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|Locale Reference||atc facility : tup|
|Altitude||msl bound lower : 6000|
msl bound upper : 7000
|Controlling Facilities||artcc : zme|
tower : dfw
|Operator||general aviation : corporate|
|Make Model Name||Merlin III|
|Operating Under FAR Part||Part 91|
|Flight Phase||descent other|
|Function||flight crew : captain|
oversight : pic
|Qualification||pilot : atp|
|Experience||flight time last 90 days : 75|
flight time total : 11230
flight time type : 1100
|Function||flight crew : first officer|
|Qualification||pilot : commercial|
pilot : instrument
|Anomaly||altitude deviation : crossing restriction not met|
non adherence : far
non adherence : clearance
|Independent Detector||other controllera|
|Resolutory Action||controller : issued new clearance|
|Primary Problem||Flight Crew Human Performance|
|Air Traffic Incident||Pilot Deviation|
I was about 90 NM from starkville, ms, when I was cleared to descend at pilot discretion to 6000 ft and cross 60 mi north of starkville, ms, at 6000 ft MSL. The copilot was talking to ZME and I misunderstood the direction and crossing restr. I thought we were to cross at 30 mi north of starkville at 6000 ft. At 62 DME ZME called and asked if we were going to be able to meet the restr. I told the controller I thought the restr was at 30 NM at 6000 ft MSL. The controller said we were to cross 60 NM at 6000 ft. The controller then told me to turn a heading of 310 degrees and contact columbus approach control.
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: MERLIN III FLC CPR ACFT MISHEARS THE CLRNC TO DSND AND CROSS AT 60 MI FROM THE FIX. BELIEVING IT TO BE 30 NM FROM THE FIX THEY MISS THE XING RESTR.
Narrative: I WAS ABOUT 90 NM FROM STARKVILLE, MS, WHEN I WAS CLRED TO DSND AT PLT DISCRETION TO 6000 FT AND CROSS 60 MI N OF STARKVILLE, MS, AT 6000 FT MSL. THE COPLT WAS TALKING TO ZME AND I MISUNDERSTOOD THE DIRECTION AND XING RESTR. I THOUGHT WE WERE TO CROSS AT 30 MI N OF STARKVILLE AT 6000 FT. AT 62 DME ZME CALLED AND ASKED IF WE WERE GOING TO BE ABLE TO MEET THE RESTR. I TOLD THE CTLR I THOUGHT THE RESTR WAS AT 30 NM AT 6000 FT MSL. THE CTLR SAID WE WERE TO CROSS 60 NM AT 6000 FT. THE CTLR THEN TOLD ME TO TURN A HDG OF 310 DEGS AND CONTACT COLUMBUS APCH CTL.
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.