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Aviation Safety Reporting System
|Local Time Of Day||1201 To 1800|
|Locale Reference||airport : lnk|
|Altitude||agl bound lower : 0|
agl bound upper : 1782
|Controlling Facilities||tracon : lnk|
|Operator||general aviation : personal|
|Make Model Name||Cessna 152|
|Operating Under FAR Part||Part 91|
|Flight Phase||cruise other|
|Route In Use||approach : visual|
|Function||flight crew : single pilot|
|Qualification||pilot : private|
pilot : instrument
|Experience||flight time last 90 days : 24|
flight time total : 420
flight time type : 150
|Affiliation||government : faa|
|Function||controller : approach|
|Qualification||controller : radar|
|Anomaly||non adherence : far|
other anomaly other
|Independent Detector||other flight crewa|
|Resolutory Action||flight crew : declared emergency|
|Primary Problem||Flight Crew Human Performance|
Near landing and shortly after being cleared to 3000 ft, engine stopped. My assessment was lack of fuel. I was told the aircraft had 4 hours usable and was basing my decision on that. I now believe that time was too generous. I landed the aircraft in stubble field away from people and property and had declared an emergency. Hobbs meter indicated 3.4 hours. Landing was made safely without damage to property or the aircraft. There were no injuries. The aircraft was inspected and then flown off the highway nearby. Police were there to assist and hold traffic.
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: C152 PLT RAN OUT OF GAS AND MADE A FORCED LNDG IN A FARM FIELD.
Narrative: NEAR LNDG AND SHORTLY AFTER BEING CLRED TO 3000 FT, ENG STOPPED. MY ASSESSMENT WAS LACK OF FUEL. I WAS TOLD THE ACFT HAD 4 HRS USABLE AND WAS BASING MY DECISION ON THAT. I NOW BELIEVE THAT TIME WAS TOO GENEROUS. I LANDED THE ACFT IN STUBBLE FIELD AWAY FROM PEOPLE AND PROPERTY AND HAD DECLARED AN EMER. HOBBS METER INDICATED 3.4 HRS. LNDG WAS MADE SAFELY WITHOUT DAMAGE TO PROPERTY OR THE ACFT. THERE WERE NO INJURIES. THE ACFT WAS INSPECTED AND THEN FLOWN OFF THE HWY NEARBY. POLICE WERE THERE TO ASSIST AND HOLD TFC.
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.