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Aviation Safety Reporting System
|Local Time Of Day||1201 To 1800|
|Locale Reference||airport : stl|
|Altitude||agl bound lower : 0|
agl bound upper : 0
|Operator||common carrier : air carrier|
|Make Model Name||Light Transport, Low Wing, 2 Turboprop Eng|
|Flight Phase||climbout : takeoff|
|Affiliation||company : air carrier|
|Function||flight crew : first officer|
|Qualification||pilot : commercial|
pilot : cfi
pilot : instrument
|Experience||flight time last 90 days : 240|
flight time total : 2900
flight time type : 950
|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|
flight crew : declared emergency
St louis lambert tower cleared us for takeoff. With 3 passenger aboard and 3 crew members, we taxied on the runway with all gauges showing normal indication. The captain advanced the power to the required maximum setting, everything came up normal till about 60 knots, and before V1 a loud 'pop' was heard followed by engine oil lights on the right engine, the first officer called abort as the captain pulled off power and rolled off the runway onto a taxiway. Tower asked if we needed assistance and the first officer responded 'yes' for safety reasons. At that time the flight attendant came forward to notify there was a fire. The captain then armed the extinguisher by pulling the fire handle but did not fire the extinguisher due to no visual signs of fire from the first officer or no indication of fire on the warning panel. The flight attendant had started evacuate/evacuation at this time, both engines had been shut down then. It was found later by mechanics that something (metal) had been ingested into the engine (not confirmed).
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: ACR LTT FOREIGN OBJECT INGESTION ON TKOF ROLL CAUSED ENGINE DAMAGE AND ABORTED TKOF.
Narrative: ST LOUIS LAMBERT TWR CLRED US FOR TKOF. WITH 3 PAX ABOARD AND 3 CREW MEMBERS, WE TAXIED ON THE RWY WITH ALL GAUGES SHOWING NORMAL INDICATION. THE CAPT ADVANCED THE POWER TO THE REQUIRED MAXIMUM SETTING, EVERYTHING CAME UP NORMAL TILL ABOUT 60 KNOTS, AND BEFORE V1 A LOUD 'POP' WAS HEARD FOLLOWED BY ENGINE OIL LIGHTS ON THE RIGHT ENGINE, THE F/O CALLED ABORT AS THE CAPT PULLED OFF POWER AND ROLLED OFF THE RWY ONTO A TAXIWAY. TWR ASKED IF WE NEEDED ASSISTANCE AND THE F/O RESPONDED 'YES' FOR SAFETY REASONS. AT THAT TIME THE FLT ATTENDANT CAME FORWARD TO NOTIFY THERE WAS A FIRE. THE CAPT THEN ARMED THE EXTINGUISHER BY PULLING THE FIRE HANDLE BUT DID NOT FIRE THE EXTINGUISHER DUE TO NO VISUAL SIGNS OF FIRE FROM THE F/O OR NO INDICATION OF FIRE ON THE WARNING PANEL. THE FLT ATTENDANT HAD STARTED EVAC AT THIS TIME, BOTH ENGINES HAD BEEN SHUT DOWN THEN. IT WAS FOUND LATER BY MECHANICS THAT SOMETHING (METAL) HAD BEEN INGESTED INTO THE ENGINE (NOT CONFIRMED).
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.