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Aviation Safety Reporting System
|Local Time Of Day||1201 To 1800|
|Locale Reference||airport : dtw|
|Altitude||agl bound lower : 0|
agl bound upper : 0
|Operator||common carrier : air carrier|
|Make Model Name||Large Transport, Low Wing, 2 Turbojet Eng|
|Navigation In Use||Other |
|Flight Phase||ground : parked|
ground other : taxi
|Affiliation||company : air carrier|
|Function||flight crew : captain|
oversight : pic
|Qualification||pilot : atp|
|Experience||flight time last 90 days : 180|
flight time total : 14000
flight time type : 1000
|Affiliation||government : faa|
|Function||controller : ground|
|Qualification||controller : non radar|
|Anomaly||non adherence : far|
non adherence : published procedure
other anomaly other
|Independent Detector||other other : unspecified|
|Air Traffic Incident||other|
After pushback from gate at dtw, after engine start, wave-off, etc., and after we had begun taxiing, we received our load data via ACARS. It showed our flight was 1000 pounds above the maximum certified taxi weight for the large transport. I returned to the gate and let the engines run to burn fuel while we waited for our maintenance personnel to decide what, if any, action was required. After 30 mins we had burned off 1500 pounds fuel, our weight was within the FAA limits, our logbook had been signed off by maintenance (they pulled an overweight landing inspection), and after a phone call to chief pilot, I felt cleared to fly the flight.
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: LGT WAS DISPATCHED FROM THE GATE WEIGHING 1000 LBS MORE THAN THE MAXIMUM ALLOWABLE TAXI WEIGHT.
Narrative: AFTER PUSHBACK FROM GATE AT DTW, AFTER ENGINE START, WAVE-OFF, ETC., AND AFTER WE HAD BEGUN TAXIING, WE RECEIVED OUR LOAD DATA VIA ACARS. IT SHOWED OUR FLT WAS 1000 LBS ABOVE THE MAX CERTIFIED TAXI WEIGHT FOR THE LGT. I RETURNED TO THE GATE AND LET THE ENGINES RUN TO BURN FUEL WHILE WE WAITED FOR OUR MAINT PERSONNEL TO DECIDE WHAT, IF ANY, ACTION WAS REQUIRED. AFTER 30 MINS WE HAD BURNED OFF 1500 LBS FUEL, OUR WEIGHT WAS WITHIN THE FAA LIMITS, OUR LOGBOOK HAD BEEN SIGNED OFF BY MAINT (THEY PULLED AN OVERWEIGHT LNDG INSPECTION), AND AFTER A PHONE CALL TO CHIEF PLT, I FELT CLRED TO FLY THE FLT.
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.