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|Local Time Of Day||1801 To 2400|
|Locale Reference||atc facility : cvg|
|Altitude||msl bound lower : 16000|
msl bound upper : 16000
|Operator||common carrier : air carrier|
|Make Model Name||Light Transport, Low Wing, 2 Turboprop Eng|
|Flight Phase||cruise other|
|Route In Use||enroute airway : zid|
|Affiliation||company : air carrier|
|Function||flight crew : captain|
oversight : pic
|Qualification||pilot : atp|
pilot : flight engineer
|Experience||flight time last 90 days : 200|
flight time total : 4100
flight time type : 2500
|Function||controller : radar|
|Qualification||controller : radar|
|Anomaly||aircraft equipment problem : critical|
non adherence : far
|Independent Detector||other flight crewa|
|Resolutory Action||flight crew : declared emergency|
none taken : anomaly accepted
|Air Traffic Incident||Pilot Deviation|
Flight was in cruise flight from tys to cbg at 16000'. Approximately 90 mi south of cvg, a left engine failure occurred (failed gear box). No fire. Procedures were followed in securing the failed engine. After stabilizing the aircraft in a 200-300 FPM descent, flight continued to cvg (aircraft's home base). Lexington, ky, was overflown due to it being an unfamiliar airport. A circling descent would have been required, and the approach plates for lexington would have required the first officer to leave his station during an emergency situation to retrieve the appropriate approach information to lexington airport. Non standard airports. Approach plates are located behind the pilot's stations. Both pilots felt continuation of the flight to cvg was the reasonable and safest decision possible. No assistance was required. However, an emergency was declared to cvg approach control. Landing was uneventful.
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: INFLT ENGINE SHUTDOWN ACR SMT.
Narrative: FLT WAS IN CRUISE FLT FROM TYS TO CBG AT 16000'. APPROX 90 MI S OF CVG, A LEFT ENG FAILURE OCCURRED (FAILED GEAR BOX). NO FIRE. PROCS WERE FOLLOWED IN SECURING THE FAILED ENG. AFTER STABILIZING THE ACFT IN A 200-300 FPM DSCNT, FLT CONTINUED TO CVG (ACFT'S HOME BASE). LEXINGTON, KY, WAS OVERFLOWN DUE TO IT BEING AN UNFAMILIAR ARPT. A CIRCLING DSCNT WOULD HAVE BEEN REQUIRED, AND THE APCH PLATES FOR LEXINGTON WOULD HAVE REQUIRED THE F/O TO LEAVE HIS STATION DURING AN EMER SITUATION TO RETRIEVE THE APPROPRIATE APCH INFO TO LEXINGTON ARPT. NON STANDARD ARPTS. APCH PLATES ARE LOCATED BEHIND THE PLT'S STATIONS. BOTH PLTS FELT CONTINUATION OF THE FLT TO CVG WAS THE REASONABLE AND SAFEST DECISION POSSIBLE. NO ASSISTANCE WAS REQUIRED. HOWEVER, AN EMER WAS DECLARED TO CVG APCH CTL. LNDG WAS UNEVENTFUL.
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.