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Aviation Safety Reporting System
|Local Time Of Day||1801 To 2400|
|Locale Reference||airport : spa|
|Altitude||msl bound lower : 5500|
msl bound upper : 5500
|Controlling Facilities||tracon : spa|
|Operator||general aviation : personal|
|Make Model Name||Any Unknown or Unlisted Aircraft Manufacturer|
|Operating Under FAR Part||Part 91|
|Flight Phase||cruise other|
|Function||flight crew : single pilot|
|Qualification||pilot : commercial|
|Experience||flight time last 90 days : 25|
flight time total : 20000
|Anomaly||non adherence : far|
other anomaly other
other anomaly other
|Independent Detector||other controllera|
other flight crewa
|Resolutory Action||none taken : detected after the fact|
|Consequence||faa : investigated|
faa : reviewed incident with flight crew
|Primary Problem||Flight Crew Human Performance|
|Air Traffic Incident||Pilot Deviation|
I became disoriented (lost). Overflew ETA to original destination which was spa. Eventually getting low on fuel, so had to land for fuel in the interest of safety, saw a well lighted runway with lights. So landed (safely) to obtain fuel. In flying must have gone through restr airspaces. Also there was an open can of aircraft paint in rear of back seat. Possibly fumes affected pilot judgement. Also was unacquainted with new radio equipment. Possible inattn on part of pilot. Missed waypoints. Better flight planning next time and will receive instruction on new equipment.
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: PLT OF AN SMA SEL GOT LOST AND LANDED AT ANOTHER ARPT DUE TO LOW FUEL. IN ADDITION, ONE OR MORE CTLED AIRSPACES WERE PENETRATED.
Narrative: I BECAME DISORIENTED (LOST). OVERFLEW ETA TO ORIGINAL DEST WHICH WAS SPA. EVENTUALLY GETTING LOW ON FUEL, SO HAD TO LAND FOR FUEL IN THE INTEREST OF SAFETY, SAW A WELL LIGHTED RWY WITH LIGHTS. SO LANDED (SAFELY) TO OBTAIN FUEL. IN FLYING MUST HAVE GONE THROUGH RESTR AIRSPACES. ALSO THERE WAS AN OPEN CAN OF ACFT PAINT IN REAR OF BACK SEAT. POSSIBLY FUMES AFFECTED PLT JUDGEMENT. ALSO WAS UNACQUAINTED WITH NEW RADIO EQUIP. POSSIBLE INATTN ON PART OF PLT. MISSED WAYPOINTS. BETTER FLT PLANNING NEXT TIME AND WILL RECEIVE INSTRUCTION ON NEW EQUIP.
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.