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|Local Time Of Day||1801 To 2400|
|Locale Reference||airport : zzz.airport|
|Altitude||msl single value : 36000|
|Controlling Facilities||artcc : zzz.artcc|
|Operator||common carrier : air carrier|
|Make Model Name||MD-10 Conversion|
|Operating Under FAR Part||Part 121|
|Navigation In Use||other|
|Flight Phase||cruise : level|
|Affiliation||company : air carrier|
|Function||flight crew : captain|
oversight : pic
|Qualification||pilot : atp|
pilot : multi engine
pilot : instrument
pilot : flight engineer
|Experience||flight time last 90 days : 120|
flight time total : 10000
flight time type : 2000
|Affiliation||company : air carrier|
|Function||flight crew : first officer|
|Anomaly||aircraft equipment problem : critical|
|Independent Detector||other flight crewa|
|Resolutory Action||flight crew : declared emergency|
flight crew : diverted to another airport
Tank #1 fuel quantity indicator deferred. During cruise; tank #1 fuel quantity low alert. Followed QRH. ACARS to maintenance control for clarification. Shortly after tank #1 forward pump low alert; immediate divert to 75 NM to the east of aircraft position. Asked jumpseating MD11 crew member to enter cockpit for assistance during busy arrival. Emergency declared. Jumpseater pulled circuit breaker according to first step of QRH. Established on final engine #1 RPM low alert; terminated checklist confirmed 'engine out' on FMS page; trimmed aircraft; landed. Asked fire crew to inspect aircraft. They reported no leaks or smoke. After block-in; mechanic stated #1 tank stick dry. Maintenance inspection revealed no leak or abnormalities. Refueled. Same crew flew aircraft. Upon block-in; captain asked maintenance to stick #1 tank which was within 500 pounds of tanks #1 and #3. Callback conversation with reporter revealed the following information: reporter states aircraft was apparently fueled incorrectly at their departure point. Before they got to the point in the QRH that positioned xfeeds to supply fuel to all engines; the #1 engine flamed out. Since they were established on final; they elected to land with an engine out rather than continue the procedure.
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: AN MD10 FLT CREW EXPERIENCED FUEL STARVATION AND FLAMEOUT OF #1 ENG DUE TO IMPROPER FUELING AND FUEL GAUGE DEFERRED INOP. THEY DECLARED AN EMER AND DIVERTED TO NEAREST SUITABLE ARPT.
Narrative: TANK #1 FUEL QUANTITY INDICATOR DEFERRED. DURING CRUISE; TANK #1 FUEL QUANTITY LOW ALERT. FOLLOWED QRH. ACARS TO MAINT CTL FOR CLARIFICATION. SHORTLY AFTER TANK #1 FORWARD PUMP LOW ALERT; IMMEDIATE DIVERT TO 75 NM TO THE E OF ACFT POS. ASKED JUMPSEATING MD11 CREW MEMBER TO ENTER COCKPIT FOR ASSISTANCE DURING BUSY ARR. EMER DECLARED. JUMPSEATER PULLED CIRCUIT BREAKER ACCORDING TO FIRST STEP OF QRH. ESTABLISHED ON FINAL ENG #1 RPM LOW ALERT; TERMINATED CHKLIST CONFIRMED 'ENG OUT' ON FMS PAGE; TRIMMED ACFT; LANDED. ASKED FIRE CREW TO INSPECT ACFT. THEY RPTED NO LEAKS OR SMOKE. AFTER BLOCK-IN; MECH STATED #1 TANK STICK DRY. MAINT INSPECTION REVEALED NO LEAK OR ABNORMALITIES. REFUELED. SAME CREW FLEW ACFT. UPON BLOCK-IN; CAPT ASKED MAINT TO STICK #1 TANK WHICH WAS WITHIN 500 LBS OF TANKS #1 AND #3. CALLBACK CONVERSATION WITH RPTR REVEALED THE FOLLOWING INFO: RPTR STATES ACFT WAS APPARENTLY FUELED INCORRECTLY AT THEIR DEP POINT. BEFORE THEY GOT TO THE POINT IN THE QRH THAT POSITIONED XFEEDS TO SUPPLY FUEL TO ALL ENGS; THE #1 ENG FLAMED OUT. SINCE THEY WERE ESTABLISHED ON FINAL; THEY ELECTED TO LAND WITH AN ENG OUT RATHER THAN CONTINUE THE PROC.
Data retrieved from NASA's ASRS site as of January 2009 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.