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Aviation Safety Reporting System
|Local Time Of Day||1201 To 1800|
|Locale Reference||airport : las|
|Altitude||agl bound lower : 0|
agl bound upper : 0
|Controlling Facilities||tower : clt|
|Operator||common carrier : air carrier|
|Make Model Name||Small Transport, Low Wing, 2 Recip Eng|
|Flight Phase||climbout : takeoff|
|Affiliation||company : air carrier|
|Function||flight crew : single pilot|
|Qualification||pilot : atp|
pilot : cfi
|Experience||flight time last 90 days : 250|
flight time total : 2100
flight time type : 140
|Qualification||other other : other|
|Anomaly||aircraft equipment problem : critical|
|Independent Detector||other flight crewa|
|Resolutory Action||flight crew : rejected takeoff|
flight crew : declared emergency
|Consequence||faa : investigated|
I was #1 for takeoff holding at runway 1L. Tower advised long wait for heavy jet traffic off runway 1R. I set parking brake, then ATC cleared me for immediate takeoff single on 1 mi final. I did before takeoff check transponder on, lights on, fuel pumps on high, parking brake went in to stops, tanks on main and flaps up. I then taxied into position on runway 1L and set throttles to 20' of mp, brought mixtures to rich, throttles to 25' mp, checked gauges in green and applied full power. I noticed stiffness in rudders and slow acceleration and airspeed slow through 60 KTS check gauges still in green airspeed was through 75 KTS. I aborted takeoff and applied brakes. I went off runway 1L and came to stop between runways 1L and 1R on the access road. I got out to let passenger off when I saw right brake on fire. I then went back inside to get fire extinguisher, but a lineman for FBO put the fire out. I then unloaded passenger. No one was injured. By then metropolitan police and fire trucks arrived. Aircraft was then towed to maintenance hangars. Callback conversation with reporter revealed the following: the FAA is investigating this incident. No damage to aircraft or injuries, therefore FAA calls it an incident. FAA suspects that the parking brake was not released or not released properly. FAA said he can't prove brake was not released nor can the reporter prove he had released the brake. Reporter was amazed at how far he traveled before the aircraft came to a full stop. He said that it was as if there were no brakes at all. After abort, aircraft approached end of runway, then turned off runway onto an access road.
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: SMT BRAKE CATCHES FIRE DURING TKOF AND SUBSEQUENT ABORT ROLL.
Narrative: I WAS #1 FOR TKOF HOLDING AT RWY 1L. TWR ADVISED LONG WAIT FOR HVY JET TFC OFF RWY 1R. I SET PARKING BRAKE, THEN ATC CLRED ME FOR IMMEDIATE TKOF SINGLE ON 1 MI FINAL. I DID BEFORE TKOF CHK TRANSPONDER ON, LIGHTS ON, FUEL PUMPS ON HIGH, PARKING BRAKE WENT IN TO STOPS, TANKS ON MAIN AND FLAPS UP. I THEN TAXIED INTO POS ON RWY 1L AND SET THROTTLES TO 20' OF MP, BROUGHT MIXTURES TO RICH, THROTTLES TO 25' MP, CHKED GAUGES IN GREEN AND APPLIED FULL PWR. I NOTICED STIFFNESS IN RUDDERS AND SLOW ACCELERATION AND AIRSPD SLOW THROUGH 60 KTS CHK GAUGES STILL IN GREEN AIRSPD WAS THROUGH 75 KTS. I ABORTED TKOF AND APPLIED BRAKES. I WENT OFF RWY 1L AND CAME TO STOP BTWN RWYS 1L AND 1R ON THE ACCESS ROAD. I GOT OUT TO LET PAX OFF WHEN I SAW RIGHT BRAKE ON FIRE. I THEN WENT BACK INSIDE TO GET FIRE EXTINGUISHER, BUT A LINEMAN FOR FBO PUT THE FIRE OUT. I THEN UNLOADED PAX. NO ONE WAS INJURED. BY THEN METRO POLICE AND FIRE TRUCKS ARRIVED. ACFT WAS THEN TOWED TO MAINT HANGARS. CALLBACK CONVERSATION WITH RPTR REVEALED THE FOLLOWING: THE FAA IS INVESTIGATING THIS INCIDENT. NO DAMAGE TO ACFT OR INJURIES, THEREFORE FAA CALLS IT AN INCIDENT. FAA SUSPECTS THAT THE PARKING BRAKE WAS NOT RELEASED OR NOT RELEASED PROPERLY. FAA SAID HE CAN'T PROVE BRAKE WAS NOT RELEASED NOR CAN THE RPTR PROVE HE HAD RELEASED THE BRAKE. RPTR WAS AMAZED AT HOW FAR HE TRAVELED BEFORE THE ACFT CAME TO A FULL STOP. HE SAID THAT IT WAS AS IF THERE WERE NO BRAKES AT ALL. AFTER ABORT, ACFT APCHED END OF RWY, THEN TURNED OFF RWY ONTO AN ACCESS ROAD.
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.