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Aviation Safety Reporting System
|Local Time Of Day||1201 To 1800|
|Locale Reference||airport : mfe|
|Altitude||msl bound lower : 300|
msl bound upper : 2000
|Controlling Facilities||artcc : mmty|
tower : lax
|Operator||general aviation : personal|
|Make Model Name||Super King Air 200 HDC|
|Operating Under FAR Part||Part 91|
|Flight Phase||descent : approach|
|Function||flight crew : single pilot|
|Qualification||pilot : atp|
pilot : cfi
|Experience||flight time last 90 days : 95|
flight time total : 14000
flight time type : 600
|Function||other personnel 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||Pilot Deviation|
Crossed us/mexico border without us flight plan. On tuesday, flew into reynosa (mmrx) from houston under IFR flight plan with advise customs in remarks. On return trip on friday, filed IFR from victoria, mexico, to reynosa (wanted IFR to mcallen, tx, but denied by mexico). Filed VFR flight plan in mexico with advise customs in remarks. The us does not recognize mexican VFR flight plan as notification. Got warning from customs. Callback conversation with reporter revealed the following information: the reporter flies a king air 200. He admits that, if he had filed an IFR or DVFR flight plan to mfe from mmex there would have been no problem. Us customs in mfe gave him an official letter of warning which will remain on file for a certain period of time. It will then be lifted if he has no further customs problems. He has heard nothing from the FAA on this.
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: AN SMT PLT FAILED TO FILE AN IFR OR DVFR FLT PLAN PRIOR TO HIS US MEXICO BORDER XING.
Narrative: CROSSED US/MEXICO BORDER WITHOUT US FLT PLAN. ON TUESDAY, FLEW INTO REYNOSA (MMRX) FROM HOUSTON UNDER IFR FLT PLAN WITH ADVISE CUSTOMS IN REMARKS. ON RETURN TRIP ON FRIDAY, FILED IFR FROM VICTORIA, MEXICO, TO REYNOSA (WANTED IFR TO MCALLEN, TX, BUT DENIED BY MEXICO). FILED VFR FLT PLAN IN MEXICO WITH ADVISE CUSTOMS IN REMARKS. THE US DOES NOT RECOGNIZE MEXICAN VFR FLT PLAN AS NOTIFICATION. GOT WARNING FROM CUSTOMS. CALLBACK CONVERSATION WITH RPTR REVEALED THE FOLLOWING INFO: THE RPTR FLIES A KING AIR 200. HE ADMITS THAT, IF HE HAD FILED AN IFR OR DVFR FLT PLAN TO MFE FROM MMEX THERE WOULD HAVE BEEN NO PROB. US CUSTOMS IN MFE GAVE HIM AN OFFICIAL LETTER OF WARNING WHICH WILL REMAIN ON FILE FOR A CERTAIN PERIOD OF TIME. IT WILL THEN BE LIFTED IF HE HAS NO FURTHER CUSTOMS PROBS. HE HAS HEARD NOTHING FROM THE FAA ON THIS.
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.