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Aviation Safety Reporting System
|Local Time Of Day||0601 To 1200|
|Locale Reference||airport : vis|
|Altitude||agl bound lower : 0|
agl bound upper : 0
|Operator||general aviation : personal|
|Make Model Name||Small Aircraft, High Wing, 1 Eng, Fixed Gear|
|Function||flight crew : single pilot|
|Qualification||pilot : instrument|
pilot : private
|Experience||flight time last 90 days : 65|
flight time total : 3000
flight time type : 2200
|Anomaly||non adherence : far|
other anomaly other
|Independent Detector||other flight crewa|
|Resolutory Action||none taken : detected after the fact|
|Primary Problem||Flight Crew Human Performance|
|Air Traffic Incident||Pilot Deviation|
Departed vny and flew to visibility vir, filed a VFR flight plan, but forgot to close. Upon arrival at destination, remembered to close but after landing got busy. This time of the year there is some flu going around the call of nature sidetracked me. By the time I finished with my personal business, my ride arrived and it slipped my mind. Sorry. I think I'll start putting my watch on the wrong wrist every time I file a VFR flight plan.
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: FAILED TO CLOSE VFR FLT PLAN.
Narrative: DEPARTED VNY AND FLEW TO VIS VIR, FILED A VFR FLT PLAN, BUT FORGOT TO CLOSE. UPON ARR AT DEST, REMEMBERED TO CLOSE BUT AFTER LNDG GOT BUSY. THIS TIME OF THE YEAR THERE IS SOME FLU GOING AROUND THE CALL OF NATURE SIDETRACKED ME. BY THE TIME I FINISHED WITH MY PERSONAL BUSINESS, MY RIDE ARRIVED AND IT SLIPPED MY MIND. SORRY. I THINK I'LL START PUTTING MY WATCH ON THE WRONG WRIST EVERY TIME I FILE A VFR FLT PLAN.
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.