My husband, Maury L. Fisher, and I were on an IFR flight from Bartow, Florida, to Asheville, North Carolina, for Labor Day weekend in a Cessna 210 when we had an engine problem.
“When we first took off from Bartow, I noticed on the engine analyzer, which is an EDM 700, that we were having some abnormal temperature readings,” Maury said. “I assumed that it was a loose probe connector on the engine analyzer. And after about 60 seconds everything totally normalized.”
We had just had a new oil temperature probe installed on the EDM 700.
While we were climbing from 10,000′ to 12,000′ over the Okefenokee Swamp, the engine shook hard and sputtered. Maury managed to aviate, navigate, and communicate for over 28 miles on three cylinders to the nearest airport, Lake City Gateway Airport. Emergency crews greeted us. (A full account of the unexpected landing is online at GeneralAviationNews.com and was published in the Jan. 10, 2019, print issue). [Read more…]