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|Local Time Of Day||1201 To 1800|
|Locale Reference||airport : 1s0|
|Altitude||msl bound lower : 1600|
msl bound upper : 1600
|Operator||general aviation : personal|
|Make Model Name||Small Aircraft, High Wing, 1 Eng, Fixed Gear|
|Flight Phase||cruise other|
|Function||flight crew : single pilot|
|Qualification||pilot : private|
|Experience||flight time last 90 days : 14|
flight time total : 160
flight time type : 160
|Function||observation : passenger|
|Qualification||other other : other|
|Anomaly||aircraft equipment problem : critical|
other anomaly other
|Independent Detector||other flight crewa|
|Resolutory Action||flight crew : declared emergency|
none taken : unable
After WX briefing, preflight, passenger and I departed cougar, mt airfield for a pleasure flight. With full fuel and no baggage we had gross weight of about xxxxd, middle of envelope. Flew to bremerton for lunch, then on to friday harbor for touch and go. Came back east of renton and down auburn valley. We had discussed coming back down the sound and over the water and fortunately we went inland. Approximately 6 mi south of pierce county the engine quit. I tried 4 times to restart the engine and it wouldn't start. We turned back to pierce county and passenger xa radioed pierce county unicom to clear the area of traffic. About 4 mi south of than field we knew we were not going to make it and decided to land at a small private airstrip at that location, 4 mi south of pierce county airport. There were trees and power lines to get over, so we went in at steep descent to clear them. Full flaps used. Speed was still 100+ when we landed. Bounced and nose gear collapsed as we came down. Nose went down and nose cone made a groove in the soft grass. On injuries and minimal damage to aircraft. Propeller is bent on 1 side cowling (bottom) damaged, 1 wing tip damaged. At this time do not now what caused power loss. We both stayed calm and landed the aircraft safely.
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: SMA ENGINE FAILURE FORCED LNDG.
Narrative: AFTER WX BRIEFING, PREFLT, PAX AND I DEPARTED COUGAR, MT AIRFIELD FOR A PLEASURE FLT. WITH FULL FUEL AND NO BAGGAGE WE HAD GROSS WT OF ABOUT XXXXD, MIDDLE OF ENVELOPE. FLEW TO BREMERTON FOR LUNCH, THEN ON TO FRIDAY HARBOR FOR TOUCH AND GO. CAME BACK E OF RENTON AND DOWN AUBURN VALLEY. WE HAD DISCUSSED COMING BACK DOWN THE SOUND AND OVER THE WATER AND FORTUNATELY WE WENT INLAND. APPROX 6 MI S OF PIERCE COUNTY THE ENG QUIT. I TRIED 4 TIMES TO RESTART THE ENG AND IT WOULDN'T START. WE TURNED BACK TO PIERCE COUNTY AND PAX XA RADIOED PIERCE COUNTY UNICOM TO CLR THE AREA OF TFC. ABOUT 4 MI S OF THAN FIELD WE KNEW WE WERE NOT GOING TO MAKE IT AND DECIDED TO LAND AT A SMALL PVT AIRSTRIP AT THAT LOCATION, 4 MI S OF PIERCE COUNTY ARPT. THERE WERE TREES AND POWER LINES TO GET OVER, SO WE WENT IN AT STEEP DSCNT TO CLR THEM. FULL FLAPS USED. SPD WAS STILL 100+ WHEN WE LANDED. BOUNCED AND NOSE GEAR COLLAPSED AS WE CAME DOWN. NOSE WENT DOWN AND NOSE CONE MADE A GROOVE IN THE SOFT GRASS. ON INJURIES AND MINIMAL DAMAGE TO ACFT. PROP IS BENT ON 1 SIDE COWLING (BOTTOM) DAMAGED, 1 WING TIP DAMAGED. AT THIS TIME DO NOT NOW WHAT CAUSED PWR LOSS. WE BOTH STAYED CALM AND LANDED THE ACFT SAFELY.
Data retrieved from NASA's ASRS site as of July 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.