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|Local Time Of Day||1801 To 2400|
|Locale Reference||airport : pdx.airport|
|Altitude||agl single value : 0|
|Operator||common carrier : air carrier|
|Make Model Name||Light Transport, Low Wing, 2 Turboprop Eng|
|Affiliation||company : air carrier|
|Function||flight crew : first officer|
|Qualification||pilot : multi engine|
pilot : instrument
pilot : cfi
pilot : commercial
|Experience||flight time last 90 days : 119|
flight time total : 1570
flight time type : 250
|Anomaly||non adherence : far|
non adherence : company policies
non adherence : published procedure
|Resolutory Action||none taken : detected after the fact|
|Problem Areas||Flight Crew Human Performance|
|Primary Problem||Flight Crew Human Performance|
The aircraft had multiple write-ups and MEL's, which required abnormal amounts of time to research. The captain asked me to do the manifest (which includes the weight and balance). I began the manifest, but was interrupted by the captain when he asked me to go outside the aircraft and visually check the fuel level. I told him I did not complete the manifest, but apparently there was a misunderstanding. We took off slightly forward of center of gravity, which I didn't notice until the following morning when I was reviewing the manifest, filling out the logbook. I don't feel that safety was jeopardized due to the slight amount of center of gravity was out. I will certainly inspect the manifest more thoroughly in the future before flight.
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: A VERY LOW TIME ACR FO ALLOWED HIMSELF TO BE DISTR FROM HIS WT AND BAL CALCULATIONS AND REALIZED THE NEXT DAY THAT THE CTR OF GRAVITY WAS FORWARD FOR THE FLT.
Narrative: THE ACFT HAD MULTIPLE WRITE-UPS AND MEL'S, WHICH REQUIRED ABNORMAL AMOUNTS OF TIME TO RESEARCH. THE CAPT ASKED ME TO DO THE MANIFEST (WHICH INCLUDES THE WT AND BAL). I BEGAN THE MANIFEST, BUT WAS INTERRUPTED BY THE CAPT WHEN HE ASKED ME TO GO OUTSIDE THE ACFT AND VISUALLY CHK THE FUEL LEVEL. I TOLD HIM I DID NOT COMPLETE THE MANIFEST, BUT APPARENTLY THERE WAS A MISUNDERSTANDING. WE TOOK OFF SLIGHTLY FORWARD OF CTR OF GRAVITY, WHICH I DIDN'T NOTICE UNTIL THE FOLLOWING MORNING WHEN I WAS REVIEWING THE MANIFEST, FILLING OUT THE LOGBOOK. I DON'T FEEL THAT SAFETY WAS JEOPARDIZED DUE TO THE SLIGHT AMOUNT OF CTR OF GRAVITY WAS OUT. I WILL CERTAINLY INSPECT THE MANIFEST MORE THOROUGHLY IN THE FUTURE BEFORE FLT.
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.