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Aviation Safety Reporting System
|Local Time Of Day||1201 To 1800|
|Locale Reference||airport : 1so|
|Altitude||msl bound lower : 1900|
msl bound upper : 1900
|Controlling Facilities||tracon : n90|
|Operator||general aviation : personal|
|Make Model Name||Skyhawk 172/Cutlass 172|
|Operating Under FAR Part||Part 91|
|Flight Phase||cruise other|
|Function||flight crew : single pilot|
|Qualification||pilot : private|
|Experience||flight time last 90 days : 10|
flight time total : 500
flight time type : 60
|Anomaly||aircraft equipment problem : critical|
non adherence : published procedure
other anomaly other
|Independent Detector||other flight crewa|
|Resolutory Action||none taken : unable|
|Primary Problem||Flight Crew Human Performance|
|Air Traffic Incident||Pilot Deviation|
I was cruising at 1900 MSL. I switched tanks to trim the plane. I went past the clicks on the fuel selector and shut the fuel off instead. By the time I found the problem, I was too low to restart the engine. I landed in a pasture, checked the plane, and all system out. Found there was no damage. I then took off and went home much wiser. Piper fuel selector has much to be desired.
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: OFF ARPT EMER FORCED LNDG PERFORMED AFTER ENG EXPERIENCES A PLT INDUCED FUEL STARVATION SYNDROME.
Narrative: I WAS CRUISING AT 1900 MSL. I SWITCHED TANKS TO TRIM THE PLANE. I WENT PAST THE CLICKS ON THE FUEL SELECTOR AND SHUT THE FUEL OFF INSTEAD. BY THE TIME I FOUND THE PROB, I WAS TOO LOW TO RESTART THE ENG. I LANDED IN A PASTURE, CHKED THE PLANE, AND ALL SYS OUT. FOUND THERE WAS NO DAMAGE. I THEN TOOK OFF AND WENT HOME MUCH WISER. PIPER FUEL SELECTOR HAS MUCH TO BE DESIRED.
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.