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|Local Time Of Day||0601 To 1200|
|Locale Reference||airport : ict.airport|
|Controlling Facilities||tower : ict.tower|
|Operator||general aviation : personal|
|Make Model Name||Baron 58/58TC|
|Operating Under FAR Part||Part 91|
|Flight Phase||descent : approach|
ground : parked
ground : preflight
|Function||flight crew : single pilot|
|Qualification||pilot : atp|
pilot : commercial
pilot : instrument
pilot : multi engine
|Experience||flight time last 90 days : 22|
flight time total : 9000
flight time type : 40
|Anomaly||aircraft equipment problem : less severe|
maintenance problem : improper documentation
maintenance problem : improper maintenance
non adherence : far
|Independent Detector||other flight crewa|
|Resolutory Action||none taken : detected after the fact|
|Consequence||faa : reviewed incident with flight crew|
|Problem Areas||Flight Crew Human Performance|
A BE58P rented from an FBO in ict. Normal preflight conducted that included verification of registration, airworthiness certificate, and flight hour meter. Maintenance information, squawks, or logbook were not found on the aircraft. The airplane was found to have numerous squawks during the flight. The squawks included: both tachometer initially 'hung up' at low RPM. Right tit inoperative. Right fuel quantity gauge stuck at about 1/2 tank with full fuel visually verified. Left load meter initially stuck at zero load. Both VHF communications intermittent static and garbled. Played with jacks to get operating. Static wick missing from left elevator. Transponder not working properly. Database expired on GPS-530. No good place to document squawks other than telephone to FBO. Found out on jun/thu/03, that the aircraft annual inspection had expired on may/fri/03, after FBO called another pilot from our office advising him in the middle of a trip to iowa. Aircraft has apparently been on the open rental market since may/fri/03 in an unairworthy condition. Ict FSDO advised on jun/thu/03, of the situation.
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: A RENTED BEECHCRAFT IS FOUND TO HAVE MANY PROBS DURING THE RENTAL PERIOD. IT IS LATER DISCOVERED TO BE BEYOND ITS REQUIRED ANNUAL INSPECTION BY 24 DAYS.
Narrative: A BE58P RENTED FROM AN FBO IN ICT. NORMAL PREFLT CONDUCTED THAT INCLUDED VERIFICATION OF REGISTRATION, AIRWORTHINESS CERTIFICATE, AND FLT HR METER. MAINT INFO, SQUAWKS, OR LOGBOOK WERE NOT FOUND ON THE ACFT. THE AIRPLANE WAS FOUND TO HAVE NUMEROUS SQUAWKS DURING THE FLT. THE SQUAWKS INCLUDED: BOTH TACHOMETER INITIALLY 'HUNG UP' AT LOW RPM. RIGHT TIT INOP. R FUEL QUANTITY GAUGE STUCK AT ABOUT 1/2 TANK WITH FULL FUEL VISUALLY VERIFIED. L LOAD METER INITIALLY STUCK AT ZERO LOAD. BOTH VHF COMS INTERMITTENT STATIC AND GARBLED. PLAYED WITH JACKS TO GET OPERATING. STATIC WICK MISSING FROM L ELEVATOR. XPONDER NOT WORKING PROPERLY. DATABASE EXPIRED ON GPS-530. NO GOOD PLACE TO DOCUMENT SQUAWKS OTHER THAN TELEPHONE TO FBO. FOUND OUT ON JUN/THU/03, THAT THE ACFT ANNUAL INSPECTION HAD EXPIRED ON MAY/FRI/03, AFTER FBO CALLED ANOTHER PLT FROM OUR OFFICE ADVISING HIM IN THE MIDDLE OF A TRIP TO IOWA. ACFT HAS APPARENTLY BEEN ON THE OPEN RENTAL MARKET SINCE MAY/FRI/03 IN AN UNAIRWORTHY CONDITION. ICT FSDO ADVISED ON JUN/THU/03, OF THE SIT.
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.