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|Local Time Of Day||1201 To 1800|
|Locale Reference||airport : cfj|
|Altitude||msl bound lower : 904|
msl bound upper : 1504
|Controlling Facilities||tower : gcn|
|Operator||general aviation : personal|
|Make Model Name||Small Aircraft|
|Flight Phase||cruise other|
descent : approach
landing : go around
|Route In Use||approach : visual|
|Function||flight crew : single pilot|
|Qualification||pilot : private|
|Experience||flight time last 90 days : 35|
flight time total : 379
flight time type : 375
|Function||observation : observer|
|Anomaly||aircraft equipment problem : critical|
other anomaly other
other spatial deviation
|Independent Detector||other flight crewa|
other other : unspecified
|Resolutory Action||flight crew : declared emergency|
|Consequence||faa : investigated|
4 mi northwest of airport engine sputtered and lost power. Emergency procedures were enacted and a glide was established to the airport using an old grass runway that was retired from service several yrs prior. On short final to this runway power was reestablished and a full power aborted attempted emergency landing was established. Climb out from this aborted landing resulted in crossing the active runway (22) at about 100' at the threshold, and followed by a 270 degree left turn. A safe landing was executed on the active runway. The aircraft was hangared, and although only minor traces of water were found on preflight (tank sumps), about a 1/2 cup was drained from fuel strainer. It is the intent of this author to have the fuel vent system and carburetor checked before further flight. This go around from the emergency landing site and subsequent 270 degree left turn to the active was viewed by a recently terminated airport lawn mower operator and reported as careless and unsafe operation. There were no other aircraft in the area.
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: SMA PLT MAKES AN APCH FOR AN EMERGENCY LNDG AND UPON REESTABLISHING ENGINE POWER, PERFORMS A GO AROUND WITH A TURN FOR LNDG AT SAME ARPT. OBS ON GND CLAIMS ACT WAS CARELESS AND RECKLESS OPERATION.
Narrative: 4 MI NW OF ARPT ENG SPUTTERED AND LOST PWR. EMER PROCS WERE ENACTED AND A GLIDE WAS ESTABLISHED TO THE ARPT USING AN OLD GRASS RWY THAT WAS RETIRED FROM SVC SEVERAL YRS PRIOR. ON SHORT FINAL TO THIS RWY PWR WAS REESTABLISHED AND A FULL PWR ABORTED ATTEMPTED EMER LNDG WAS ESTABLISHED. CLBOUT FROM THIS ABORTED LNDG RESULTED IN XING THE ACTIVE RWY (22) AT ABOUT 100' AT THE THRESHOLD, AND FOLLOWED BY A 270 DEG LEFT TURN. A SAFE LNDG WAS EXECUTED ON THE ACTIVE RWY. THE ACFT WAS HANGARED, AND ALTHOUGH ONLY MINOR TRACES OF WATER WERE FOUND ON PREFLT (TANK SUMPS), ABOUT A 1/2 CUP WAS DRAINED FROM FUEL STRAINER. IT IS THE INTENT OF THIS AUTHOR TO HAVE THE FUEL VENT SYS AND CARB CHKED BEFORE FURTHER FLT. THIS GAR FROM THE EMER LNDG SITE AND SUBSEQUENT 270 DEG LEFT TURN TO THE ACTIVE WAS VIEWED BY A RECENTLY TERMINATED ARPT LAWN MOWER OPERATOR AND RPTED AS CARELESS AND UNSAFE OPERATION. THERE WERE NO OTHER ACFT IN THE AREA.
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.