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|Local Time Of Day||1201 To 1800|
|Locale Reference||airport : ttn.airport|
|Altitude||msl single value : 2500|
|Operator||general aviation : instructional|
|Make Model Name||Helicopter|
|Operating Under FAR Part||Part 91|
|Navigation In Use||other|
|Flight Phase||cruise : level|
|Function||instruction : instructor|
|Qualification||pilot : cfi|
pilot : commercial
|Experience||flight time last 90 days : 54|
flight time total : 527
flight time type : 380
|Function||instruction : trainee|
|Anomaly||aircraft equipment problem : critical|
|Independent Detector||aircraft equipment other aircraft equipment : oil pressure indication|
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|Resolutory Action||flight crew : declared emergency|
Was in cruise flight from penns landing to hachettstown airport when a small knock started. Turned back to mercer county airport and reported what I had, and that I needed to land. About 6 mi out, the pressure started to drop, then told mercer county I was going to make a landing at a golf course. I was coming down at about 1500 ft when the engine locked up. I entered an autorotation and landed, with no damage to the helicopter. I called mercer county to say we were ok, then killed all power and fuel.
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: HELI PLT WAS FORCED TO MAKE AN OFF ARPT LNDG AFTER THE ACFT ENG SEIZED.
Narrative: WAS IN CRUISE FLT FROM PENNS LANDING TO HACHETTSTOWN ARPT WHEN A SMALL KNOCK STARTED. TURNED BACK TO MERCER COUNTY ARPT AND RPTED WHAT I HAD, AND THAT I NEEDED TO LAND. ABOUT 6 MI OUT, THE PRESSURE STARTED TO DROP, THEN TOLD MERCER COUNTY I WAS GOING TO MAKE A LNDG AT A GOLF COURSE. I WAS COMING DOWN AT ABOUT 1500 FT WHEN THE ENG LOCKED UP. I ENTERED AN AUTOROTATION AND LANDED, WITH NO DAMAGE TO THE HELI. I CALLED MERCER COUNTY TO SAY WE WERE OK, THEN KILLED ALL PWR AND FUEL.
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.