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|Local Time Of Day||0601 To 1200|
|Locale Reference||navaid : bil.vortac|
|Altitude||msl single value : 6500|
|Controlling Facilities||tower : bil.tower|
tower : zzz.tower
|Operator||general aviation : personal|
|Make Model Name||Skylane 182/RG Turbo Skylane/RG|
|Operating Under FAR Part||Part 91|
|Flight Phase||cruise : level|
descent : approach
landing : roll
|Function||oversight : pic|
|Qualification||pilot : private|
|Experience||flight time last 90 days : 76|
flight time total : 641
flight time type : 418
|Function||observation : passenger|
|Anomaly||aircraft equipment problem : critical|
non adherence : far
other anomaly other
|Independent Detector||other flight crewa|
|Resolutory Action||flight crew : landed as precaution|
|Problem Areas||Flight Crew Human Performance|
|Primary Problem||Flight Crew Human Performance|
Noticed increased exhaust temperature, roughness in engine. Went through system checks and realized we were running out of fuel. We were on approach to bil, and determined the safest option was to land in sparsely populated area with wide road available, rather than flying into heavily populated area and have a forced landing. The problem of fuel shortage was caused by pilots miscalculation of fuel burned and failure to gauge fuel quantity prior to takeoff from poy. The landing was made after checking the area for road traffic. There were no injuries or physical damage to the aircraft or other property.
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: OFF ARPT LNDG MADE BY A C182 PVT PLT AFTER HE REALIZES THAT HIS ACFT IS RUNNING OUT OF FUEL 20 SW OF BIL, MT.
Narrative: NOTICED INCREASED EXHAUST TEMP, ROUGHNESS IN ENG. WENT THROUGH SYS CHKS AND REALIZED WE WERE RUNNING OUT OF FUEL. WE WERE ON APCH TO BIL, AND DETERMINED THE SAFEST OPTION WAS TO LAND IN SPARSELY POPULATED AREA WITH WIDE ROAD AVAILABLE, RATHER THAN FLYING INTO HEAVILY POPULATED AREA AND HAVE A FORCED LNDG. THE PROB OF FUEL SHORTAGE WAS CAUSED BY PLTS MISCALCULATION OF FUEL BURNED AND FAILURE TO GAUGE FUEL QUANTITY PRIOR TO TKOF FROM POY. THE LNDG WAS MADE AFTER CHKING THE AREA FOR ROAD TFC. THERE WERE NO INJURIES OR PHYSICAL DAMAGE TO THE ACFT OR OTHER PROPERTY.
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.