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|Locale Reference||airport : 33n.airport|
|Altitude||agl single value : 50|
|Operator||general aviation : personal|
|Make Model Name||Small Aircraft|
|Operating Under FAR Part||Part 91|
|Flight Phase||descent : approach|
|Function||flight crew : single pilot|
|Experience||flight time last 90 days : 82.6|
flight time total : 134.3
flight time type : 29.3
|Anomaly||conflict : airborne critical|
inflight encounter other
non adherence : far
|Independent Detector||other flight crewa|
|Resolutory Action||flight crew : executed go around|
|Problem Areas||Flight Crew Human Performance|
|Primary Problem||Flight Crew Human Performance|
While on approach to runway 9 at 33N; I contacted the tops of trees. The flight operation was conducted without a current student license/medical. Contributing factors were night flight/presence of trees (there have been other encounters with aircraft and trees at 33N). I responded to the contact with full power and a go around. I then decided to use runway 27. Corrective action will be for me to obtain my student license/medical; have the damage to the aircraft repaired and obtain additional instruction prior to solo flight. Human factors were my decision to operate the aircraft in solo flight prior to obtaining my student license/medical. I recommend installing a visual approach aid at 33N and reducing the ht of the trees.
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: STUDENT PILOT WITH EXPIRED STUDENT LICENSE/MEDICAL REPORTS STRIKING TREES DURING NIGHT VISUAL TO RWY 9 AT N33.
Narrative: WHILE ON APCH TO RWY 9 AT 33N; I CONTACTED THE TOPS OF TREES. THE FLT OP WAS CONDUCTED WITHOUT A CURRENT STUDENT LICENSE/MEDICAL. CONTRIBUTING FACTORS WERE NIGHT FLT/PRESENCE OF TREES (THERE HAVE BEEN OTHER ENCOUNTERS WITH ACFT AND TREES AT 33N). I RESPONDED TO THE CONTACT WITH FULL PWR AND A GAR. I THEN DECIDED TO USE RWY 27. CORRECTIVE ACTION WILL BE FOR ME TO OBTAIN MY STUDENT LICENSE/MEDICAL; HAVE THE DAMAGE TO THE ACFT REPAIRED AND OBTAIN ADDITIONAL INSTRUCTION PRIOR TO SOLO FLT. HUMAN FACTORS WERE MY DECISION TO OPERATE THE ACFT IN SOLO FLT PRIOR TO OBTAINING MY STUDENT LICENSE/MEDICAL. I RECOMMEND INSTALLING A VISUAL APCH AID AT 33N AND REDUCING THE HT OF THE TREES.
Data retrieved from NASA's ASRS site as of May 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.