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|Local Time Of Day||1801 To 2400|
|Locale Reference||airport : dca|
|Altitude||msl bound lower : 5000|
msl bound upper : 5000
|Controlling Facilities||tracon : dca|
|Operator||general aviation : corporate|
|Make Model Name||Challenger CL601|
|Operating Under FAR Part||Part 91|
|Navigation In Use||Other |
|Flight Phase||climbout : intermediate altitude|
|Function||flight crew : first officer|
|Qualification||pilot : atp|
|Experience||flight time last 90 days : 90|
flight time total : 8000
flight time type : 2000
|Function||flight crew : captain|
oversight : pic
|Qualification||pilot : atp|
|Anomaly||non adherence : clearance|
non adherence : far
other anomaly other
other spatial deviation
|Independent Detector||other flight crewa|
|Resolutory Action||flight crew : returned to intended course or assigned course|
|Primary Problem||Flight Crew Human Performance|
|Air Traffic Incident||Pilot Deviation|
On a flight from dca to hpn on takeoff we were cleared to intercept the dca 328 degree radial off of runway 36. Immediately after takeoff we turned to about a 325 degree heading. There were reports of windshear, and there was a report of a small microburst north of the field. With this in mind we climbed at rather higher angle of climb than usual. The winds were very strong after lift-off blowing us east of course. We corrected more to the west about 20 degrees and finally intercepted the 328 degree radial. We basically remained over the potomac river, but we may have intruded into the prohibited area north of the field. I feel being somewhat preoccupied with the threat of windshear coupled with the turbulence, distracted us. Nothing was mentioned by ATC.
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: POSSIBLE INTRUSION INTO PROHIBITED AREA AFTER TKOF AND CLB FROM DCA. STRONG WINDS, MICROBURST AND WINDSHEAR RPTS CONTRIBUTED TO THE TRACK DEV.
Narrative: ON A FLT FROM DCA TO HPN ON TKOF WE WERE CLRED TO INTERCEPT THE DCA 328 DEG RADIAL OFF OF RWY 36. IMMEDIATELY AFTER TKOF WE TURNED TO ABOUT A 325 DEG HDG. THERE WERE RPTS OF WINDSHEAR, AND THERE WAS A RPT OF A SMALL MICROBURST N OF THE FIELD. WITH THIS IN MIND WE CLBED AT RATHER HIGHER ANGLE OF CLB THAN USUAL. THE WINDS WERE VERY STRONG AFTER LIFT-OFF BLOWING US E OF COURSE. WE CORRECTED MORE TO THE W ABOUT 20 DEGS AND FINALLY INTERCEPTED THE 328 DEG RADIAL. WE BASICALLY REMAINED OVER THE POTOMAC RIVER, BUT WE MAY HAVE INTRUDED INTO THE PROHIBITED AREA N OF THE FIELD. I FEEL BEING SOMEWHAT PREOCCUPIED WITH THE THREAT OF WINDSHEAR COUPLED WITH THE TURB, DISTRACTED US. NOTHING WAS MENTIONED BY ATC.
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.