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Aviation Safety Reporting System
|Local Time Of Day||1201 To 1800|
|Locale Reference||airport : zzz|
|Altitude||agl bound lower : 500|
agl bound upper : 500
|Controlling Facilities||tracon : zzz|
|Operator||general aviation : instructional|
|Make Model Name||Helicopter|
|Flight Phase||climbout : takeoff|
|Function||flight crew : captain|
oversight : pic
|Qualification||pilot : atp|
pilot : commercial
pilot : instrument
|Experience||flight time last 90 days : 50|
flight time total : 5000
flight time type : 100
|Function||flight crew : first officer|
|Qualification||pilot : commercial|
pilot : instrument
|Anomaly||non adherence : far|
other anomaly other
|Independent Detector||other flight crewa|
|Resolutory Action||none taken : anomaly accepted|
|Primary Problem||Flight Crew Human Performance|
|Air Traffic Incident||Pilot Deviation|
Lifeguard patient flight into hospital. After patient drop off, which took 30 mins, I was unable to contact ZZZ approach or tower from the hospital helipad (it is down in a hold surrounded by bldgs). I departed west/O clearance into arsa/control zone and immediately contacted ZZZ approach. I circled around the hospital while he gave me a transponder code and got me in radar contact. When he gave me the code he told me to stay clear of the arsa until radar contact established. The problem was that I was already in the arsa/control zone on the pad at hospital.
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: EMS HELICOPTER UNAUTH PENETRATION OF ZZZ ARSA DEPARTING HOSPITAL HELIPAD.
Narrative: LIFEGUARD PATIENT FLT INTO HOSPITAL. AFTER PATIENT DROP OFF, WHICH TOOK 30 MINS, I WAS UNABLE TO CONTACT ZZZ APCH OR TWR FROM THE HOSPITAL HELIPAD (IT IS DOWN IN A HOLD SURROUNDED BY BLDGS). I DEPARTED W/O CLRNC INTO ARSA/CTL ZONE AND IMMEDIATELY CONTACTED ZZZ APCH. I CIRCLED AROUND THE HOSPITAL WHILE HE GAVE ME A XPONDER CODE AND GOT ME IN RADAR CONTACT. WHEN HE GAVE ME THE CODE HE TOLD ME TO STAY CLR OF THE ARSA UNTIL RADAR CONTACT ESTABLISHED. THE PROB WAS THAT I WAS ALREADY IN THE ARSA/CTL ZONE ON THE PAD AT HOSPITAL.
Data retrieved from NASA's ASRS site as of July 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.