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Aviation Safety Reporting System
|Local Time Of Day||1801 To 2400|
|Locale Reference||airport : atl|
|Altitude||agl bound lower : 0|
agl bound upper : 0
|Operator||common carrier : air carrier|
|Make Model Name||Medium Transport, High Wing, 2 Turboprop Eng|
|Flight Phase||ground : preflight|
|Affiliation||company : air carrier|
|Function||flight crew : captain|
oversight : pic
|Qualification||pilot : atp|
|Experience||flight time last 90 days : 200|
flight time total : 3900
|Function||other personnel other|
|Anomaly||aircraft equipment problem : less severe|
non adherence other
|Independent Detector||other flight crewa|
|Resolutory Action||none taken : anomaly accepted|
|Air Traffic Incident||other|
In an effort to assist maintenance trouble shoot a problem on a flight already late, aircraft was started (#1 engine/left side) with fuel truck in fueling position, possibly connected. Start was initiated after being cleared to turn/start by mechanics. Fueling position is at least 10' from aircraft on #2/right side. Mechanics requested #2, right engine started. Fuel truck was notified disconnected (but operator was nowhere to be found) by mechanics. No. 2 engine/right was started with fuel truck at least 10' from aircraft. No incidents occurred but the potential was there for a possible hazard.
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: ACR MDT ENGINE START WITH FUEL TRUCK REPORTED TOO CLOSE TO ACFT AND VEHICLE DRIVER NOT AROUND.
Narrative: IN AN EFFORT TO ASSIST MAINT TROUBLE SHOOT A PROB ON A FLT ALREADY LATE, ACFT WAS STARTED (#1 ENG/L SIDE) WITH FUEL TRUCK IN FUELING POS, POSSIBLY CONNECTED. START WAS INITIATED AFTER BEING CLRED TO TURN/START BY MECHS. FUELING POS IS AT LEAST 10' FROM ACFT ON #2/R SIDE. MECHS REQUESTED #2, R ENG STARTED. FUEL TRUCK WAS NOTIFIED DISCONNECTED (BUT OPERATOR WAS NOWHERE TO BE FOUND) BY MECHS. NO. 2 ENG/R WAS STARTED WITH FUEL TRUCK AT LEAST 10' FROM ACFT. NO INCIDENTS OCCURRED BUT THE POTENTIAL WAS THERE FOR A POSSIBLE HAZARD.
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.