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|Local Time Of Day||0601 To 1200|
|Locale Reference||airport : w29|
|Altitude||agl bound lower : 0|
agl bound upper : 0
|Operator||general aviation : instructional|
|Make Model Name||Skyhawk 172/Cutlass 172|
|Operating Under FAR Part||Part 91|
|Flight Phase||descent : approach|
|Function||instruction : instructor|
|Qualification||pilot : instrument|
pilot : commercial
pilot : private
pilot : cfi
|Experience||flight time last 90 days : 40|
flight time total : 1500
|Function||instruction : trainee|
|Qualification||pilot : private|
|Anomaly||aircraft equipment problem : critical|
other anomaly other
|Independent Detector||aircraft equipment other aircraft equipment : unspecified|
other flight crewa
|Resolutory Action||flight crew : declared emergency|
On a local IFR training flight, student and instructor had made 2 VOR DME approachs to bay bridge airport, W29, at stevensville, md. We executed a missed approach the first time. On second approach on glide path to runway 29, with carburetor heat on, in landing confign, we lost power and landed on a closed runway. We suspected carburetor ice, even though the temperature was 80 degrees, so we asked the mechanic on duty to check it out. He ran up the engine and found no evidence of ice. The temperature on the ramp could have melted any ice that had formed. We left the airplane with the mechanic to check and repair (if needed) any mechanical problems. He found nothing wrong.
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: DURING A SECOND PRACTICE INST APCH TO A CLOSED RWY, THE ENG OF THE C172 LOST PWR RESULTING IN THE PLTS LNDG ON THE CLOSED RWY. CARB ICE WAS SUSPECTED, BUT NO ENG PROB COULD BE FOUND AFTER THE ENG WAS EXAMINED AFTER THE INCIDENT.
Narrative: ON A LCL IFR TRAINING FLT, STUDENT AND INSTRUCTOR HAD MADE 2 VOR DME APCHS TO BAY BRIDGE ARPT, W29, AT STEVENSVILLE, MD. WE EXECUTED A MISSED APCH THE FIRST TIME. ON SECOND APCH ON GLIDE PATH TO RWY 29, WITH CARB HEAT ON, IN LNDG CONFIGN, WE LOST PWR AND LANDED ON A CLOSED RWY. WE SUSPECTED CARB ICE, EVEN THOUGH THE TEMP WAS 80 DEGS, SO WE ASKED THE MECH ON DUTY TO CHK IT OUT. HE RAN UP THE ENG AND FOUND NO EVIDENCE OF ICE. THE TEMP ON THE RAMP COULD HAVE MELTED ANY ICE THAT HAD FORMED. WE LEFT THE AIRPLANE WITH THE MECH TO CHK AND REPAIR (IF NEEDED) ANY MECHANICAL PROBS. HE FOUND NOTHING WRONG.
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.