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|Local Time Of Day||1201 To 1800|
|Altitude||msl bound lower : 1800|
msl bound upper : 2000
|Controlling Facilities||tracon : grr.tracon|
|Operator||general aviation : personal|
|Make Model Name||Maule Aircraft Corp Undifferentiated or Other Model|
|Operating Under FAR Part||Part 91|
|Flight Phase||cruise : level|
|Route In Use||enroute : on vectors|
|Function||flight crew : single pilot|
|Qualification||pilot : private|
|Experience||flight time last 90 days : 32|
flight time total : 210
flight time type : 112
|Affiliation||government : faa|
|Function||controller : approach|
|Qualification||controller : radar|
|Anomaly||inflight encounter : vfr in imc|
inflight encounter : weather
non adherence : far
|Independent Detector||other flight crewa|
|Resolutory Action||controller : provided flight assist|
flight crew : diverted to another airport
|Consequence||faa : reviewed incident with flight crew|
|Problem Areas||Flight Crew Human Performance|
On mar/tue/00, I received clearance to leave ohio state osu to zeeland Z98 VFR at 2000 ft MSL flight stayed within legal limits until the WX deteriorated within 6 mi of my destination point of zeeland Z98. At that time I was in radio contact with grand rapids approach. I told them of the conditions and needed to turn around. Grand rapids approach asked which field I wanted to land at grand rapids or wayland. Because I checked grand rapids ATIS and the ceiling and visibility was better at grand rapids, I chose grand rapids. Grand rapids approach was very helpful on giving me a few vectors in. I learned a great lesson, that WX can deteriorate very quickly and you should turn around as soon as it does and don't hesitate.
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: NON INST RATED PVT PLT OF A MAUL ACFT ON A VFR FLT PLAN WAS GIVEN FLT ASSIST VECTORS BY ATC TO ANOTHER ARPT WHEN INADVERTENTLY FLYING INTO IMC CONDITIONS.
Narrative: ON MAR/TUE/00, I RECEIVED CLRNC TO LEAVE OHIO STATE OSU TO ZEELAND Z98 VFR AT 2000 FT MSL FLT STAYED WITHIN LEGAL LIMITS UNTIL THE WX DETERIORATED WITHIN 6 MI OF MY DEST POINT OF ZEELAND Z98. AT THAT TIME I WAS IN RADIO CONTACT WITH GRAND RAPIDS APCH. I TOLD THEM OF THE CONDITIONS AND NEEDED TO TURN AROUND. GRAND RAPIDS APCH ASKED WHICH FIELD I WANTED TO LAND AT GRAND RAPIDS OR WAYLAND. BECAUSE I CHKED GRAND RAPIDS ATIS AND THE CEILING AND VISIBILITY WAS BETTER AT GRAND RAPIDS, I CHOSE GRAND RAPIDS. GRAND RAPIDS APCH WAS VERY HELPFUL ON GIVING ME A FEW VECTORS IN. I LEARNED A GREAT LESSON, THAT WX CAN DETERIORATE VERY QUICKLY AND YOU SHOULD TURN AROUND AS SOON AS IT DOES AND DON'T HESITATE.
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.