7.6. Engine Failure/Fire - During Take-Off, After V1

[Depending on the characteristics of your aircraft, it may be appropriate to combine the procedures and drills/checks for After Take-off and In Flight into one check. The following is for a fictitious aircraft. You will have to develop procedures for your aircraft.]

The following is the procedure, and expanded drill and check, to be carried out in the event of an Engine Failure/Fire - During Take-off, After V1. This procedure applies for a failure or fire during take-off from immediately after V1, until autofeather has been selected OFF as part of the After Take-off or Downwind checks. Note the following:

  1. The autofeather and power uptrim are assumed to operate correctly except where indicated.
  2. No calls are made if automatic systems operate correctly.
  3. No action except raising the landing gear is carried out below 400 ft. above the DER (or safe altitude - whichever is higher) if: the autofeather and power uptrim function correctly; or for a fire with the burning engine producing sufficient power.
Table 7-1 Procedure and Crew Coordination

ENGINE FAILURE/FIRE AFTER - DURING TAKE-OFF, AFTER V1 (PF/PNF)

PF  PNF
If the PF first detects a Failure, Fire, or Severe Damage of an engine, the PNF shall be advised.
  • Call "Engine Failure # x", "Engine Fire # x", or "Engine Failure and Fire # x."
  • Or, respond with "Check."
If the PNF first detects a Failure, Fire, or Severe Damage of an engine, the PF shall be advised.
  • Call "Engine Failure # x", "Engine Fire # x", or "Engine Failure and Fire # x."
  • Or, respond with "Check."
* Control — Directional Control & Min V2

Maintain directional control and rotate the aircraft at a rate of about 2o per second until the pitch attitude approximately matches the Flight Director command cue. Achieve a speed of V2 until flap retraction. Attempt to achieve the optimum attitude which is the slip/skid ball ½ ball width away from the live engine and 5o of bank into the live engine. If the control inputs are optimum the Flight Director will command the correct bank. If aircraft is controllable make no call.

 
  * Power — Take-off Power + Uptrim

Confirm power uptrim. If engine power uptrim has taken place, make no call. If power uptrim has not occurred set the briefed Maximum Take-off Power.

  • Call "Max Power, xxx Torque Set."
  After lift-off confirm that the aircraft is climbing as indicated by the altimeter, the VSI and, if possible, visually. If the aircraft is in fact climbing:
  • Call "Positive Rate."
* Gear — UP

At the "Positive Rate" call, confirm a climb on the VSI and visually (if possible). If climbing:

  • Call "Gear Up" and give the visual signal to retract the landing gear.
Select the landing gear up. Monitor gear retraction. If gear retraction is normal say nothing. If there is a malfunction call "Unsafe Gear".

>> WARNING <<

Failure of the autofeather may require the crew to perform the ENGINE FAILURE/FIRE Drill prior to 400 ft or safe altitude, and before Flap retraction. If no autofeather and affected engine is not producing sufficient power, call for the Engine Failure or Fire Drill as follows:

  • For an engine failure, call "Engine Failure Drill # 1 (or # 2) Engine."
  • For an engine fire, call "Engine Fire Drill # 1 (or # 2) Engine." If no call is made, or if the affected engine is producing sufficient power call for the drill after the flaps have been retracted.
* Autofeather — Confirmed

Confirm autofeather and advise status as follows:

  • Autofeather successful 
  • make no call.
  • Autofeather unsuccessful 
  • call "Negative Autofeather."
  • No Autofeather due affected engine still producing power 
  • call "Affected Engine Torque xx" (Say torque on affected engine).

If PF calls for the Engine Failure/Fire Drill at this point. Carry it out as described later in this procedure, then return to "Flaps..."

