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|Local Time Of Day||1201 To 1800|
|Locale Reference||airport : msn.airport|
|Altitude||msl single value : 4000|
|Controlling Facilities||tracon : msn.tracon|
|Operator||general aviation : personal|
|Make Model Name||Any Unknown or Unlisted Aircraft Manufacturer|
|Operating Under FAR Part||Part 91|
|Flight Phase||descent : approach|
|Function||flight crew : single pilot|
|Qualification||pilot : cfi|
pilot : multi engine
pilot : instrument
pilot : commercial
|Experience||flight time last 90 days : 50|
flight time total : 705
flight time type : 300
|Affiliation||government : faa|
|Function||controller : local|
|Anomaly||aircraft equipment problem : critical|
other anomaly other
|Independent Detector||other flight crewa|
|Resolutory Action||controller : provided flight assist|
flight crew : landed in emergency condition
flight crew : declared emergency
|Consequence||faa : investigated|
Flight Crew Human Performance
The fuel tanks were topped off at 1d2. According to the aircraft pom, the fuel burn rate would be approximately 6 gph. The range profile for conditions was 312 NM with a 45 min reserve. The planned flight was 299 NM. 3 hours 5 mins into the flight with fuel gauges reading 1/4 tank, the engine started to sputter. I notified msn approach and they told me the distance and vector. I turned toward the airport and trimmed for 60 KTS. The engine quit completely while gliding to msn. I was able to glide to the airfield and landed on runway 21.
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: PLT OF SMA MADE FORCED LNDG ON CTLED ARPT AFTER ENG QUIT. RPTR DECLARED PROB TO APCH CTLR WHO VECTORED HIM TO LNDG.
Narrative: THE FUEL TANKS WERE TOPPED OFF AT 1D2. ACCORDING TO THE ACFT POM, THE FUEL BURN RATE WOULD BE APPROX 6 GPH. THE RANGE PROFILE FOR CONDITIONS WAS 312 NM WITH A 45 MIN RESERVE. THE PLANNED FLT WAS 299 NM. 3 HRS 5 MINS INTO THE FLT WITH FUEL GAUGES READING 1/4 TANK, THE ENG STARTED TO SPUTTER. I NOTIFIED MSN APCH AND THEY TOLD ME THE DISTANCE AND VECTOR. I TURNED TOWARD THE ARPT AND TRIMMED FOR 60 KTS. THE ENG QUIT COMPLETELY WHILE GLIDING TO MSN. I WAS ABLE TO GLIDE TO THE AIRFIELD AND LANDED ON RWY 21.
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.