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Aviation Safety Reporting System
|Local Time Of Day||1201 To 1800|
|Locale Reference||airport : orl|
|Altitude||msl bound lower : 2200|
msl bound upper : 2200
|Controlling Facilities||tracon : mco|
tower : orl
|Operator||general aviation : personal|
|Make Model Name||Any Unknown or Unlisted Aircraft Manufacturer|
|Operating Under FAR Part||Part 91|
|Flight Phase||climbout : intermediate altitude|
|Function||flight crew : single pilot|
|Qualification||pilot : commercial|
pilot : instrument
|Experience||flight time last 90 days : 10|
flight time total : 2800
flight time type : 340
|Affiliation||government : faa|
|Function||controller : local|
|Qualification||controller : non radar|
|Anomaly||non adherence : clearance|
other anomaly other
|Independent Detector||other controllera|
|Resolutory Action||flight crew : exited adverse environment|
|Primary Problem||Flight Crew Human Performance|
|Air Traffic Incident||Pilot Deviation|
We were #3 for takeoff. #1 single engine departed, 1 aircraft landed. Aircraft that had departed reported door open and was returning to land, #2 PA31 was cleared for takeoff. We were expecting to let aircraft with open door land before we departed. The WX was hot so we had not closed our door or the small window on left side. Then is when I feel that things started to depart from the normal pattern. Tower cleared us to go. We had trouble closing the door. We then departed and were following a PA31 very close in order to let no depart before the aircraft with open door was in position to land. We were watching the PA31 (our traffic) at 2 mi and not watching our altitude. We went through the bottom of the class 'B' airspace up to 2200 ft MSL, tower called alerted us and told us to descend. I feel the problem was caused by me rushing to get ready to depart. Not requesting flight following or filing IFR. My concern for the traffic that I was following, more than where my aircraft was.
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: PLT OF AN SMT TWIN INADVERTENTLY PENETRATED CLASS B AIRSPACE.
Narrative: WE WERE #3 FOR TKOF. #1 SINGLE ENG DEPARTED, 1 ACFT LANDED. ACFT THAT HAD DEPARTED RPTED DOOR OPEN AND WAS RETURNING TO LAND, #2 PA31 WAS CLRED FOR TKOF. WE WERE EXPECTING TO LET ACFT WITH OPEN DOOR LAND BEFORE WE DEPARTED. THE WX WAS HOT SO WE HAD NOT CLOSED OUR DOOR OR THE SMALL WINDOW ON L SIDE. THEN IS WHEN I FEEL THAT THINGS STARTED TO DEPART FROM THE NORMAL PATTERN. TWR CLRED US TO GO. WE HAD TROUBLE CLOSING THE DOOR. WE THEN DEPARTED AND WERE FOLLOWING A PA31 VERY CLOSE IN ORDER TO LET NO DEPART BEFORE THE ACFT WITH OPEN DOOR WAS IN POS TO LAND. WE WERE WATCHING THE PA31 (OUR TFC) AT 2 MI AND NOT WATCHING OUR ALT. WE WENT THROUGH THE BOTTOM OF THE CLASS 'B' AIRSPACE UP TO 2200 FT MSL, TWR CALLED ALERTED US AND TOLD US TO DSND. I FEEL THE PROB WAS CAUSED BY ME RUSHING TO GET READY TO DEPART. NOT REQUESTING FLT FOLLOWING OR FILING IFR. MY CONCERN FOR THE TFC THAT I WAS FOLLOWING, MORE THAN WHERE MY ACFT WAS.
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.