* Flaps — UP (At Safe Alt - Min 400 ft)

Climb at a speed of V2. At a safe altitude that is at least 400 ft. above the departure runway, accelerate to Vfri then:

  • Call "Flaps Up", and give the visual signal to retract the flaps.
Confirm that the aircraft speed is at least Vfri then select the flaps up. Select IAS as the vertical mode of the Flight Director and use the thumb wheel to set Vclimb:
  • Call "IAS xxx Selected", where xxx is Vclimb.
* Engine Failure/Fire Drill - Affected Engine

Accelerate to Vclimb and call for the drill as follows:

  • For an engine failure, call "Engine Failure Drill # 1 (or # 2) Engine."
  • For an engine fire, call "Engine Fire Drill # 1 (or # 2) Engine."
Acknowledge by saying the drill to be carried out as follows:
  • say "Engine Failure Drill # 1 (or # 2) Engine", or
  • say "Engine Fire Drill # 1 (or # 2) Engine."
Confirm that the PNF's hand is on the power lever for the correct engine.
  • If correct call "FLIGHT IDLE."
* (C) POWER Lever — FLT IDLE

Place hand on the power lever of the affected engine.

  • Call "# 1 (or # 2) Power Lever." On the PF's confirmation, retard the power lever to FLIGHT IDLE.
Confirm that the PNF's hand is on the condition lever for the correct engine.
  • If correct call "FUEL OFF."
(C) Condition Lever — FUEL OFF

Place hand on the condition lever of the affected engine.

  • Call "# 1 (or # 2) Condition Lever."
  • On the PF's confirmation, retard the condition lever to FUEL OFF.
Continue to climb at Vclimb and monitor the PNF to the extent that attention to flying permits. Confirmed Feather — If reqd - ALTERNATE FEATHER

Confirm that feathering has occurred.

  • If it has call "Confirmed Feather."
  • If it has not, select the appropriate ALTERNATE FEATHER switch to ALT, call "Selecting ALTERNATE FEATHER." Then re-confirm feather and call "Confirmed Feather."
  AUX PUMP — OFF

Select the AUX PUMP to OFF for the appropriate engine/tank.

  • Call "# 1 (or # 2) AUX PUMP OFF."
Confirm that the PNF's hand is on the correct engine T-handle.
  • If correct call "Pull."
(C) T-handle — Pull

Place hand on the T-handle of the affected engine.

  • Call "# 1 (or # 2) T-handle."
  • On the PF's confirmation, grasp and pull the T-handle.
Acknowledge the Engine Failure Drill call:
  • by responding "Check."
  • If there is no Engine Fire call "Engine Failure Drill Complete", and go to the Landing Gear and Flaps cells later in this table. If there is an Engine Fire, proceed as in the next cells.
  Engine Fire

Extinguisher Switch — FWD BTL

Select the Extinguisher Switch to FWD BTL, start the timer.

  • Call "FWD BTL."
  If Fire Warning persists after 30 sec:

Extinguisher Switch — AFT BTL

If the fire warning persists for 30 sec. select the Extinguisher Switch to AFT BTL.

  • Call "AFT BTL."
Acknowledge the Engine Fire Drill call:
  • by responding "Check."If advised that the Fire Warning persists, as the FO follow the Captain's direction, or as the Captain issue direction for the next action.
If the Fire Warning ceases:
  • Call "Engine Fire Drill Complete" and proceed to the Landing Gear and Flaps cells later in this table. If the Fire Warning persists advise the PF. If the Captain is the PNF also direct the next action.
Continue to climb at Vclimb and monitor the PNF to the extent that attention to flying permits. When flaps have fully retracted re-confirm that the gear is up:
  • Call "Gear Up, Flaps Up".
When the PNF calls "Gear Up, Flaps Up", if Maximum Take-off Power is no longer required or if the maximum time limit is expended:
  • Call "Set Max Continuous Power"and give the visual signal to reduce power.
  • If it is desired to leave the bleed air off, add the direction "Bleed Off."
Select the live engine bleed to ON and MAX. Then reduce to Maximum Continuous power.
Climb to at least 1000 ft. above the aerodrome elevation.
  • Request the PNF to "Carry out Engine Failure/Fire Check # 1 (or # 2) Engine."
Silently recheck the items of the Engine Failure/Fire checklist, of which the last item is:

Engine Shutdown Check Ph. 2 (Page xx) Complete

Carry out aurally, the Engine Shutdown Check.

  • When complete advise "Engine Shutdown Check complete."
At a convenient point:
  • Call for the "After Take-off Check", or the "Downwind Check" if applicable.
Carry out either the "After Take-off Check" or the "Downwind Check" as detailed in the Normal Flight Procedures chapters.


 

 
 


 
 
 
 
 

 
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