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Aviation Safety Reporting System
|Local Time Of Day||1201 To 1800|
|Locale Reference||airport : ewr|
|Altitude||agl bound lower : 0|
agl bound upper : 0
|Operator||common carrier : air carrier|
|Make Model Name||Large Transport, Low Wing, 3 Turbojet Eng|
|Flight Phase||climbout : takeoff|
ground : preflight
|Affiliation||company : air carrier|
|Function||flight crew : second officer|
|Qualification||pilot : flight engineer|
pilot : atp
|Experience||flight time total : 3000|
|Function||other personnel other|
|Qualification||other other : other|
|Anomaly||aircraft equipment problem : critical|
|Independent Detector||other flight crewa|
|Resolutory Action||flight crew : overcame equipment problem|
none taken : anomaly accepted
|Air Traffic Incident||other|
On takeoff on runway 22L at newark, crew noticed that entire engine instrument panel (EPR, N1, egt, N2, fuel flow) was not correctly fastened down. Entire bulky box fell out of front instrument panel into throttle quadrant. Fortunately it did not impede or retard the thrust levers which were set at takeoff power. We first noticed this at approximately 100 KTS. First officer was able to hold panel in place until after safely airborne, then we resecured panel with a phillips head. Had the panel suddenly popped out on rotation, it could have been disastrous. At that pitch angle, the box could have retarded the thrust levers.
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: CENTRAL ENGINE INSTRUMENT PANEL ON ACR LGT SLIPPED OUT ON TKOF BECAUSE MAINTENANCE HAD FAILED TO SECURE THE ATTACHMENT FITTINGS.
Narrative: ON TKOF ON RWY 22L AT NEWARK, CREW NOTICED THAT ENTIRE ENGINE INSTRUMENT PANEL (EPR, N1, EGT, N2, FUEL FLOW) WAS NOT CORRECTLY FASTENED DOWN. ENTIRE BULKY BOX FELL OUT OF FRONT INSTRUMENT PANEL INTO THROTTLE QUADRANT. FORTUNATELY IT DID NOT IMPEDE OR RETARD THE THRUST LEVERS WHICH WERE SET AT TKOF POWER. WE FIRST NOTICED THIS AT APPROX 100 KTS. F/O WAS ABLE TO HOLD PANEL IN PLACE UNTIL AFTER SAFELY AIRBORNE, THEN WE RESECURED PANEL WITH A PHILLIPS HEAD. HAD THE PANEL SUDDENLY POPPED OUT ON ROTATION, IT COULD HAVE BEEN DISASTROUS. AT THAT PITCH ANGLE, THE BOX COULD HAVE RETARDED THE THRUST LEVERS.
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.