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Aviation Safety Reporting System
|Local Time Of Day||1201 To 1800|
|Locale Reference||atc facility : ack|
|Altitude||msl bound lower : 1000|
msl bound upper : 6500
|Controlling Facilities||artcc : zbw|
|Make Model Name||Small Transport, Low Wing, 2 Turboprop Eng|
|Flight Phase||cruise other|
|Route In Use||enroute : direct|
|Function||flight crew : single pilot|
|Qualification||pilot : cfi|
pilot : instrument
pilot : commercial
pilot : atp
|Experience||flight time last 90 days : 150|
flight time total : 13500
flight time type : 2500
|Anomaly||aircraft equipment problem : less severe|
non adherence : published procedure
non adherence : far
other anomaly other
|Independent Detector||other other : unspecified|
|Resolutory Action||none taken : detected after the fact|
|Consequence||faa : reviewed incident with flight crew|
|Primary Problem||Flight Crew Human Performance|
|Air Traffic Incident||Pilot Deviation|
While on an aerial photo flight in VFR conditions from norwood, ma, to locate a vessel somewhere off the coast of massachusetts, I unknowingly penetrated the coastal ADIZ without a filed flight plan. We were searching for the yacht xyz for photographic purposes. The area to be searched was along the 130 degree relative bearing from the provincetown NDB and seward toward nantucket. We were at various altitudes between 1000-6500 ft. The onboard DME became unusable and the hand held portable LORAN was apparently giving erroneous information and therefore we did not realize we had penetrated the coastal ADIZ. We never realized we had penetrated the ADIZ until receiving the call from the mr. X at ADIZ command. This situation would have been prevented had we filed a VFR or IFR flight plan. This was not done in anticipation of the need to be at various altitudes and headings. Lesson to be learned -- always file a flight plan!
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: UNAUTH PENETRATION OF AIRSPACE. PROX OF OSUA ADIZ.
Narrative: WHILE ON AN AERIAL PHOTO FLT IN VFR CONDITIONS FROM NORWOOD, MA, TO LOCATE A VESSEL SOMEWHERE OFF THE COAST OF MASSACHUSETTS, I UNKNOWINGLY PENETRATED THE COASTAL ADIZ WITHOUT A FILED FLT PLAN. WE WERE SEARCHING FOR THE YACHT XYZ FOR PHOTOGRAPHIC PURPOSES. THE AREA TO BE SEARCHED WAS ALONG THE 130 DEG RELATIVE BEARING FROM THE PROVINCETOWN NDB AND SEWARD TOWARD NANTUCKET. WE WERE AT VARIOUS ALTS BTWN 1000-6500 FT. THE ONBOARD DME BECAME UNUSABLE AND THE HAND HELD PORTABLE LORAN WAS APPARENTLY GIVING ERRONEOUS INFO AND THEREFORE WE DID NOT REALIZE WE HAD PENETRATED THE COASTAL ADIZ. WE NEVER REALIZED WE HAD PENETRATED THE ADIZ UNTIL RECEIVING THE CALL FROM THE MR. X AT ADIZ COMMAND. THIS SIT WOULD HAVE BEEN PREVENTED HAD WE FILED A VFR OR IFR FLT PLAN. THIS WAS NOT DONE IN ANTICIPATION OF THE NEED TO BE AT VARIOUS ALTS AND HDGS. LESSON TO BE LEARNED -- ALWAYS FILE A FLT PLAN!
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.