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|Local Time Of Day||1201 To 1800|
|Locale Reference||airport : anc.airport|
|Altitude||agl single value : 0|
|Operator||common carrier : air carrier|
|Make Model Name||Widebody, Low Wing, 3 Turbojet Eng|
|Operating Under FAR Part||Part 121|
|Flight Phase||ground : preflight|
|Affiliation||company : air carrier|
|Function||flight crew : first officer|
|Qualification||pilot : cfi|
pilot : multi engine
pilot : flight engineer
pilot : atp
|Experience||flight time last 90 days : 150|
flight time total : 7500
flight time type : 1000
|Affiliation||company : air carrier|
|Function||flight crew : captain|
oversight : pic
|Qualification||pilot : atp|
|Anomaly||non adherence : far|
non adherence : company policies
|Independent Detector||other other : 4|
|Resolutory Action||none taken : detected after the fact|
|Problem Areas||Flight Crew Human Performance|
On sep/xa/99, I was performing my duty as first officer on a cargo flight departing anc, ak, to nrt, japan. This was a regular flight for me as I hold a line for the month of sep/99. Upon arrival at the flight operations office, I noticed the captain (who is also based in anchorage) as well as the so. The so was not based out of anchorage, but due to so coverage problems, the company had dispatched him from los angeles (his domicile) to anchorage. I did not think anything of it as I had flown with this particular so in similar circumstances before. When the captain realized that I had flown with him before it seemed as everything was in order. We flew to tokyo, which was an uneventful flight. The next day, approximately 5 hours before our return flight, the company crew desk called to tell us that we had to deadhead back to anchorage. The reason was the fact that the company just realized that the so was not qualified to fly on the cargo airplane. I had no knowledge nor could I have had any access to the so's qualification record on the company computer. I deeply regret this incident which made us fly from anc to nrt without a properly qualified so. To this day I still don't know what qualification problem arose.
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: A FO RPT OF HAVING FLOWN A FLT FROM ANC TO NRT WITH A SO THAT WAS NOT QUALIFIED ON THAT FREIGHTER ACFT. ANC, AK.
Narrative: ON SEP/XA/99, I WAS PERFORMING MY DUTY AS FO ON A CARGO FLT DEPARTING ANC, AK, TO NRT, JAPAN. THIS WAS A REGULAR FLT FOR ME AS I HOLD A LINE FOR THE MONTH OF SEP/99. UPON ARR AT THE FLT OPS OFFICE, I NOTICED THE CAPT (WHO IS ALSO BASED IN ANCHORAGE) AS WELL AS THE SO. THE SO WAS NOT BASED OUT OF ANCHORAGE, BUT DUE TO SO COVERAGE PROBS, THE COMPANY HAD DISPATCHED HIM FROM LOS ANGELES (HIS DOMICILE) TO ANCHORAGE. I DID NOT THINK ANYTHING OF IT AS I HAD FLOWN WITH THIS PARTICULAR SO IN SIMILAR CIRCUMSTANCES BEFORE. WHEN THE CAPT REALIZED THAT I HAD FLOWN WITH HIM BEFORE IT SEEMED AS EVERYTHING WAS IN ORDER. WE FLEW TO TOKYO, WHICH WAS AN UNEVENTFUL FLT. THE NEXT DAY, APPROX 5 HRS BEFORE OUR RETURN FLT, THE COMPANY CREW DESK CALLED TO TELL US THAT WE HAD TO DEADHEAD BACK TO ANCHORAGE. THE REASON WAS THE FACT THAT THE COMPANY JUST REALIZED THAT THE SO WAS NOT QUALIFIED TO FLY ON THE CARGO AIRPLANE. I HAD NO KNOWLEDGE NOR COULD I HAVE HAD ANY ACCESS TO THE SO'S QUALIFICATION RECORD ON THE COMPANY COMPUTER. I DEEPLY REGRET THIS INCIDENT WHICH MADE US FLY FROM ANC TO NRT WITHOUT A PROPERLY QUALIFIED SO. TO THIS DAY I STILL DON'T KNOW WHAT QUALIFICATION PROB AROSE.
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.