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Aviation Safety Reporting System
|Local Time Of Day||1201 To 1800|
|Locale Reference||airport : 22g|
|Altitude||agl bound lower : 0|
agl bound upper : 0
|Operator||common carrier : air taxi|
|Make Model Name||Small Transport, Low Wing, 2 Recip Eng|
|Flight Phase||climbout : takeoff|
|Affiliation||company : air taxi|
|Function||flight crew : single pilot|
|Qualification||pilot : atp|
pilot : cfi
|Experience||flight time last 90 days : 180|
flight time total : 23000
flight time type : 500
|Anomaly||aircraft equipment problem : critical|
other anomaly other
|Independent Detector||other flight crewa|
|Resolutory Action||flight crew : declared emergency|
none taken : unable
|Primary Problem||Flight Crew Human Performance|
While taking off at 22G, approximately 1000' down a 5000' runway, tail-up and in takeoff confign, the right engine cut out. I reduced power to the left engine to correct swerve to the right, then the right engine came back with power and briefly over-sped. I then increased power to the left engine to correct the swerve to the left, then the right engine cut out again. By the time I reduced power to the left engine again, I had swerved off the runway and ground-looped into a shallow ditch. Possible causes: a blower malfunction, or contaminated fuel.
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: LOSS ACFT CONTROL WHEN RIGHT ENGINE CUT OUT. RWY EXCURSION.
Narrative: WHILE TAKING OFF AT 22G, APPROX 1000' DOWN A 5000' RWY, TAIL-UP AND IN TKOF CONFIGN, THE RIGHT ENG CUT OUT. I REDUCED PWR TO THE LEFT ENG TO CORRECT SWERVE TO THE RIGHT, THEN THE RIGHT ENG CAME BACK WITH PWR AND BRIEFLY OVER-SPED. I THEN INCREASED PWR TO THE LEFT ENG TO CORRECT THE SWERVE TO THE L, THEN THE R ENG CUT OUT AGAIN. BY THE TIME I REDUCED PWR TO THE L ENG AGAIN, I HAD SWERVED OFF THE RWY AND GND-LOOPED INTO A SHALLOW DITCH. POSSIBLE CAUSES: A BLOWER MALFUNCTION, OR CONTAMINATED FUEL.
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.