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Aviation Safety Reporting System
|Local Time Of Day||1201 To 1800|
|Locale Reference||airport : cnm|
|Altitude||msl bound lower : 3300|
msl bound upper : 9500
|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 : 7|
flight time total : 279
|Anomaly||aircraft equipment problem : critical|
other anomaly other
|Independent Detector||other other : unspecified cockpit|
|Resolutory Action||flight crew : declared emergency|
|Primary Problem||Flight Crew Human Performance|
Precautionary landing. The engine missed and I suspected fuel. Rather than taking a chance of returning to an airport, I landed on highway 222 in NM. I never lost power of the engine. There was 1 on board, no passenger. There was no damage to the aircraft or anything. No evasive action required. I have no way of knowing how much fuel was left, as the engine did not stop. I feel fuel was siphoned out quicker than expected or calculated.
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: PRECAUTIONARY LNDG ON HWY WHEN ENG MISSES.
Narrative: PRECAUTIONARY LNDG. THE ENG MISSED AND I SUSPECTED FUEL. RATHER THAN TAKING A CHANCE OF RETURNING TO AN ARPT, I LANDED ON HWY 222 IN NM. I NEVER LOST PWR OF THE ENG. THERE WAS 1 ON BOARD, NO PAX. THERE WAS NO DAMAGE TO THE ACFT OR ANYTHING. NO EVASIVE ACTION REQUIRED. I HAVE NO WAY OF KNOWING HOW MUCH FUEL WAS LEFT, AS THE ENG DID NOT STOP. I FEEL FUEL WAS SIPHONED OUT QUICKER THAN EXPECTED OR CALCULATED.
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.