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|Local Time Of Day||0601 To 1200|
|Locale Reference||airport : yum|
|Altitude||agl bound lower : 0|
agl bound upper : 0
|Operator||common carrier : air taxi|
|Make Model Name||Medium Transport|
|Flight Phase||ground : preflight|
|Affiliation||company : air taxi|
|Function||flight crew : captain|
oversight : pic
|Qualification||pilot : atp|
|Experience||flight time last 90 days : 120|
flight time total : 11000
|Qualification||other other : other|
|Anomaly||other anomaly other|
|Independent Detector||other flight crewa|
|Air Traffic Incident||other|
60 gallons 'jet a' fuel added to left wing during refueling on stop over. Someone asked if we used jet fuel. I said, 'no, why?' company was contacted and it was decided to drain the left wing and all drains. 20 more gallons were added and drained. More fuel added and sample appeared normal. Wing was refueled. Engines were started and run for 20 minutes. Engine runup was uneventful as was return trip to oxnard, ca. Complacency and inattention to the job at hand are the causes of this incident. The fueler learned that all large a/C do not take jet fuel and I once again was reminded that people don't always know how to do the job to which they are assigned.
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: ACFT WAS SERVICED WITH JET A FUEL INSTEAD OF GASOLINE.
Narrative: 60 GALLONS 'JET A' FUEL ADDED TO LEFT WING DURING REFUELING ON STOP OVER. SOMEONE ASKED IF WE USED JET FUEL. I SAID, 'NO, WHY?' COMPANY WAS CONTACTED AND IT WAS DECIDED TO DRAIN THE LEFT WING AND ALL DRAINS. 20 MORE GALLONS WERE ADDED AND DRAINED. MORE FUEL ADDED AND SAMPLE APPEARED NORMAL. WING WAS REFUELED. ENGINES WERE STARTED AND RUN FOR 20 MINUTES. ENGINE RUNUP WAS UNEVENTFUL AS WAS RETURN TRIP TO OXNARD, CA. COMPLACENCY AND INATTENTION TO THE JOB AT HAND ARE THE CAUSES OF THIS INCIDENT. THE FUELER LEARNED THAT ALL LARGE A/C DO NOT TAKE JET FUEL AND I ONCE AGAIN WAS REMINDED THAT PEOPLE DON'T ALWAYS KNOW HOW TO DO THE JOB TO WHICH THEY ARE ASSIGNED.
Data retrieved from NASA's ASRS site as of August 2007 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.