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Aviation Safety Reporting System
|Local Time Of Day||0601 To 1200|
|Locale Reference||airport : ftg|
|Altitude||agl bound lower : 0|
agl bound upper : 200
|Controlling Facilities||tracon : rdu|
|Operator||general aviation : instructional|
|Make Model Name||Small Aircraft, Low Wing, 2 Eng, Retractable Gear|
|Flight Phase||descent : approach|
|Function||instruction : instructor|
|Qualification||pilot : cfi|
pilot : commercial
pilot : instrument
|Experience||flight time last 90 days : 200|
flight time total : 1300
flight time type : 60
|Function||instruction : trainee|
|Qualification||pilot : student|
other anomaly other
|Independent Detector||other flight crewa|
|Resolutory Action||flight crew : regained aircraft control|
|Primary Problem||Flight Crew Human Performance|
|Air Traffic Incident||Pilot Deviation|
I was doing multi-engine training at the time I simulated an ILS approach single engine, by turning off fuel to left engine. Runway is 8000' long and wind was 230/5 KTS, appeared it would be no problem to land on runway 26. Fuel turned back on at MM in case it was needed to go around. Approach appeared normal until 20' or so above runway then needed additional power to stabilize T/D. Left engine surged and stopped producing power. I took over in attempt to salvage landing but unable to maintain position over runway. Pulled power to avoid losing control and landed in dirt between runway and taxiway. Avoided all signs and lights. Rolled onto taxiway. No damage to aircraft, or ground facs. I realized that my attempt to simulate a realistic emergency was too realistic. I thought I had everything set up with long runway, good WX and lightly loaded aircraft. It would be best to find another way to simulate engine failure.
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: GA SMA RWY EXCURSION AFTER LNDG FROM SIMULATED SINGLE ENGINE APCH.
Narrative: I WAS DOING MULTI-ENG TRNING AT THE TIME I SIMULATED AN ILS APCH SINGLE ENG, BY TURNING OFF FUEL TO L ENG. RWY IS 8000' LONG AND WIND WAS 230/5 KTS, APPEARED IT WOULD BE NO PROB TO LAND ON RWY 26. FUEL TURNED BACK ON AT MM IN CASE IT WAS NEEDED TO GO AROUND. APCH APPEARED NORMAL UNTIL 20' OR SO ABOVE RWY THEN NEEDED ADDITIONAL PWR TO STABILIZE T/D. L ENG SURGED AND STOPPED PRODUCING PWR. I TOOK OVER IN ATTEMPT TO SALVAGE LNDG BUT UNABLE TO MAINTAIN POS OVER RWY. PULLED PWR TO AVOID LOSING CTL AND LANDED IN DIRT BTWN RWY AND TXWY. AVOIDED ALL SIGNS AND LIGHTS. ROLLED ONTO TXWY. NO DAMAGE TO ACFT, OR GND FACS. I REALIZED THAT MY ATTEMPT TO SIMULATE A REALISTIC EMER WAS TOO REALISTIC. I THOUGHT I HAD EVERYTHING SET UP WITH LONG RWY, GOOD WX AND LIGHTLY LOADED ACFT. IT WOULD BE BEST TO FIND ANOTHER WAY TO SIMULATE ENG FAILURE.
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.