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Aviation Safety Reporting System
|Local Time Of Day||1801 To 2400|
|Locale Reference||airport : zzz|
|Altitude||agl bound lower : 500|
agl bound upper : 500
|Operator||common carrier : air taxi|
|Make Model Name||Helicopter|
|Flight Phase||climbout : takeoff|
|Affiliation||company : air taxi|
|Function||flight crew : single pilot|
|Qualification||pilot : atp|
|Experience||flight time last 90 days : 50|
flight time total : 14700
flight time type : 200
|Anomaly||non adherence : far|
|Independent Detector||other other : unspecified cockpit|
|Resolutory Action||none taken : insufficient time|
|Primary Problem||Flight Crew Human Performance|
|Air Traffic Incident||Pilot Deviation|
I was PIC of a helicopter that responded to an accident scene call due to the emergency nature on the ground I was unable to record my takeoff weight and balance prior to takeoff as required by part 135. I completed the report after landing at the hospital. As I predicted the aircraft was well within weight and balance limits for the takeoff from the scene. Callback conversation with reporter revealed the following information. Callback was made to solicit participation in EMS structured callback study. Reporter stated that interviewer would have to question company representative. Analyst stated that would not work due our policy of reporter anonymity but thanked him for his personal interest.
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: EMS HELI FAILS TO COMPUTE WT AND BAL PRIOR TO DEPARTING ACCIDENT SCENE.
Narrative: I WAS PIC OF A HELI THAT RESPONDED TO AN ACCIDENT SCENE CALL DUE TO THE EMER NATURE ON THE GND I WAS UNABLE TO RECORD MY TKOF WT AND BAL PRIOR TO TKOF AS REQUIRED BY PART 135. I COMPLETED THE RPT AFTER LNDG AT THE HOSPITAL. AS I PREDICTED THE ACFT WAS WELL WITHIN WT AND BAL LIMITS FOR THE TKOF FROM THE SCENE. CALLBACK CONVERSATION WITH RPTR REVEALED THE FOLLOWING INFO. CALLBACK WAS MADE TO SOLICIT PARTICIPATION IN EMS STRUCTURED CALLBACK STUDY. RPTR STATED THAT INTERVIEWER WOULD HAVE TO QUESTION COMPANY REPRESENTATIVE. ANALYST STATED THAT WOULD NOT WORK DUE OUR POLICY OF RPTR ANONYMITY BUT THANKED HIM FOR HIS PERSONAL INTEREST.
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.