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Aviation Safety Reporting System
|Local Time Of Day||0601 To 1200|
|Locale Reference||airport : rdu|
|Altitude||agl bound lower : 0|
agl bound upper : 4000
|Operator||general aviation : instructional|
|Make Model Name||Small Aircraft, Low Wing, 1 Eng, Fixed Gear|
|Flight Phase||cruise other|
|Function||flight crew : single pilot|
|Qualification||pilot : cfi|
pilot : commercial
pilot : instrument
|Experience||flight time last 90 days : 2|
flight time total : 838
flight time type : 176
|Anomaly||aircraft equipment problem : critical|
|Independent Detector||other flight crewa|
|Resolutory Action||flight crew : declared emergency|
none taken : unable
1/sat/88 a GA small aircraft lost engine power and made a forced off airport landing 35 NM from departure airport. The wing tanks were full but neither changing tanks nor using carburetor heat would correct the power loss. Callback conversation with reporter revealed the following: when FBO maintenance started to repair/replace damaged nose gear they found a broken engine mount and decided to dismantle the aircraft and truck it back to the airport. After reassembly the engine started and worked normally. The cause of the engine problem was never determined, but is thought to have been carburetor ice.
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: GA SMA FORCED LNDG DUE ENGINE FAILURE.
Narrative: 1/SAT/88 A GA SMA LOST ENG PWR AND MADE A FORCED OFF ARPT LNDG 35 NM FROM DEP ARPT. THE WING TANKS WERE FULL BUT NEITHER CHANGING TANKS NOR USING CARB HEAT WOULD CORRECT THE PWR LOSS. CALLBACK CONVERSATION WITH RPTR REVEALED THE FOLLOWING: WHEN FBO MAINT STARTED TO REPAIR/REPLACE DAMAGED NOSE GEAR THEY FOUND A BROKEN ENG MOUNT AND DECIDED TO DISMANTLE THE ACFT AND TRUCK IT BACK TO THE ARPT. AFTER REASSEMBLY THE ENG STARTED AND WORKED NORMALLY. THE CAUSE OF THE ENG PROB WAS NEVER DETERMINED, BUT IS THOUGHT TO HAVE BEEN CARB ICE.
Data retrieved from NASA's ASRS site as of August 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.