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Aviation Safety Reporting System
|Local Time Of Day||0601 To 1200|
|Locale Reference||atc facility : btm|
|Altitude||msl bound lower : 8000|
msl bound upper : 8000
|Operator||general aviation : instructional|
|Make Model Name||Any Unknown or Unlisted Aircraft Manufacturer|
|Operating Under FAR Part||Part 91|
|Flight Phase||cruise other|
|Function||instruction : instructor|
|Qualification||pilot : commercial|
pilot : cfi
|Experience||flight time last 90 days : 70|
flight time total : 600
flight time type : 600
|Function||instruction : trainee|
|Qualification||pilot : student|
|Anomaly||aircraft equipment problem : critical|
non adherence : far
non adherence : published procedure
other anomaly other
|Independent Detector||aircraft equipment other aircraft equipment : unspecified|
other flight crewa
|Resolutory Action||none taken : detected after the fact|
|Primary Problem||Flight Crew Human Performance|
|Air Traffic Incident||Pilot Deviation|
On a VFR training flight from gtf to btm I exhausted my fuel supply. The problem arose because of incorrect fuel calculations on the part of my student and inadequate supervision by myself. I, as flight instructor, am responsible for the mishap. The problem was discovered when the engine failed. When the engine failure occurred, I selected a highway with no traffic and safely landed the aircraft. There were no injuries nor any damage to the aircraft. After refueling, the highway patrol closed the highway so I could safely takeoff.
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: A STUDENT AND INSTRUCTOR PLT RUN OUT OF GAS, BUT THE INSTRUCTOR MANAGES TO LAND SAFELY ON A HWY, REFUEL AND TKOF AGAIN.
Narrative: ON A VFR TRAINING FLT FROM GTF TO BTM I EXHAUSTED MY FUEL SUPPLY. THE PROB AROSE BECAUSE OF INCORRECT FUEL CALCULATIONS ON THE PART OF MY STUDENT AND INADEQUATE SUPERVISION BY MYSELF. I, AS FLT INSTRUCTOR, AM RESPONSIBLE FOR THE MISHAP. THE PROB WAS DISCOVERED WHEN THE ENG FAILED. WHEN THE ENG FAILURE OCCURRED, I SELECTED A HWY WITH NO TFC AND SAFELY LANDED THE ACFT. THERE WERE NO INJURIES NOR ANY DAMAGE TO THE ACFT. AFTER REFUELING, THE HWY PATROL CLOSED THE HWY SO I COULD SAFELY TKOF.
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.