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|Local Time Of Day||1801 To 2400|
|Locale Reference||airport : rut|
|Altitude||msl bound lower : 6000|
msl bound upper : 9000
|Controlling Facilities||artcc : zbw|
|Operator||common carrier : air carrier|
|Make Model Name||Small Transport|
|Affiliation||company : air carrier|
|Function||flight crew : captain|
oversight : pic
|Qualification||pilot : atp|
|Experience||flight time last 90 days : 210|
flight time total : 5000
flight time type : 800
|Anomaly||inflight encounter : weather|
|Independent Detector||other flight crewa|
|Resolutory Action||flight crew : exited adverse environment|
flight crew : declared emergency
Center told us to hold in the missed approach depicted on the approach plate, since an aircraft was cleared for the rutland airport. Flight departed leb, nh for rutland, vt. Approaching rutland we entered the hold as instructed and ran into severe clear ice. Ice loaded up on the propellers and the crew experienced severe aircraft vibrations. Flight declared an emergency and climbed to 9000' VFR to clear up the problem. The crew was able to correct the problem and no further assistance was needed. Landing was completed.
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: COMMUTER SMT ENCOUNTERED SEVERE CLEAR ICE IN AHD AT RUT.
Narrative: CENTER TOLD US TO HOLD IN THE MISSED APCH DEPICTED ON THE APCH PLATE, SINCE AN ACFT WAS CLRED FOR THE RUTLAND ARPT. FLT DEPARTED LEB, NH FOR RUTLAND, VT. APCHING RUTLAND WE ENTERED THE HOLD AS INSTRUCTED AND RAN INTO SEVERE CLEAR ICE. ICE LOADED UP ON THE PROPS AND THE CREW EXPERIENCED SEVERE ACFT VIBRATIONS. FLT DECLARED AN EMER AND CLIMBED TO 9000' VFR TO CLEAR UP THE PROB. THE CREW WAS ABLE TO CORRECT THE PROB AND NO FURTHER ASSISTANCE WAS NEEDED. LNDG WAS COMPLETED.
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.