|37000 Feet||Browse and search NASA's
Aviation Safety Reporting System
|Local Time Of Day||0601 To 1200|
|Locale Reference||airport : ryn|
|Altitude||msl bound lower : 4500|
msl bound upper : 4500
|Controlling Facilities||tower : ryn|
tower : saf
|Operator||general aviation : personal|
|Make Model Name||Any Unknown or Unlisted Aircraft Manufacturer|
|Operating Under FAR Part||Part 91|
|Flight Phase||descent other|
|Function||instruction : instructor|
|Qualification||pilot : cfi|
pilot : commercial
pilot : instrument
|Experience||flight time last 90 days : 40|
flight time total : 5500
flight time type : 500
|Function||instruction : trainee|
|Qualification||pilot : student|
|Anomaly||other anomaly other|
|Independent Detector||other flight crewa|
|Resolutory Action||flight crew : declared emergency|
|Air Traffic Incident||Pilot Deviation|
Approaching ryan airport after cross country, about to enter downwind, just after pre-landing check the aircraft engine quit. I declared an emergency when restart failed, was given clearance from the tower, made the glide to a downwind landing on the taxiway. The aircraft was nearly out of fuel so I misjudged the fuel I had before takeoff and the actual burn rate was more than calculated. Human performance was excellent (post planning) and I will therefore not takeoff in this aircraft with less than full fuel and will obviously calculate fuel burn at a higher rate under similar conditions.
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: INSTRUCTOR PLT DECLARED AN EMER ON THE LAST LEG OF A DUAL XCOUNTRY TRAINING FLT RESULTING IN A DEAD STICK LNDG ON A TXWY AT THE DEST ARPT. FUEL AVAILABLE AT LAST STOP WAS MISCALCULATED AND THE ACFT BURNED FUEL AT A HIGHER RATE THAN EXPECTED.
Narrative: APCHING RYAN ARPT AFTER XCOUNTRY, ABOUT TO ENTER DOWNWIND, JUST AFTER PRE-LNDG CHK THE ACFT ENG QUIT. I DECLARED AN EMER WHEN RESTART FAILED, WAS GIVEN CLRNC FROM THE TWR, MADE THE GLIDE TO A DOWNWIND LNDG ON THE TXWY. THE ACFT WAS NEARLY OUT OF FUEL SO I MISJUDGED THE FUEL I HAD BEFORE TKOF AND THE ACTUAL BURN RATE WAS MORE THAN CALCULATED. HUMAN PERFORMANCE WAS EXCELLENT (POST PLANNING) AND I WILL THEREFORE NOT TKOF IN THIS ACFT WITH LESS THAN FULL FUEL AND WILL OBVIOUSLY CALCULATE FUEL BURN AT A HIGHER RATE UNDER SIMILAR CONDITIONS.
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.