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Aviation Safety Reporting System
|Local Time Of Day||1201 To 1800|
|Locale Reference||airport : lgb|
|Altitude||msl bound lower : 57|
msl bound upper : 4500
|Controlling Facilities||tower : lgb|
|Operator||general aviation : instructional|
|Make Model Name||Small Aircraft, High Wing, 1 Eng, Fixed Gear|
|Flight Phase||descent other|
|Function||instruction : instructor|
oversight : pic
|Qualification||pilot : instrument|
pilot : cfi
pilot : commercial
|Experience||flight time last 90 days : 120|
flight time total : 3000
flight time type : 700
|Function||instruction : trainee|
|Qualification||pilot : student|
|Anomaly||aircraft equipment problem : critical|
|Independent Detector||other flight crewa|
|Resolutory Action||flight crew : declared emergency|
none taken : unable
|Consequence||faa : investigated|
I was approximately 5 mi south of lgb at 4500' MSL practicing basic air work, which included MCA steep turns, power on and power off stalls. While in a power off stall the engine failed. I went through the emergency procedures and tried a restart. It would not start. I immediately turned toward lgb and continued to try a restart. It would not start. At approximately 2000' MSL I called lgb tower and told them that I had lost my engine and they cleared me to land on any runway. I landed on runway 30. There was no damage to the aircraft, and after approximately 3 mins it started. I did a run up and everything checked out all right, and I flew the aircraft back to fullerton airport. There has been no problem since then with it. The aircraft is an small aircraft. Callback conversation with reporter revealed the following: reporter is CFI and was on training flight. There were a few clouds but not of any significance. Has had no difficulty with aircraft since. FAA contacted because an aircraft had been diverted due to forced landing situation. No further action.
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: SMA ENGINE FAILURE, FORCED LNDG AT LGB BY INSTRUCTOR AND TRAINEE.
Narrative: I WAS APPROX 5 MI S OF LGB AT 4500' MSL PRACTICING BASIC AIR WORK, WHICH INCLUDED MCA STEEP TURNS, PWR ON AND PWR OFF STALLS. WHILE IN A PWR OFF STALL THE ENG FAILED. I WENT THROUGH THE EMER PROCS AND TRIED A RESTART. IT WOULD NOT START. I IMMEDIATELY TURNED TOWARD LGB AND CONTINUED TO TRY A RESTART. IT WOULD NOT START. AT APPROX 2000' MSL I CALLED LGB TWR AND TOLD THEM THAT I HAD LOST MY ENG AND THEY CLRED ME TO LAND ON ANY RWY. I LANDED ON RWY 30. THERE WAS NO DAMAGE TO THE ACFT, AND AFTER APPROX 3 MINS IT STARTED. I DID A RUN UP AND EVERYTHING CHKED OUT ALL RIGHT, AND I FLEW THE ACFT BACK TO FULLERTON ARPT. THERE HAS BEEN NO PROB SINCE THEN WITH IT. THE ACFT IS AN SMA. CALLBACK CONVERSATION WITH RPTR REVEALED THE FOLLOWING: RPTR IS CFI AND WAS ON TRNING FLT. THERE WERE A FEW CLOUDS BUT NOT OF ANY SIGNIFICANCE. HAS HAD NO DIFFICULTY WITH ACFT SINCE. FAA CONTACTED BECAUSE AN ACFT HAD BEEN DIVERTED DUE TO FORCED LNDG SITUATION. NO FURTHER ACTION.
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.