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Aviation Safety Reporting System
|Local Time Of Day||0601 To 1200|
|Locale Reference||atc facility : eln|
|Altitude||msl bound lower : 9000|
msl bound upper : 9000
|Operator||common carrier : air taxi|
|Make Model Name||Small Transport, Low Wing, 2 Recip Eng|
|Flight Phase||cruise other|
|Route In Use||enroute airway : v2|
|Affiliation||company : air taxi|
|Function||flight crew : single pilot|
|Qualification||pilot : atp|
|Experience||flight time last 90 days : 250|
flight time total : 2010
flight time type : 150
|Affiliation||government : faa|
|Function||controller : radar|
|Qualification||controller : radar|
|Anomaly||non adherence : clearance|
|Independent Detector||other controllera|
|Resolutory Action||none taken : detected after the fact|
none taken : anomaly accepted
|Primary Problem||Flight Crew Human Performance|
|Air Traffic Incident||Pilot Deviation|
Part 135 cargo aircraft en route sea V-2 eln V187 psc, level 9000'. Center lost radar contact with aircraft about 25 west of eln for and so advised aircraft. Pilot was instructed to report eln VOR. Pilot xed eln VOR and forgot to make report. Center requested 'identify' at about 5 mi east of eln VOR. Pilot requested cancellation of IFR. Controller reported radar contact and provided VFR flight following for balance of route. Human performance considerations: pilot flies this route almost every day and for some reason simply forgot to make the report. Possible factors include boredom, good WX (which sometimes results in less than the required amount of attention to IFR details), pending divorce and associated stress, plus worrying about yesterday's 'busted altitude' (subject of another ASRS report). In writing these reports I'm convinced that the stress associated with marriage problems is a factor as I've never screwed-up twice in two days before. I believe that during times of high stress (not flying related) it will be necessary for me to intentionally increase my concentration on flying well.
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: PLT OF ATX SMT FAILED TO MAKE A POSITION REPORT AS REQUESTED BY ARTCC RADAR CTLR.
Narrative: PART 135 CARGO ACFT ENRTE SEA V-2 ELN V187 PSC, LEVEL 9000'. CTR LOST RADAR CONTACT WITH ACFT ABOUT 25 W OF ELN FOR AND SO ADVISED ACFT. PLT WAS INSTRUCTED TO RPT ELN VOR. PLT XED ELN VOR AND FORGOT TO MAKE RPT. CTR REQUESTED 'IDENT' AT ABOUT 5 MI E OF ELN VOR. PLT REQUESTED CANCELLATION OF IFR. CTLR RPTED RADAR CONTACT AND PROVIDED VFR FLT FOLLOWING FOR BALANCE OF RTE. HUMAN PERFORMANCE CONSIDERATIONS: PLT FLIES THIS RTE ALMOST EVERY DAY AND FOR SOME REASON SIMPLY FORGOT TO MAKE THE RPT. POSSIBLE FACTORS INCLUDE BOREDOM, GOOD WX (WHICH SOMETIMES RESULTS IN LESS THAN THE REQUIRED AMOUNT OF ATTN TO IFR DETAILS), PENDING DIVORCE AND ASSOCIATED STRESS, PLUS WORRYING ABOUT YESTERDAY'S 'BUSTED ALT' (SUBJECT OF ANOTHER ASRS RPT). IN WRITING THESE RPTS I'M CONVINCED THAT THE STRESS ASSOCIATED WITH MARRIAGE PROBS IS A FACTOR AS I'VE NEVER SCREWED-UP TWICE IN TWO DAYS BEFORE. I BELIEVE THAT DURING TIMES OF HIGH STRESS (NOT FLYING RELATED) IT WILL BE NECESSARY FOR ME TO INTENTIONALLY INCREASE MY CONCENTRATION ON FLYING WELL.
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.