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Aviation Safety Reporting System
|Local Time Of Day||1201 To 1800|
|Locale Reference||airport : tha|
|Altitude||agl bound lower : 0|
agl bound upper : 7000
|Operator||general aviation : personal|
|Make Model Name||Small Aircraft, High Wing, 1 Eng, Fixed Gear|
|Flight Phase||cruise other|
|Function||flight crew : single pilot|
|Qualification||pilot : private|
|Experience||flight time last 90 days : 30|
flight time total : 235
flight time type : 11
|Anomaly||aircraft equipment problem : critical|
non adherence : far
|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|
After dropping a load of parachutist at 10500' MSL, the engine began to surge and run rough. At this time I applied carburetor heat and put the mixture at full rich. At about 7000' MSL, the engine quite and I could not get a restart. I was within 2 NM of that during the event, so I set up a normal glide and spiraled down to pattern altitude and then made a normal landing west/O power. This was a violation of far 91.151.A1, which requires a 30 min reserve of fuel. I misinterpreted the amount of fuel on board and the time that I had flown. I attribute this event to poor judgement and inexperience in this aircraft.
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: FORCED LNDG MADE BACK AT DEP ARPT AFTER ACFT EXPERIENCES FUEL STARVATION EXHAUSTION.
Narrative: AFTER DROPPING A LOAD OF PARACHUTIST AT 10500' MSL, THE ENG BEGAN TO SURGE AND RUN ROUGH. AT THIS TIME I APPLIED CARB HEAT AND PUT THE MIXTURE AT FULL RICH. AT ABOUT 7000' MSL, THE ENG QUITE AND I COULD NOT GET A RESTART. I WAS WITHIN 2 NM OF THAT DURING THE EVENT, SO I SET UP A NORMAL GLIDE AND SPIRALED DOWN TO PATTERN ALT AND THEN MADE A NORMAL LNDG W/O PWR. THIS WAS A VIOLATION OF FAR 91.151.A1, WHICH REQUIRES A 30 MIN RESERVE OF FUEL. I MISINTERPRETED THE AMOUNT OF FUEL ON BOARD AND THE TIME THAT I HAD FLOWN. I ATTRIBUTE THIS EVENT TO POOR JUDGEMENT AND INEXPERIENCE IN THIS ACFT.
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.