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Aviation Safety Reporting System
|Local Time Of Day||1201 To 1800|
|Locale Reference||airport : cxl|
|Altitude||agl bound lower : 0|
agl bound upper : 0
|Operator||general aviation : personal|
|Make Model Name||Baron 55/Cochise|
|Operating Under FAR Part||Part 91|
|Function||flight crew : single pilot|
|Qualification||pilot : private|
|Experience||flight time last 90 days : 25|
flight time total : 4000
|Function||other personnel other|
|Qualification||other other : other|
|Anomaly||non adherence : far|
non adherence : published procedure
other anomaly other
|Independent Detector||other other : unspecified|
|Resolutory Action||none taken : detected after the fact|
|Primary Problem||Flight Crew Human Performance|
|Air Traffic Incident||other|
I flew a beechcraft baron (be-55) into mexico (san felipe) on jun/sun/95 I lost my original medical certificate. When I landed in calexico, ca, I gave united states customs a copy of my medical certificate which I had in my flight bag. The customs person said a copy was no good. I explained that I had just lost my medical certificate and she said violation and civil administrative penalty per 19 crash fire rescue equipment 122.27 (C) 19 crash fire rescue equipment 122.161. Callback conversation with reporter revealed the following: reporter, a private pilot, was carrying a copy of the medical certificate. The fine for not having the 'original' medical certificate was set at $10000.00. It has since been reduced to $100.00. (Reporter argued by letter regarding wording of applicable far and customs guide -- the word 'original' is missing).
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: UNITED STATES CUSTOMS BORDER XING OFFICER PENALIZED A PVT FLYER FOR NOT HAVING ORIGINAL MEDICAL CERTIFICATE IN POSSESSION, DURING INSPECTION.
Narrative: I FLEW A BEECHCRAFT BARON (BE-55) INTO MEXICO (SAN FELIPE) ON JUN/SUN/95 I LOST MY ORIGINAL MEDICAL CERTIFICATE. WHEN I LANDED IN CALEXICO, CA, I GAVE UNITED STATES CUSTOMS A COPY OF MY MEDICAL CERTIFICATE WHICH I HAD IN MY FLT BAG. THE CUSTOMS PERSON SAID A COPY WAS NO GOOD. I EXPLAINED THAT I HAD JUST LOST MY MEDICAL CERTIFICATE AND SHE SAID VIOLATION AND CIVIL ADMINISTRATIVE PENALTY PER 19 CFR 122.27 (C) 19 CFR 122.161. CALLBACK CONVERSATION WITH RPTR REVEALED THE FOLLOWING: RPTR, A PVT PLT, WAS CARRYING A COPY OF THE MEDICAL CERTIFICATE. THE FINE FOR NOT HAVING THE 'ORIGINAL' MEDICAL CERTIFICATE WAS SET AT $10000.00. IT HAS SINCE BEEN REDUCED TO $100.00. (RPTR ARGUED BY LETTER REGARDING WORDING OF APPLICABLE FAR AND CUSTOMS GUIDE -- THE WORD 'ORIGINAL' IS MISSING).
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.