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|Local Time Of Day||0001 To 0600|
|Locale Reference||atc facility : zzz.artcc|
|Altitude||msl single value : 20000|
|Controlling Facilities||artcc : zzz.artcc|
|Make Model Name||Learjet 31|
|Navigation In Use||other|
|Flight Phase||ground : takeoff roll|
|Function||flight crew : first officer|
|Qualification||pilot : atp|
|Experience||flight time last 90 days : 85|
flight time total : 10000
flight time type : 45
|Function||flight crew : captain|
oversight : pic
|Anomaly||aircraft equipment problem : less severe|
|Independent Detector||other flight crewa|
other flight crewb
|Resolutory Action||flight crew : landed as precaution|
flight crew : diverted to another airport
Flight Crew Human Performance
While departing out of ZZZ on the climb; we encountered moderate turbulence and heavy precipitation on the climb out. About 20000 ft we heard a thud and received excessive aircraft vibration. ATC cleared us to FL450. At 21000-22000 ft we level off and slowed the aircraft. We did not declare an emergency and diverted. We had a normal approach and landing. Upon arrival we had numerous fire equipment standing by at the airport. We noticed the fuel panel access door was bent back against the side of the aircraft. Both pilots observe the fueler properly close the fuel door.
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: LEAR 31 FLT CREW HAS AIRFRAME VIBRATION DURING CLB AND DIVERTS FOR LNDG.
Narrative: WHILE DEPARTING OUT OF ZZZ ON THE CLB; WE ENCOUNTERED MODERATE TURB AND HVY PRECIP ON THE CLBOUT. ABOUT 20000 FT WE HEARD A THUD AND RECEIVED EXCESSIVE ACFT VIBRATION. ATC CLRED US TO FL450. AT 21000-22000 FT WE LEVEL OFF AND SLOWED THE ACFT. WE DID NOT DECLARE AN EMER AND DIVERTED. WE HAD A NORMAL APCH AND LNDG. UPON ARR WE HAD NUMEROUS FIRE EQUIP STANDING BY AT THE ARPT. WE NOTICED THE FUEL PANEL ACCESS DOOR WAS BENT BACK AGAINST THE SIDE OF THE ACFT. BOTH PLTS OBSERVE THE FUELER PROPERLY CLOSE THE FUEL DOOR.
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.