"... What ... do after a RTO, if there's no damage ... vacate the rwy[?] ... or stay on the rwy and do the checklist[?] ... recommendation somewhere about RTO?
There were many fatal RTO's, & tombstones generated numerous RTO-studies. Each of the fatal RTO's were discussed in training during the 1980's & 90's; so back then, pilots became aware of reasons to STOP
the aircraft!! STAY ON the wider Rwy
for easier inspection (often mishap-pilots inside cockpit were poorly positioned & unaware of fire), while pax easily saw the fire; emergency equipment became sunk in mud near taxiway.
-- international takeoff safety task force;
-- Takeoff Safety Training Aid (TOSTA);
-- FAA Advisory Circular 120-62 provides direction and
guidelines for airlines;
Aero 11 - Rejected Takeoff Studies
Pacific Western Flt 501 / 22Mar84
, B737-200 C-GQPW, Calgary Alberta; aborted takeoff after engine failure at 75 Kts; Uncontained failure of the left engine's 13th stage compressor disc. Wing fuel cell penetrated by debris, major fuel-fed fire, pilot delayed evacuation even after confirmation of fire. Passengers initiated evacuation, all 119 sob's evac'd & survived.
-- T/O @ 0742 MST Rwy 34 from C-1.
-- About 20 seconds into T/O roll pilots heard loud "bang" then aircraft had slight veer left.
--RTO. Pilots thought tire had burst.
-- Slowed, taxied clear of rwy @ C-4; Pilots noted left N1 = 0%, and left generator failure. [Time from disc failure to evacuation finished was 4 or 5 minutes. ]
-- 23 Seconds after RTO initiated, F/O called to Tower "Clear of Rwy."
-- 45 Seconds after RTO initiated, Cockpit Door was opened in response to knocks, F/A entered and asked if they had blown a tire, and then F/A stated ". . . fire at rear of aircraft . . . back of left wing."
-- CVR recorded brief sound of fire-warning bell, and Chimes from F/A to Cockpit Call System;
-- F/O called Tower and asked confirmation of fire.
-- At One Minute +Two Seconds Twr called back confirming fire;
-- F/A-Purser told pilots "whole left back-side [wing] is burning."
-- At One Minute +11 Seconds Captain told F/A to "prepare" for evacuation; discharged fire bottle to Left Engine; told Twr to send emergency equipment;
-- Tower replied that crew best stop the aircraft at their present location.
-- At One Minute +33 Seconds Tower told crew that there were flames on the left side.
-- At One Minute +36 Seconds Fire Bell sounds continuous;
-- F/A reports "bad at the back."
-- Capt discharged second fire bottle, told F/A to again "prep" for evacuation.
-- At One Minute +40 Seconds Captain finally STOPPED the aircraft, pilots executed steps in their Evacuation checklist.
-- At One Minute +55 Seconds F/A's initiated evacuation;
-- fire melted windows along left side and heat and smoke entered aircraft; smoke in aft cabin worst. Fire consumed substantial portion of aircraft. Left Engine fire damaged, Engine Case and Nacelle perforated at the One O'clock (as viewed from rear) upper I/B position. Lower Wing perforated (I/B & in-line with hole in nacelle & 13th stage compressor), skin penetrated, fuel cell broken (Hole in under-surface of wing tank). A segment of engine's disc, 3" by 17", missing; found on Rwy 1300' from start of T/O roll. [Improper stator repair, not IAW PW overhaul manual; disc failure included fatigue cracking.]
-- Pieces of aircraft structure and left engine were later found on Rwy and Twy; TRAIL of raw and burnt fuel residues, & globules of melted aluminium had fallen from left wing; trail continued to final resting position of aircraft. "3-D Fire": elevated fuel source, a running (falling) fire, and ground pooling.
-- Problems with Emergency Equipment: nacelle and wing blocked access of foam cannons (positioned atop fire vehicles) to fire source (under I/B wing).
-- AGARD Discussion: (CWK explained) Manchester , Calgary, and Ryhad mishaps included an aircraft on fire which the pilots taxied off runway onto a taxiway, with detrimental results; delayed Pax evac, and reduced maneuvering space for emergency equipment (Calgary fire trucks stuck in mud just off taxiway). Hidden fires: external or internal (CVG). ["The Final Call" S BARLAY; 157. AGARD's "Aircraft Fire Safety".]
British Airtours / 22Aug85
, B737-236 G-BGLJ named "River Orrin" Exterior flammable liquid (Fuel) Fire. During T/O Rwy 24 at Manchester UK crew heard "thud" like tire burst or a bird strike, captain aborted takeoff. #1 Eng Fire Warning sounded nine seconds after sound of "thud", Tower controller transmitted "a lot of fire" on port side. [Uncontained failure of left engine; fragment of ejected Burner Can ruptured an access panel on the lower surface of the left wing; Wing Tank Fuel leak near burning #1 Engine.] Pilot did abort T/O, but he decelerated gently, then elected to taxi clear of runway (which delayed evacuation by about 20 seconds more)….