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|Local Time Of Day||0601 To 1200|
|Locale Reference||airport : crg|
|Altitude||msl bound lower : 2000|
msl bound upper : 2000
|Controlling Facilities||tower : dfw|
|Operator||general aviation : personal|
|Make Model Name||Any Unknown or Unlisted Aircraft Manufacturer|
|Operating Under FAR Part||Part 91|
|Function||flight crew : single pilot|
|Qualification||pilot : instrument|
pilot : commercial
pilot : cfi
|Experience||flight time last 90 days : 100|
flight time total : 6300
flight time type : 700
|Affiliation||government : faa|
|Function||controller : approach|
|Anomaly||non adherence : far|
other anomaly other
other spatial deviation
|Independent Detector||aircraft equipment other aircraft equipment : unspecified|
other flight crewa
|Air Traffic Incident||Pilot Deviation|
Flight departed sgj after a 3 hour wait for VFR minimums at crg. FSS reported crg at 700 ft and 2 mi visibility. WX at sgj was VFR. As I approached crg I tried to get an SVFR into the class D. I was denied by tower and told to call approach for an IFR into crg. During vectoring and subsequent turns for radar identify (my transponder happened to be inoperative) I inadvertently penetrated the class D prior to clearance. I was then vectored for the ILS runway 34 and flew through the final approach course as my navigation never picked up the localizer. After being vectored for a second ILS, I was able to pick up the localizer for a successful localizer approach. In the future I will allot more distance for an IFR clearance, particularly if the WX is low.
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: PLT OF AN SEL SMA INADVERTENTLY PENETRATED CLASS D AIRSPACE PRIOR TO OBTAINING APCH CLRNC. RPTR SUBSEQUENTLY OVERSHOT FINAL LOC COURSE AND WAS VECTORED FOR ANOTHER APCH WHICH WAS SUCCESSFUL.
Narrative: FLT DEPARTED SGJ AFTER A 3 HR WAIT FOR VFR MINIMUMS AT CRG. FSS RPTED CRG AT 700 FT AND 2 MI VISIBILITY. WX AT SGJ WAS VFR. AS I APCHED CRG I TRIED TO GET AN SVFR INTO THE CLASS D. I WAS DENIED BY TWR AND TOLD TO CALL APCH FOR AN IFR INTO CRG. DURING VECTORING AND SUBSEQUENT TURNS FOR RADAR IDENT (MY XPONDER HAPPENED TO BE INOP) I INADVERTENTLY PENETRATED THE CLASS D PRIOR TO CLRNC. I WAS THEN VECTORED FOR THE ILS RWY 34 AND FLEW THROUGH THE FINAL APCH COURSE AS MY NAV NEVER PICKED UP THE LOC. AFTER BEING VECTORED FOR A SECOND ILS, I WAS ABLE TO PICK UP THE LOC FOR A SUCCESSFUL LOC APCH. IN THE FUTURE I WILL ALLOT MORE DISTANCE FOR AN IFR CLRNC, PARTICULARLY IF THE WX IS LOW.
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.