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Aviation Safety Reporting System
|Local Time Of Day||0601 To 1200|
|Locale Reference||airport : ads|
|Altitude||agl bound lower : 0|
agl bound upper : 2500
|Controlling Facilities||tower : ads|
|Operator||general aviation : personal|
|Make Model Name||Light Transport|
|Flight Phase||descent : approach|
|Function||flight crew : single pilot|
|Qualification||pilot : atp|
|Experience||flight time last 90 days : 40|
flight time total : 6000
flight time type : 30
|Affiliation||government : faa|
|Function||controller : local|
|Qualification||controller : radar|
|Anomaly||aircraft equipment problem : critical|
|Independent Detector||other controllera|
|Resolutory Action||none taken : unable|
|Air Traffic Incident||other|
Local test hop in privately owned fgt. Purpose of flight was to conduct flight check on fuel transfer and fuel dump systems. Fuel dump appeared normal with no apparent malfunctions. On entering pattern at ads, tower advised fuel was dumping from the aircraft. I then cycled the fuel dump selector switch and was advised by the addison tower that fuel was still dumping. I requested the fire fighting equipment and advised the tower that I probably would shut the engine down on the runway. Upon landing I shut the engine and fuel system down and cleared the active runway onto taxiway delta. No fire damage or injury to property or life occurred.
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: PRIVATE FGT UNABLE TO CLOSE FUEL DUMP VALVES DURING TEST FLT. TWR ADVISED PLT OF PROBLEM AS ACFT WAS ON APCH.
Narrative: LOCAL TEST HOP IN PRIVATELY OWNED FGT. PURPOSE OF FLT WAS TO CONDUCT FLT CHECK ON FUEL TRANSFER AND FUEL DUMP SYSTEMS. FUEL DUMP APPEARED NORMAL WITH NO APPARENT MALFUNCTIONS. ON ENTERING PATTERN AT ADS, TWR ADVISED FUEL WAS DUMPING FROM THE ACFT. I THEN CYCLED THE FUEL DUMP SELECTOR SWITCH AND WAS ADVISED BY THE ADDISON TWR THAT FUEL WAS STILL DUMPING. I REQUESTED THE FIRE FIGHTING EQUIPMENT AND ADVISED THE TWR THAT I PROBABLY WOULD SHUT THE ENGINE DOWN ON THE RWY. UPON LNDG I SHUT THE ENGINE AND FUEL SYSTEM DOWN AND CLRED THE ACTIVE RWY ONTO TXWY DELTA. NO FIRE DAMAGE OR INJURY TO PROPERTY OR LIFE OCCURRED.
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.