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|Local Time Of Day||1801 To 2400|
|Locale Reference||airport : phl|
|Altitude||agl bound lower : 0|
agl bound upper : 0
|Operator||common carrier : air carrier|
|Make Model Name||Medium Large Transport, Low Wing, 2 Turbojet Eng|
|Flight Phase||climbout : takeoff|
|Affiliation||company : air carrier|
|Function||flight crew : first officer|
|Qualification||pilot : instrument|
pilot : commercial
|Experience||flight time last 90 days : 220|
flight time total : 10500
|Function||flight crew : captain|
oversight : pic
|Qualification||pilot : atp|
|Anomaly||aircraft equipment problem : critical|
|Independent Detector||other flight crewa|
|Resolutory Action||flight crew : rejected takeoff|
|Air Traffic Incident||other|
Takeoff was normal through 110 KIAS. At this time we perceived a simultaneous loud series of compressor stalls from the left engine, accompanied by aircraft vibration. The takeoff was aborted and the airplane turned off the runway and onto the taxiway. #1 engine was shut down as it was unable to be advanced west/O the engine stalling. As we proceeded toward the gate on the taxiway, the left landing gear tires blew out. We called for appropriate assistance and departed the airplane on a bus to the gate area. Inspection revealed that the #1 main tire blew during takeoff roll. The tire debris damaged the left landing gear door and inboard flap. Damaged pieces entered the #1 engine intake duct, resulting in severe compressor stalls and loss of power. Due to the maximum takeoff weight condition, in combination with only 1 left main gear tire bearing the extremely high brake energy loads, #2 tire thermal plugs blew, resulting in the airplane resting on the left landing gear trunk assembly. Company policy is to use retreaded tires. I believe limits should apply as to the number of times a particular tire can be retreaded. The tires on this aircraft appeared to be in good condition, yet the internal structure must have been defective.
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: MLG ABORTS TKOF DUE TO ENGINE FAILURE.
Narrative: TKOF WAS NORMAL THROUGH 110 KIAS. AT THIS TIME WE PERCEIVED A SIMULTANEOUS LOUD SERIES OF COMPRESSOR STALLS FROM THE LEFT ENG, ACCOMPANIED BY ACFT VIBRATION. THE TKOF WAS ABORTED AND THE AIRPLANE TURNED OFF THE RWY AND ONTO THE TXWY. #1 ENG WAS SHUT DOWN AS IT WAS UNABLE TO BE ADVANCED W/O THE ENG STALLING. AS WE PROCEEDED TOWARD THE GATE ON THE TXWY, THE LEFT LNDG GEAR TIRES BLEW OUT. WE CALLED FOR APPROPRIATE ASSISTANCE AND DEPARTED THE AIRPLANE ON A BUS TO THE GATE AREA. INSPECTION REVEALED THAT THE #1 MAIN TIRE BLEW DURING TKOF ROLL. THE TIRE DEBRIS DAMAGED THE LEFT LNDG GEAR DOOR AND INBOARD FLAP. DAMAGED PIECES ENTERED THE #1 ENG INTAKE DUCT, RESULTING IN SEVERE COMPRESSOR STALLS AND LOSS OF PWR. DUE TO THE MAX TKOF WT CONDITION, IN COMBINATION WITH ONLY 1 LEFT MAIN GEAR TIRE BEARING THE EXTREMELY HIGH BRAKE ENERGY LOADS, #2 TIRE THERMAL PLUGS BLEW, RESULTING IN THE AIRPLANE RESTING ON THE LEFT LNDG GEAR TRUNK ASSEMBLY. COMPANY POLICY IS TO USE RETREADED TIRES. I BELIEVE LIMITS SHOULD APPLY AS TO THE NUMBER OF TIMES A PARTICULAR TIRE CAN BE RETREADED. THE TIRES ON THIS ACFT APPEARED TO BE IN GOOD CONDITION, YET THE INTERNAL STRUCTURE MUST HAVE BEEN DEFECTIVE.
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.