NTSB Identification: CHI82IA082
Scheduled 14 CFR Part 135: Air Taxi & Commuter
Incident occurred Tuesday, March 09, 1982 in SOUTH BEND, IN
Probable Cause Approval Date: 03/09/1983
Aircraft: SWEARINGEN SA-266TC, registration: N323BA
Injuries: 9 Uninjured.
NTSB investigators used data provided by various sources and may not have traveled in support of this investigation to prepare this aircraft incident report.
THE CAPTAIN REPORTED THAT AT LIFT-OFF ABOVE VI SPEED, HE HEARD A LOUD POP THAT SOUNDED LIKE A TIRE HAD FAILED. A "BRIGHT YELLOWISH" ILLUMINATION WAS THEN SEEN IN FRONT OF THE RIGHT ENGINE. THERE WAS INSUFFICIENT RUNWAY TO ABORT, SO THE TAKEOFF WAS CONTINUED. THE RIGHT ENGINE WAS SECURED (PROP FEATHERED), THE GEAR WAS RETRACTED AND THE AIRCRAFT WAS LANDED WITHOUT FURTHER INCIDENT. AN EXAMINATION REVEALED THAT THE NUMBER THERE TURBINE WHEEL HAD FAILED.
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this incident to be:TURBINE ASSEMBLY,TURBINE WHEEL..FAILURE,TOTAL
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