|37000 Feet||Browse and search NASA's
Aviation Safety Reporting System
|Local Time Of Day||1201 To 1800|
|Locale Reference||navaid : zzz.bcstn|
|Altitude||agl single value : 3500|
|Controlling Facilities||artcc : segu.artcc|
|Operator||general aviation : personal|
|Make Model Name||PA-28 Cherokee/Archer II/Dakota/Pillan/Warrior|
|Operating Under FAR Part||Part 91|
|Navigation In Use||other vortac|
|Flight Phase||cruise : level|
|Function||instruction : instructor|
|Qualification||pilot : commercial|
pilot : instrument
pilot : multi engine
pilot : cfi
|Experience||flight time last 90 days : 300|
flight time total : 1600
flight time type : 1100
|Function||flight crew : single pilot|
instruction : trainee
|Anomaly||ground encounters other|
other anomaly other
|Independent Detector||other flight crewa|
|Resolutory Action||flight crew : landed as precaution|
Flight Crew Human Performance
|Primary Problem||Flight Crew Human Performance|
Student departed ZZZ1 on a solo cross country to ZZZ2. After departing ZZZ2; once airborne student became ill; and was disoriented tracking to ZZZ1 VOR. Student was having trouble using the navigation radios. Mistakenly turned wbound and became more disorientated. Student was attempting to contact FSS; regional approach for help but was unsuccessful. Continuing to try and get her position; she became more fatigued compounded with the illness; realized her fuel was low; time of day she decided to land in an uncongested field before compounding her situation further. She made a safe landing; no damage to aircraft; property or any personal injuries. Walked away from aircraft and contacted local law enforcement. She made the decision to land on the aforementioned conditions and that she was overdue on her flight plan.
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: INSTRUCTOR PLT REPORTS THAT A STUDENT ON A SOLO CROSS COUNTRY BECAME DISORIENTED; PHYSICALLY ILL; LOW ON FUEL AND LOST. LANDS SAFELY IN A FIELD TO SEEK ASSISTANCE.
Narrative: STUDENT DEPARTED ZZZ1 ON A SOLO XCOUNTRY TO ZZZ2. AFTER DEPARTING ZZZ2; ONCE AIRBORNE STUDENT BECAME ILL; AND WAS DISORIENTED TRACKING TO ZZZ1 VOR. STUDENT WAS HAVING TROUBLE USING THE NAV RADIOS. MISTAKENLY TURNED WBOUND AND BECAME MORE DISORIENTATED. STUDENT WAS ATTEMPTING TO CONTACT FSS; REGIONAL APCH FOR HELP BUT WAS UNSUCCESSFUL. CONTINUING TO TRY AND GET HER POS; SHE BECAME MORE FATIGUED COMPOUNDED WITH THE ILLNESS; REALIZED HER FUEL WAS LOW; TIME OF DAY SHE DECIDED TO LAND IN AN UNCONGESTED FIELD BEFORE COMPOUNDING HER SITUATION FURTHER. SHE MADE A SAFE LNDG; NO DAMAGE TO ACFT; PROPERTY OR ANY PERSONAL INJURIES. WALKED AWAY FROM ACFT AND CONTACTED LCL LAW ENFORCEMENT. SHE MADE THE DECISION TO LAND ON THE AFOREMENTIONED CONDITIONS AND THAT SHE WAS OVERDUE ON HER FLT PLAN.
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.