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|Local Time Of Day||1801 To 2400|
|Locale Reference||airport : zzz.airport|
|Altitude||msl single value : 3000|
|Controlling Facilities||tracon : zzz.tracon|
|Operator||common carrier : charter|
|Make Model Name||BAe 125 Series 800|
|Operating Under FAR Part||Part 135|
|Flight Phase||landing : missed approach|
|Affiliation||company : charter|
|Function||flight crew : captain|
oversight : pic
|Qualification||pilot : atp|
pilot : cfi
pilot : flight engineer
|Experience||flight time last 90 days : 110|
flight time total : 6500
flight time type : 1900
|Anomaly||other anomaly other|
|Independent Detector||other flight crewa|
|Resolutory Action||controller : issued new clearance|
flight crew : executed missed approach
flight crew : declared emergency
|Problem Areas||Flight Crew Human Performance|
|Primary Problem||Flight Crew Human Performance|
On approach; current metar was wind 200 degrees at 12 KTS; visibility 8 SM; few 2500 overcast. We were cleared direct to XXX for the full VOR approach. Upon arriving at MDA (1200 ft AGL) and the missed approach the airport was not in sight because we were not in visual conditions. Upon missed approach; we advised approach that we were missed and that we wanted the localizer and that we were 'bingo' fuel and that we did not want any unnecessary delays. He advised us that the wind was a tailwind and told us that he was going to declare an emergency for us and asked for souls on board and fuel in time. He vectored us onto the approach and we landed and ended with 1400 pounds of fuel which is almost 1 hour at cruise fuel flow. The situation resolved itself safely. The reason we declared 'bingo' fuel was that we burned more fuel en route than planned and that the full approach burned more fuel than planned. We were not in an emergency situation as we had 40 mins - 1 hour of fuel; but we did not want to be vectored out behind another aircraft and then be faced with an actual emergency after another 20 mins for an approach. There was a miscom of our fuel situation between myself and approach when I used the term 'bingo' fuel and I could have explained myself more thoroughly.
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: HAWKER 800 FLT CREW REPORTS DECLARING 'BINGO' FUEL TO APPROACH CONTROL AFTER MISSED APPROACH AND HAVING AN EMERGENCY DECLARED FOR THEM.
Narrative: ON APCH; CURRENT METAR WAS WIND 200 DEGS AT 12 KTS; VISIBILITY 8 SM; FEW 2500 OVCST. WE WERE CLRED DIRECT TO XXX FOR THE FULL VOR APCH. UPON ARRIVING AT MDA (1200 FT AGL) AND THE MISSED APCH THE ARPT WAS NOT IN SIGHT BECAUSE WE WERE NOT IN VISUAL CONDITIONS. UPON MISSED APCH; WE ADVISED APCH THAT WE WERE MISSED AND THAT WE WANTED THE LOC AND THAT WE WERE 'BINGO' FUEL AND THAT WE DID NOT WANT ANY UNNECESSARY DELAYS. HE ADVISED US THAT THE WIND WAS A TAILWIND AND TOLD US THAT HE WAS GOING TO DECLARE AN EMER FOR US AND ASKED FOR SOULS ON BOARD AND FUEL IN TIME. HE VECTORED US ONTO THE APCH AND WE LANDED AND ENDED WITH 1400 LBS OF FUEL WHICH IS ALMOST 1 HR AT CRUISE FUEL FLOW. THE SITUATION RESOLVED ITSELF SAFELY. THE REASON WE DECLARED 'BINGO' FUEL WAS THAT WE BURNED MORE FUEL ENRTE THAN PLANNED AND THAT THE FULL APCH BURNED MORE FUEL THAN PLANNED. WE WERE NOT IN AN EMER SITUATION AS WE HAD 40 MINS - 1 HR OF FUEL; BUT WE DID NOT WANT TO BE VECTORED OUT BEHIND ANOTHER ACFT AND THEN BE FACED WITH AN ACTUAL EMER AFTER ANOTHER 20 MINS FOR AN APCH. THERE WAS A MISCOM OF OUR FUEL SITUATION BTWN MYSELF AND APCH WHEN I USED THE TERM 'BINGO' FUEL AND I COULD HAVE EXPLAINED MYSELF MORE THOROUGHLY.
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.