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Aviation Safety Reporting System
|Local Time Of Day||1801 To 2400|
|Locale Reference||airport : ewr|
|Altitude||agl bound lower : 0|
agl bound upper : 0
|Operator||common carrier : air carrier|
|Make Model Name||Large Transport, Low Wing, 2 Turbojet Eng|
|Navigation In Use||Other |
|Flight Phase||ground : parked|
ground other : taxi
|Affiliation||company : air carrier|
|Function||flight crew : captain|
oversight : pic
|Qualification||pilot : atp|
|Experience||flight time last 90 days : 80|
flight time total : 21000
flight time type : 810
|Affiliation||government : faa|
|Function||flight crew : first officer|
|Qualification||pilot : instrument|
pilot : commercial
|Anomaly||non adherence : far|
non adherence other
other anomaly other
|Independent Detector||other other : unspecified|
|Resolutory Action||none taken : detected after the fact|
|Air Traffic Incident||other|
After landing at ewr and taxiing in, as we entered the ramp area the company informed us to remain clear and wait for an outbound flight to taxi out. I initially stopped the aircraft for approximately 30 seconds to further communicate with the company. There was not enough room for the outbound aircraft to taxi by so I moved the aircraft to provide more clearance. I again stopped the aircraft and made an announcement on the PA stating that due to ramp congestion we would incur a short delay but should be at the gate in approximately 2 mins. When the outbound aircraft had taxied out we proceeded to the gate. As the passenger agent opened the aircraft door a man flashed an identify badge and loudly told her, 'tell the captain there will be an incident report filed against this trip within the hour.' the agent then came to the cockpit and informed me of the same. I then debriefed the cabin crew and what apparently happened is: when the aircraft was stopped some of the passenger in coach began to get up and remove baggage from the overhead bins. A flight attendant then made an announcement telling the people to return to their seats. Then this person (we'll assume he was a federal inspector) began yelling to the people that what they were doing was unsafe and to situation down. The flight attendant again made a PA telling the people to situation back down, which they did. During the debriefing, I specifically asked the flight attendants if the passenger were seated when we were moving the aircraft. The flight attendant's reply was, yes they were. The flight attendants did tell me that when the passenger sat back down that the passenger left some bags in the aircraft isle and also some bags near the exit door. During the above situation I received no communications from the cabin indicating anything was amiss.
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: THE CAPT OF AN ACR LGT ACFT DURING TAXI TO THE GATE WAS INFORMED THAT SOME PAX HAD STOOD UP AND BEGAN REMOVING BAGGAGE FROM THE ACFT OVERHEADS IN ANTICIPATION OF DEPLANING AND THAT ONE OF THE PAX THREATENED THAT INCIDENT RPT WOULD BE FILED.
Narrative: AFTER LNDG AT EWR AND TAXIING IN, AS WE ENTERED THE RAMP AREA THE COMPANY INFORMED US TO REMAIN CLR AND WAIT FOR AN OUTBOUND FLT TO TAXI OUT. I INITIALLY STOPPED THE ACFT FOR APPROX 30 SECONDS TO FURTHER COMMUNICATE WITH THE COMPANY. THERE WAS NOT ENOUGH ROOM FOR THE OUTBOUND ACFT TO TAXI BY SO I MOVED THE ACFT TO PROVIDE MORE CLRNC. I AGAIN STOPPED THE ACFT AND MADE AN ANNOUNCEMENT ON THE PA STATING THAT DUE TO RAMP CONGESTION WE WOULD INCUR A SHORT DELAY BUT SHOULD BE AT THE GATE IN APPROX 2 MINS. WHEN THE OUTBOUND ACFT HAD TAXIED OUT WE PROCEEDED TO THE GATE. AS THE PAX AGENT OPENED THE ACFT DOOR A MAN FLASHED AN IDENT BADGE AND LOUDLY TOLD HER, 'TELL THE CAPT THERE WILL BE AN INCIDENT RPT FILED AGAINST THIS TRIP WITHIN THE HR.' THE AGENT THEN CAME TO THE COCKPIT AND INFORMED ME OF THE SAME. I THEN DEBRIEFED THE CABIN CREW AND WHAT APPARENTLY HAPPENED IS: WHEN THE ACFT WAS STOPPED SOME OF THE PAX IN COACH BEGAN TO GET UP AND REMOVE BAGGAGE FROM THE OVERHEAD BINS. A FLT ATTENDANT THEN MADE AN ANNOUNCEMENT TELLING THE PEOPLE TO RETURN TO THEIR SEATS. THEN THIS PERSON (WE'LL ASSUME HE WAS A FEDERAL INSPECTOR) BEGAN YELLING TO THE PEOPLE THAT WHAT THEY WERE DOING WAS UNSAFE AND TO SIT DOWN. THE FLT ATTENDANT AGAIN MADE A PA TELLING THE PEOPLE TO SIT BACK DOWN, WHICH THEY DID. DURING THE DEBRIEFING, I SPECIFICALLY ASKED THE FLT ATTENDANTS IF THE PAX WERE SEATED WHEN WE WERE MOVING THE ACFT. THE FLT ATTENDANT'S REPLY WAS, YES THEY WERE. THE FLT ATTENDANTS DID TELL ME THAT WHEN THE PAX SAT BACK DOWN THAT THE PAX LEFT SOME BAGS IN THE ACFT ISLE AND ALSO SOME BAGS NEAR THE EXIT DOOR. DURING THE ABOVE SIT I RECEIVED NO COMS FROM THE CABIN INDICATING ANYTHING WAS AMISS.
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.