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Aviation Safety Reporting System
|Local Time Of Day||1201 To 1800|
|Locale Reference||airport : gai|
|Altitude||msl bound lower : 2000|
msl bound upper : 2000
|Operator||general aviation : personal|
|Make Model Name||Small Aircraft, High Wing, 1 Eng, Fixed Gear|
|Flight Phase||cruise other|
|Function||flight crew : single pilot|
|Qualification||pilot : instrument|
pilot : private
|Experience||flight time last 90 days : 25|
flight time total : 520
flight time type : 480
|Anomaly||aircraft equipment problem : critical|
non adherence : far
|Independent Detector||other flight crewa|
|Resolutory Action||none taken : unable|
|Primary Problem||Flight Crew Human Performance|
|Air Traffic Incident||Pilot Deviation|
Owner/pilot was interrupted during preflight inspection. Cowl covers were left in place. After climb out, pilot's scan observed oil temperature high off scale. Power was reduced and the small aircraft was landed on a private street. There was no damage or injuries. Engine was very hot but did not sieze. After removal of covers and coding, engine performed normally. Pilot performed normal takeoff.
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: PRECAUTIONARY OFF ARPT LNDG BECAUSE OF OVERHEATING ENGINE.
Narrative: OWNER/PLT WAS INTERRUPTED DURING PREFLT INSPECTION. COWL COVERS WERE LEFT IN PLACE. AFTER CLBOUT, PLT'S SCAN OBSERVED OIL TEMP HIGH OFF SCALE. PWR WAS REDUCED AND THE SMA WAS LANDED ON A PVT STREET. THERE WAS NO DAMAGE OR INJURIES. ENG WAS VERY HOT BUT DID NOT SIEZE. AFTER REMOVAL OF COVERS AND CODING, ENG PERFORMED NORMALLY. PLT PERFORMED NORMAL TKOF.
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.