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|Local Time Of Day||1801 To 2400|
|Locale Reference||airport : zzz|
|Altitude||agl bound lower : 1800|
agl bound upper : 1800
|Controlling Facilities||tracon : zzz|
|Operator||common carrier : air taxi|
|Make Model Name||Helicopter|
|Flight Phase||climbout : intermediate altitude|
|Route In Use||enroute : direct|
|Affiliation||company : air taxi|
|Function||flight crew : single pilot|
|Qualification||pilot : cfi|
pilot : atp
|Experience||flight time last 90 days : 50|
flight time total : 3500
flight time type : 200
|Affiliation||government : faa|
|Function||controller : approach|
|Qualification||controller : radar|
|Anomaly||non adherence : far|
other anomaly other
|Independent Detector||other flight crewa|
|Resolutory Action||flight crew : exited penetrated airspace|
|Primary Problem||Flight Crew Human Performance|
|Air Traffic Incident||Pilot Deviation|
Hospital is 13 mi from airport. I responded to an automatic accident and established contact with approach. Upon arrival of the accident scene I terminated radar service with approach. The scene was on the edge of the class C airspace outer ring. I departed the scene which was located in hilly terrain. I was focused on climbing out and talking with the police/fire and my dispatch office to open my company flight plan. I accidentally climbed into class C airspace with no radio contact. I immediately contacted approach and returned to hospital. Approach did not indicate there was a problem.
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: AIR AMBULANCE HELI PLT DEPARTING ACCIDENT SCENE CLBS INTO CLASS C AIRSPACE WITHOUT CLRNC. HE IMMEDIATELY CONTACTS APCH AND EXITS THE AIRSPACE.
Narrative: HOSPITAL IS 13 MI FROM ARPT. I RESPONDED TO AN AUTO ACCIDENT AND ESTABLISHED CONTACT WITH APCH. UPON ARR OF THE ACCIDENT SCENE I TERMINATED RADAR SVC WITH APCH. THE SCENE WAS ON THE EDGE OF THE CLASS C AIRSPACE OUTER RING. I DEPARTED THE SCENE WHICH WAS LOCATED IN HILLY TERRAIN. I WAS FOCUSED ON CLBING OUT AND TALKING WITH THE POLICE/FIRE AND MY DISPATCH OFFICE TO OPEN MY COMPANY FLT PLAN. I ACCIDENTALLY CLBED INTO CLASS C AIRSPACE WITH NO RADIO CONTACT. I IMMEDIATELY CONTACTED APCH AND RETURNED TO HOSPITAL. APCH DID NOT INDICATE THERE WAS A PROB.
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.