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Aviation Safety Reporting System
|Local Time Of Day||0601 To 1200|
|Locale Reference||airport : zzz.airport|
|Altitude||msl single value : 6800|
|Controlling Facilities||tower : zzz.tower|
|Operator||general aviation : instructional|
|Make Model Name||PA-44 Seminole Turbo Seminole|
|Operating Under FAR Part||Part 91|
|Flight Phase||descent : approach|
|Route In Use||approach : traffic pattern|
|Function||flight crew : single pilot|
|Qualification||pilot : commercial|
pilot : cfi
pilot : multi engine
|Experience||flight time last 90 days : 120|
flight time total : 1800
flight time type : 100
|Anomaly||aircraft equipment problem : critical|
other anomaly other
|Independent Detector||other flight crewa|
|Resolutory Action||flight crew : declared emergency|
flight crew : landed in emergency condition
Flight Crew Human Performance
The airplane was on downwind and partial power was lost to the right engine. I thought it was the fuel pump so we continued to the runway. After turning base; I noticed flames and proceeded to shut down and secure the engine. The fire was out by the time we touched down. An emergency landing was performed and emergency equipment was called to the runway. Nobody was hurt; damage to the plane was minimal and no property was damaged.
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: PA44 DECLARES EMERGENCY AND LANDS WHEN FLAMES AND LOSS OF POWER ARE NOTED ON RIGHT ENGINE.
Narrative: THE AIRPLANE WAS ON DOWNWIND AND PARTIAL PWR WAS LOST TO THE R ENG. I THOUGHT IT WAS THE FUEL PUMP SO WE CONTINUED TO THE RWY. AFTER TURNING BASE; I NOTICED FLAMES AND PROCEEDED TO SHUT DOWN AND SECURE THE ENG. THE FIRE WAS OUT BY THE TIME WE TOUCHED DOWN. AN EMER LNDG WAS PERFORMED AND EMER EQUIP WAS CALLED TO THE RWY. NOBODY WAS HURT; DAMAGE TO THE PLANE WAS MINIMAL AND NO PROPERTY WAS DAMAGED.
Data retrieved from NASA's ASRS site as of January 2009 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.