|37000 Feet||Browse and search NASA's
Aviation Safety Reporting System
|Local Time Of Day||1201 To 1800|
|Locale Reference||atc facility : sac|
|Altitude||msl bound lower : 7000|
msl bound upper : 7000
|Controlling Facilities||tracon : mcc|
tower : sac
tower : hfd
|Make Model Name||Any Unknown or Unlisted Aircraft Manufacturer|
|Flight Phase||cruise other|
descent : approach
|Route In Use||enroute : direct|
|Function||flight crew : single pilot|
|Qualification||pilot : instrument|
pilot : commercial
|Experience||flight time total : 7000|
|Affiliation||government : faa|
|Function||controller : approach|
|Qualification||controller : radar|
|Anomaly||aircraft equipment problem : critical|
other anomaly other
|Independent Detector||other flight crewa|
|Resolutory Action||flight crew : overcame equipment problem|
flight crew : declared emergency
|Air Traffic Incident||Pilot Deviation|
Engine ran rough then quit. I lowered the nose cancelled IFR and turned toward nearest airport. I then was able to restart the engine, so I did not declare an emergency. Tower cleared me to land runway 12 sacramento executive. On short final I was too high. I then requested runway 20. ATC then told me to do a 360 degree turn to the left. I feared that the engine might quit so I told them unable to comply. They then had an small aircraft go around and cleared me to land runway 20.
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: SMA GOV PLT EXPERIENCES ENG STOPPAGE AND LANDS AT NEAREST ARPT AFTER RESTARTING ENG. NO EMER WAS DECLARED TO TRACON OR TWR.
Narrative: ENG RAN ROUGH THEN QUIT. I LOWERED THE NOSE CANCELLED IFR AND TURNED TOWARD NEAREST ARPT. I THEN WAS ABLE TO RESTART THE ENG, SO I DID NOT DECLARE AN EMER. TWR CLRED ME TO LAND RWY 12 SACRAMENTO EXECUTIVE. ON SHORT FINAL I WAS TOO HIGH. I THEN REQUESTED RWY 20. ATC THEN TOLD ME TO DO A 360 DEG TURN TO THE L. I FEARED THAT THE ENG MIGHT QUIT SO I TOLD THEM UNABLE TO COMPLY. THEY THEN HAD AN SMA GAR AND CLRED ME TO LAND RWY 20.
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.