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Aviation Safety Reporting System
|Local Time Of Day||1201 To 1800|
|Locale Reference||airport : 14m|
|Altitude||agl bound lower : 0|
agl bound upper : 1250
|Controlling Facilities||tower : syr|
|Operator||general aviation : personal|
|Make Model Name||Small Aircraft, Low Wing, 1 Eng, Retractable Gear|
|Flight Phase||climbout : initial|
|Function||flight crew : single pilot|
oversight : pic
|Qualification||pilot : private|
|Experience||flight time last 90 days : 15|
flight time total : 2500
flight time type : 2100
|Anomaly||aircraft equipment problem : critical|
|Independent Detector||other flight crewa|
|Resolutory Action||flight crew : declared emergency|
none taken : unable
|Primary Problem||Flight Crew Human Performance|
|Air Traffic Incident||Pilot Deviation|
Departed hollandale airport on final leg to cle. Engine stopped at 1250' and I could not get it restarted. I determined that I had failed to switch my tanks in my flight check before departing. The fuel lever is in an awkward position and you cannot see it in a sitting upright position. I made a descent landing and stopped before causing any traffic problems on the highway. There was no damage to property or bodily harm to anyone.
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: PLT OF SMA HAS FORCED LNDG DUE TO ENGINE POWER LOSS RESULTING FROM FUEL STARVATION. LANDS ON HIGHWAY WITH NO DAMAGE OR INJURIES.
Narrative: DEPARTED HOLLANDALE ARPT ON FINAL LEG TO CLE. ENG STOPPED AT 1250' AND I COULD NOT GET IT RESTARTED. I DETERMINED THAT I HAD FAILED TO SWITCH MY TANKS IN MY FLT CHK BEFORE DEPARTING. THE FUEL LEVER IS IN AN AWKWARD POS AND YOU CANNOT SEE IT IN A SITTING UPRIGHT POS. I MADE A DSCNT LNDG AND STOPPED BEFORE CAUSING ANY TFC PROBS ON THE HWY. THERE WAS NO DAMAGE TO PROPERTY OR BODILY HARM TO ANYONE.
Data retrieved from NASA's ASRS site as of July 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.