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|Locale Reference||airport : zzz.airport|
|Altitude||msl single value : 4500|
|Operator||general aviation : personal|
|Make Model Name||M-20 K (231)|
|Operating Under FAR Part||Part 91|
|Flight Phase||cruise : level|
|Function||flight crew : single pilot|
|Qualification||pilot : instrument|
pilot : private
pilot : multi engine
|Experience||flight time last 90 days : 200|
flight time total : 5200
flight time type : 4000
|Anomaly||aircraft equipment problem : critical|
|Independent Detector||other flight crewa|
|Resolutory Action||flight crew : landed in emergency condition|
Maintenance Human Performance
Flight Crew Human Performance
Airplane had been worked on by certified mechanic because of engine cutting out and missing. The mechanic was working on the annual and was pulled off for another job and had not returned to finish the annual. The fuel system was sent off and rebuilt as well as the gas tanks and the fuel selector switch. The plane flew well and the mechanic said the ship was airworthy. I took a cross country flight and on the way home the ship began to run rough and I decided to set the plane down off field and damaged the nosewheel. The incident was checked by the FAA and they declared that it was not an accident; but an incident. The annual was not completed on the air ship and the FAA will cite me for the infraction. The day after the flight I got an emergency airworthiness directive on the plane #2008 06 51 that covered the same issue that I had with the airplane. The annual was underway but was not complete; so I was at fault.
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: M20 PILOT REPORTS OFF ARPT LANDING AFTER ENGINE BEGINS TO RUN ROUGH; CAUSING MINOR DAMAGE.
Narrative: AIRPLANE HAD BEEN WORKED ON BY CERTIFIED MECH BECAUSE OF ENG CUTTING OUT AND MISSING. THE MECH WAS WORKING ON THE ANNUAL AND WAS PULLED OFF FOR ANOTHER JOB AND HAD NOT RETURNED TO FINISH THE ANNUAL. THE FUEL SYS WAS SENT OFF AND REBUILT AS WELL AS THE GAS TANKS AND THE FUEL SELECTOR SWITCH. THE PLANE FLEW WELL AND THE MECH SAID THE SHIP WAS AIRWORTHY. I TOOK A XCOUNTRY FLT AND ON THE WAY HOME THE SHIP BEGAN TO RUN ROUGH AND I DECIDED TO SET THE PLANE DOWN OFF FIELD AND DAMAGED THE NOSEWHEEL. THE INCIDENT WAS CHKED BY THE FAA AND THEY DECLARED THAT IT WAS NOT AN ACCIDENT; BUT AN INCIDENT. THE ANNUAL WAS NOT COMPLETED ON THE AIR SHIP AND THE FAA WILL CITE ME FOR THE INFRACTION. THE DAY AFTER THE FLT I GOT AN EMER AIRWORTHINESS DIRECTIVE ON THE PLANE #2008 06 51 THAT COVERED THE SAME ISSUE THAT I HAD WITH THE AIRPLANE. THE ANNUAL WAS UNDERWAY BUT WAS NOT COMPLETE; SO I WAS AT FAULT.
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.