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|Local Time Of Day||0601 To 1200|
|Locale Reference||navaid : bxk.vortac|
|Altitude||agl bound lower : 0|
agl bound upper : 2500
|Controlling Facilities||tower : aby.tower|
|Operator||general aviation : instructional|
|Make Model Name||Small Aircraft, Low Wing, 1 Eng, Fixed Gear|
|Operating Under FAR Part||Part 91|
|Flight Phase||descent : intermediate altitude|
landing : roll
|Function||instruction : instructor|
|Qualification||pilot : commercial|
pilot : cfi
pilot : instrument
|Experience||flight time last 90 days : 40|
flight time total : 337
flight time type : 162
|Function||instruction : trainee|
|Anomaly||aircraft equipment problem : critical|
ground encounters other
non adherence : published procedure
|Independent Detector||other flight crewa|
|Resolutory Action||flight crew : landed in emergency condition|
|Consequence||faa : investigated|
|Problem Areas||Flight Crew Human Performance|
|Primary Problem||Flight Crew Human Performance|
I departed gec with a private pilot student for a preparation flight for his check ride scheduled for the next day. After transition through gyr airspace, we established a practice area north of bxk VOR. After a series of steep turns, diversion to an alternate was accomplished. Practice procedures began when I pulled the throttle to idle to simulate an engine failure. The altitude was approximately 2500 ft AGL. My student practiced his procedures and descended to a dirt road. During the descent, I monitored the egt and the cylinder head temperature gauges. Both remained in the normal range. When I was satisfied with my student's approach, I instructed him to 'go around.' power was then applied and the engine flooded and quit running. This was at about 100 ft AGL. I quickly tried to restart the engine, but had to take control for the power off landing. No people inside or outside the airplane were injured during the event. The landing light and navigation light located on the left wingtip were damaged due to striking a large bush next to the dirt road. This event could have been avoided if I would have applied the throttle to clear the engine during the descent, also a smoother application of power could have helped the engine burn the fuel, without flooding.
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: A VERY LOW TIME DA20 CFI, MONITORING HIS STUDENT'S ENG OUT PROCS NEAR BXK, DID NOT PERFORM THE PROPER ENG CLRING TECHNIQUE WHICH CAUSED AN ENG OUT, OFF ARPT LNDG.
Narrative: I DEPARTED GEC WITH A PVT PLT STUDENT FOR A PREPARATION FLT FOR HIS CHK RIDE SCHEDULED FOR THE NEXT DAY. AFTER TRANSITION THROUGH GYR AIRSPACE, WE ESTABLISHED A PRACTICE AREA N OF BXK VOR. AFTER A SERIES OF STEEP TURNS, DIVERSION TO AN ALTERNATE WAS ACCOMPLISHED. PRACTICE PROCS BEGAN WHEN I PULLED THE THROTTLE TO IDLE TO SIMULATE AN ENG FAILURE. THE ALT WAS APPROX 2500 FT AGL. MY STUDENT PRACTICED HIS PROCS AND DSNDED TO A DIRT ROAD. DURING THE DSCNT, I MONITORED THE EGT AND THE CYLINDER HEAD TEMP GAUGES. BOTH REMAINED IN THE NORMAL RANGE. WHEN I WAS SATISFIED WITH MY STUDENT'S APCH, I INSTRUCTED HIM TO 'GO AROUND.' PWR WAS THEN APPLIED AND THE ENG FLOODED AND QUIT RUNNING. THIS WAS AT ABOUT 100 FT AGL. I QUICKLY TRIED TO RESTART THE ENG, BUT HAD TO TAKE CTL FOR THE PWR OFF LNDG. NO PEOPLE INSIDE OR OUTSIDE THE AIRPLANE WERE INJURED DURING THE EVENT. THE LNDG LIGHT AND NAV LIGHT LOCATED ON THE L WINGTIP WERE DAMAGED DUE TO STRIKING A LARGE BUSH NEXT TO THE DIRT ROAD. THIS EVENT COULD HAVE BEEN AVOIDED IF I WOULD HAVE APPLIED THE THROTTLE TO CLR THE ENG DURING THE DSCNT, ALSO A SMOOTHER APPLICATION OF PWR COULD HAVE HELPED THE ENG BURN THE FUEL, WITHOUT FLOODING.
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.