruise other|
|Route In Use||enroute airway : v229|
|Function||flight crew : captain|
oversight : pic
|Qualification||pilot : commercial|
pilot : instrument
|Experience||flight time last 90 days : 35|
flight time total : 4000
|Function||flight crew : first officer|
|Qualification||pilot : instrument|
pilot : commercial
|Anomaly||aircraft equipment problem : critical|
|Independent Detector||aircraft equipment other aircraft equipment : unspecified|
|Resolutory Action||flight crew : declared emergency|
flight crew : overcame equipment problem
I was PIC of a helicopter. At approximately XA45 local time I was on a routine IFR flight from lga to acy inbound on V229 to acy IMC. At this time I observed a rapid 40% increase on my #2 engine torque. At this time my immediate action was to retard the #2 engine power level and xchk all other engine instruments to verify a possible high side governor failure. Following reduction of #2 engine power lever, I received a fire warning horn, light and illumination of the engine #2 t-handle. Engine fire shut down procedures were performed at this time. Fire light extinguished west/O fire bottle discharge. I notified ATC of my fire warning and proceeded on radar vectors to acy single engine, executed and ILS approach to runway 13 followed by a running landing, cleared the runway and immediately had my copilot discharge my 2 passenger. At this time #1 engine was shut down and crash rescue personnel removed engine cowl. After inspection no sign of fire was found.
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: HELICOPTER CREW SHUT DOWN 1 ENGINE WHEN THEY RECEIVED A FIRE WARNING.
Narrative: I WAS PIC OF A HELI. AT APPROX XA45 LCL TIME I WAS ON A ROUTINE IFR FLT FROM LGA TO ACY INBND ON V229 TO ACY IMC. AT THIS TIME I OBSERVED A RAPID 40% INCREASE ON MY #2 ENG TORQUE. AT THIS TIME MY IMMEDIATE ACTION WAS TO RETARD THE #2 ENG PWR LEVEL AND XCHK ALL OTHER ENG INSTRUMENTS TO VERIFY A POSSIBLE HIGH SIDE GOVERNOR FAILURE. FOLLOWING REDUCTION OF #2 ENG PWR LEVER, I RECEIVED A FIRE WARNING HORN, LIGHT AND ILLUMINATION OF THE ENG #2 T-HANDLE. ENG FIRE SHUT DOWN PROCS WERE PERFORMED AT THIS TIME. FIRE LIGHT EXTINGUISHED W/O FIRE BOTTLE DISCHARGE. I NOTIFIED ATC OF MY FIRE WARNING AND PROCEEDED ON RADAR VECTORS TO ACY SINGLE ENG, EXECUTED AND ILS APCH TO RWY 13 FOLLOWED BY A RUNNING LNDG, CLRED THE RWY AND IMMEDIATELY HAD MY COPLT DISCHARGE MY 2 PAX. AT THIS TIME #1 ENG WAS SHUT DOWN AND CRASH RESCUE PERSONNEL REMOVED ENG COWL. AFTER INSPECTION NO SIGN OF FIRE WAS FOUND.
Data retrieved from NASA's ASRS site as of August 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.