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Aviation Safety Reporting System
|Local Time Of Day||1201 To 1800|
|Locale Reference||atc facility : ckn|
|Altitude||msl bound lower : 900|
msl bound upper : 3800
|Controlling Facilities||tracon : gfk|
|Operator||general aviation : personal|
|Make Model Name||Small Transport, Low Wing, 2 Recip Eng|
|Flight Phase||cruise other|
|Function||flight crew : single pilot|
|Qualification||pilot : instrument|
pilot : commercial
|Experience||flight time last 90 days : 120|
flight time total : 3000
flight time type : 90
|Anomaly||aircraft equipment problem : critical|
other anomaly other
|Independent Detector||other flight crewa|
|Resolutory Action||flight crew : declared emergency|
Ten miles east of grand forks I experienced a loss of power. I performed the manufactures emergency procedures and identified aids feather the right motor, I could not hold altitude as I turned east to land at crookston the closest airport. The left engine was not making enough power to maintain altitude when a landing was inevitable performed a standard off field landing. Once safely down I checked the main fuel tanks and the fuel in the tanks matched the amount shown on the main gauges which was enough to make grand forks with an IFR reserve. At this time the cause of the problem is undetermined. I feel that in order to prevent or limit the amount of stress felt the possibility of a simulating engine failure should be covered in training in regard to design making at times of extreme stress. Callback conversation with reporter revealed following information. Reporter states he doesn't bloody know what happened. No report back from investigators at this time. Reporter is receiving additional simulator training.
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: EMERGENCY DUE TO FAILURE OF BOTH ENGINES.
Narrative: TEN MILES E OF GRAND FORKS I EXPERIENCED A LOSS OF PWR. I PERFORMED THE MANUFACTURES EMER PROCS AND IDENTIFIED AIDS FEATHER THE RIGHT MOTOR, I COULD NOT HOLD ALT AS I TURNED E TO LAND AT CROOKSTON THE CLOSEST ARPT. THE L ENG WAS NOT MAKING ENOUGH PWR TO MAINTAIN ALT WHEN A LNDG WAS INEVITABLE PERFORMED A STANDARD OFF FIELD LNDG. ONCE SAFELY DOWN I CHKED THE MAIN FUEL TANKS AND THE FUEL IN THE TANKS MATCHED THE AMOUNT SHOWN ON THE MAIN GAUGES WHICH WAS ENOUGH TO MAKE GRAND FORKS WITH AN IFR RESERVE. AT THIS TIME THE CAUSE OF THE PROB IS UNDETERMINED. I FEEL THAT IN ORDER TO PREVENT OR LIMIT THE AMOUNT OF STRESS FELT THE POSSIBILITY OF A simulating ENG FAILURE SHOULD BE COVERED IN TRAINING IN REGARD TO DESIGN MAKING AT TIMES OF EXTREME STRESS. CALLBACK CONVERSATION WITH RPTR REVEALED FOLLOWING INFO. RPTR STATES HE DOESN'T BLOODY KNOW WHAT HAPPENED. NO RPT BACK FROM INVESTIGATORS AT THIS TIME. RPTR IS RECEIVING ADDITIONAL SIMULATOR TRAINING.
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.