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|Local Time Of Day||1201 To 1800|
|Locale Reference||airport : n87|
|Altitude||msl bound lower : 0|
msl bound upper : 1500
|Operator||general aviation : instructional|
|Make Model Name||Small Aircraft, High Wing, 1 Eng, Fixed Gear|
|Flight Phase||cruise other|
|Function||flight crew : single pilot|
instruction : instructor
|Qualification||pilot : atp|
pilot : instrument
pilot : commercial
|Experience||flight time last 90 days : 200|
flight time total : 6000
flight time type : 45
|Function||instruction : trainee|
|Qualification||pilot : student|
|Anomaly||aircraft equipment problem : critical|
other anomaly other
|Independent Detector||other flight crewa|
|Resolutory Action||flight crew : declared emergency|
none taken : unable
|Consequence||faa : investigated|
Private pleasure flight for sightseeing. During cruise flight, the engine quit and a restart was unsuccessful. An emergency landing was accomplished in a muddy farm field. No injuries or property damage occurred. Minor aircraft damage resulted. Callback conversation with reporter revealed the following: this was the second leg of a dual cross country flight. Aircraft was rented from a FBO and had been fueled the night before this flight. A complete preflight was performed with only a small amount of water found when sumps were drained. The FAA is investigating the incident.
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: GA SMA FORCED LNDG WHEN ENGINE QUIT AT TOC.
Narrative: PVT PLEASURE FLT FOR SIGHTSEEING. DURING CRUISE FLT, THE ENG QUIT AND A RESTART WAS UNSUCCESSFUL. AN EMER LNDG WAS ACCOMPLISHED IN A MUDDY FARM FIELD. NO INJURIES OR PROPERTY DAMAGE OCCURRED. MINOR ACFT DAMAGE RESULTED. CALLBACK CONVERSATION WITH RPTR REVEALED THE FOLLOWING: THIS WAS THE SECOND LEG OF A DUAL XCOUNTRY FLT. ACFT WAS RENTED FROM A FBO AND HAD BEEN FUELED THE NIGHT BEFORE THIS FLT. A COMPLETE PREFLT WAS PERFORMED WITH ONLY A SMALL AMOUNT OF WATER FOUND WHEN SUMPS WERE DRAINED. THE FAA IS INVESTIGATING THE INCIDENT.
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.