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Aviation Safety Reporting System
|Local Time Of Day||1201 To 1800|
|Locale Reference||airport : tcc|
|Altitude||msl bound lower : 7000|
msl bound upper : 7000
|Operator||general aviation : personal|
|Make Model Name||Small Aircraft, High Wing, 1 Eng, Retractable Gear|
|Flight Phase||descent other|
|Function||flight crew : single pilot|
|Qualification||pilot : private|
pilot : instrument
|Experience||flight time last 90 days : 50|
flight time total : 2300
|Anomaly||aircraft equipment problem : critical|
non adherence : far
other anomaly other
other spatial deviation
|Independent Detector||other flight crewa|
other other : unspecified
|Resolutory Action||flight crew : declared emergency|
|Consequence||faa : assigned or threatened penalties|
faa : investigated
|Air Traffic Incident||Pilot Deviation|
I departed gillette, wy, VFR and encountered IFR. I filed with center and was given my clearance with 8000 ft for altitude. Later, I was given 10000 ft but I encountered ice and after 1 min I was cleared back to 8000 ft but vectored off course to the east because of traffic. Again, around denver, I was vectored off course because of traffic. I planned a refueling stop at la juanta but poor WX, low ceiling and possible fog prevented a landing there. I continued to tucumcari but I exhausted my fuel supply 5 mi northeast and landed in a wheat field. I carried fuel back to the plane, notified the NM highway patrol, the FSS at the airport, FSS in abq, NM. I carried my 4 passenger and luggage to the airport and picked them up there and refueled, then came home to 31F in seminole, tx. There is apparent damage to the front landing gear so I did not retract the gear. I came on home, wheels down, and plan to ferry the plane to brownfield, tx, tomorrow for repairs. Better planning on my part could have prevented this. ATC is in no way to blame. Callback conversation with reporter revealed the following: reporter stated that the FAA has threatened violation action for operation of the aircraft in an unairworthy condition since it was damaged during the forced landing and no ferry permit was issued for the flight.
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: PLT OF SMA SEL ACFT RAN OUT OF FUEL SHORT OF ARPT RESULTING IN AN OFF ARPT FORCED LNDG CAUSING DAMAGE TO THE ACFT NOSE GEAR. THE PLT SUBSEQUENTLY FLEW THE ACFT OUT OF THE 'FIELD' IN AN UNAIRWORTHY CONDITION WITHOUT A 'FERRY PERMIT.'
Narrative: I DEPARTED GILLETTE, WY, VFR AND ENCOUNTERED IFR. I FILED WITH CTR AND WAS GIVEN MY CLRNC WITH 8000 FT FOR ALT. LATER, I WAS GIVEN 10000 FT BUT I ENCOUNTERED ICE AND AFTER 1 MIN I WAS CLRED BACK TO 8000 FT BUT VECTORED OFF COURSE TO THE E BECAUSE OF TFC. AGAIN, AROUND DENVER, I WAS VECTORED OFF COURSE BECAUSE OF TFC. I PLANNED A REFUELING STOP AT LA JUANTA BUT POOR WX, LOW CEILING AND POSSIBLE FOG PREVENTED A LNDG THERE. I CONTINUED TO TUCUMCARI BUT I EXHAUSTED MY FUEL SUPPLY 5 MI NE AND LANDED IN A WHEAT FIELD. I CARRIED FUEL BACK TO THE PLANE, NOTIFIED THE NM HWY PATROL, THE FSS AT THE ARPT, FSS IN ABQ, NM. I CARRIED MY 4 PAX AND LUGGAGE TO THE ARPT AND PICKED THEM UP THERE AND REFUELED, THEN CAME HOME TO 31F IN SEMINOLE, TX. THERE IS APPARENT DAMAGE TO THE FRONT LNDG GEAR SO I DID NOT RETRACT THE GEAR. I CAME ON HOME, WHEELS DOWN, AND PLAN TO FERRY THE PLANE TO BROWNFIELD, TX, TOMORROW FOR REPAIRS. BETTER PLANNING ON MY PART COULD HAVE PREVENTED THIS. ATC IS IN NO WAY TO BLAME. CALLBACK CONVERSATION WITH REPORTER REVEALED THE FOLLOWING: RPTR STATED THAT THE FAA HAS THREATENED VIOLATION ACTION FOR OP OF THE ACFT IN AN UNAIRWORTHY CONDITION SINCE IT WAS DAMAGED DURING THE FORCED LNDG AND NO FERRY PERMIT WAS ISSUED FOR THE FLT.
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.