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Aviation Safety Reporting System
|Local Time Of Day||1201-1800|
|Make Model Name||J3 Cub|
|Operating Under FAR Part||Part 91|
|Aircraft Component||Fuel Distribution System|
|Qualification||Flight Crew Student|
|Experience||Flight Crew Last 90 Days 20.6|
Flight Crew Total 37.2
Flight Crew Type 37.2
|Anomaly||Aircraft Equipment Problem Critical|
Deviation - Procedural Published Material / Policy
Inflight Event / Encounter Fuel Issue
In cruise flight did not position fuel petcock properly. Landed with 11 gallons of fuel in wing tank. Plane was restarted and flown back to the airport.
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: A Piper Cub pilot; thinking he was out of gas; landed and determined there were still 11 gallons aboard in a wing tank.
Narrative: In cruise flight did not position fuel petcock properly. Landed with 11 gallons of fuel in wing tank. Plane was restarted and flown back to the airport.
Data retrieved from NASA's ASRS site as of July 2013 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.