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Aviation Safety Reporting System
|Local Time Of Day||0601 To 1200|
|Locale Reference||airport : lci|
|Altitude||msl bound lower : 3800|
msl bound upper : 5000
|Controlling Facilities||tracon : mht|
|Operator||common carrier : air taxi|
|Make Model Name||Small Transport, Low Wing, 2 Recip Eng|
|Flight Phase||climbout : intermediate altitude|
descent : approach
landing : missed approach
|Affiliation||company : air taxi|
|Function||flight crew : single pilot|
|Qualification||pilot : commercial|
|Experience||flight time last 90 days : 210|
flight time total : 2100
flight time type : 450
|Affiliation||government : faa|
|Function||controller : approach|
|Qualification||controller : radar|
|Anomaly||altitude deviation : overshoot|
non adherence : clearance
non adherence : published procedure
|Independent Detector||other flight crewa|
|Resolutory Action||controller : issued new clearance|
|Primary Problem||Flight Crew Human Performance|
|Air Traffic Incident||Pilot Deviation|
I was executing a missed approach from the NDB runway 8 approach to lci. Manchester approach told me to fly the published missed, which was a climbing left turn back to the NDB and up to 3800 ft. Before I realized it, I was at 5000 ft. Just as I realized error, manchester approach told me to climb and maintain 6000 ft. I continued the climb and nothing more was said about my error. I believe that this altitude bust came about because of the topography at lci. The airport is nestled between 3 ridges with little margin for error. When the time was up to execute the missed approach, all I wanted to do was climb to get away from the ridges. I continued the climb not even thinking where I was to level off. To prevent a recurrence, the airplane needs to be flown by the numbers and not by instincts of 'all I want to do is climb.'
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: PLT OF ATX CARGO FLT EXECUTES MISSED APCH FROM LCI AND OVERSHOOTS HIS MISSED APCH ALT BY 1200 FT DUE TO THE DISTR OF TERRAIN CLRNC.
Narrative: I WAS EXECUTING A MISSED APCH FROM THE NDB RWY 8 APCH TO LCI. MANCHESTER APCH TOLD ME TO FLY THE PUBLISHED MISSED, WHICH WAS A CLBING L TURN BACK TO THE NDB AND UP TO 3800 FT. BEFORE I REALIZED IT, I WAS AT 5000 FT. JUST AS I REALIZED ERROR, MANCHESTER APCH TOLD ME TO CLB AND MAINTAIN 6000 FT. I CONTINUED THE CLB AND NOTHING MORE WAS SAID ABOUT MY ERROR. I BELIEVE THAT THIS ALT BUST CAME ABOUT BECAUSE OF THE TOPOGRAPHY AT LCI. THE ARPT IS NESTLED BTWN 3 RIDGES WITH LITTLE MARGIN FOR ERROR. WHEN THE TIME WAS UP TO EXECUTE THE MISSED APCH, ALL I WANTED TO DO WAS CLB TO GET AWAY FROM THE RIDGES. I CONTINUED THE CLB NOT EVEN THINKING WHERE I WAS TO LEVEL OFF. TO PREVENT A RECURRENCE, THE AIRPLANE NEEDS TO BE FLOWN BY THE NUMBERS AND NOT BY INSTINCTS OF 'ALL I WANT TO DO IS CLB.'
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.