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Aviation Safety Reporting System
|Local Time Of Day||1801 To 2400|
|Locale Reference||airport : zzz|
|Altitude||agl bound lower : 500|
agl bound upper : 500
|Make Model Name||Helicopter|
|Flight Phase||climbout : intermediate altitude|
|Function||flight crew : single pilot|
|Qualification||pilot : commercial|
|Experience||flight time last 90 days : 15|
flight time total : 4000
flight time type : 15
|Function||other personnel other|
|Qualification||other other : other|
|Anomaly||aircraft equipment problem : less severe|
|Independent Detector||aircraft equipment other aircraft equipment : unspecified|
|Consequence||faa : reviewed incident with flight crew|
|Air Traffic Incident||other|
On climbout from hospital the fuel pressure light came on. Even though I knew the aircraft could be flown with this light on (as long as you stay below 9800'), I chose to land in a large vacant parking lot to make sure there were no fuel leaks. When I landed and checked, the light went out, the pump was working and there were no leaks. After a phone conversation with personnel back at hospital I chose to fly aircraft back to hospital to check closer to make sure everything was ok. After checking thoroughly and talking with mechanic on landline, I decided to fly aircraft back to my home station. There was no damage to any persons or property.
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: EMS FLT MAKES OFF ARPT LNDG ACCOUNT FUEL PUMP WARNING LIGHT ON.
Narrative: ON CLIMBOUT FROM HOSPITAL THE FUEL PRESSURE LIGHT CAME ON. EVEN THOUGH I KNEW THE ACFT COULD BE FLOWN WITH THIS LIGHT ON (AS LONG AS YOU STAY BELOW 9800'), I CHOSE TO LAND IN A LARGE VACANT PARKING LOT TO MAKE SURE THERE WERE NO FUEL LEAKS. WHEN I LANDED AND CHKED, THE LIGHT WENT OUT, THE PUMP WAS WORKING AND THERE WERE NO LEAKS. AFTER A PHONE CONVERSATION WITH PERSONNEL BACK AT HOSPITAL I CHOSE TO FLY ACFT BACK TO HOSPITAL TO CHECK CLOSER TO MAKE SURE EVERYTHING WAS OK. AFTER CHKING THOROUGHLY AND TALKING WITH MECH ON LANDLINE, I DECIDED TO FLY ACFT BACK TO MY HOME STATION. THERE WAS NO DAMAGE TO ANY PERSONS OR PROPERTY.
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.