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|Local Time Of Day||1201 To 1800|
|Locale Reference||navaid : ccc.vor|
|Altitude||msl bound lower : 12600|
msl bound upper : 13000
|Controlling Facilities||tower : teb.tower|
|Operator||common carrier : air carrier|
|Make Model Name||B767-300 and 300 ER|
|Flight Phase||descent : approach|
|Route In Use||arrival star : n/s|
|Affiliation||company : air carrier|
|Function||flight crew : first officer|
|Qualification||pilot : atp|
|Experience||flight time last 90 days : 130|
flight time total : 7000
flight time type : 2000
|Anomaly||altitude deviation : overshoot|
non adherence : clearance
non adherence : published procedure
other anomaly other
|Resolutory Action||flight crew : returned to assigned altitude|
|Problem Areas||Flight Crew Human Performance|
ATC Human Performance
|Primary Problem||ATC Human Performance|
We were cleared to cross calverton VOR on an arrival at 12000 ft. Passing through 14000 ft, power at idle with full spoilers deployed (approximately rate of descent 4000 FPM). Approach redirected leveloff at 13000 ft. After realizing what he was requesting and reconfiguring aircraft, we arrested descent at approximately 12600 ft. A subsequent climb back to 13000 ft was completed. Late request by controller to level off at a higher altitude combined with the reconfiguring caused a momentary altitude deviation.
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: AN UNTIMELY REVISED ALT CLRNC DURING DSCNT RESULTS IN AN ALT OVERSHOOT.
Narrative: WE WERE CLRED TO CROSS CALVERTON VOR ON AN ARR AT 12000 FT. PASSING THROUGH 14000 FT, PWR AT IDLE WITH FULL SPOILERS DEPLOYED (APPROX RATE OF DSCNT 4000 FPM). APCH REDIRECTED LEVELOFF AT 13000 FT. AFTER REALIZING WHAT HE WAS REQUESTING AND RECONFIGURING ACFT, WE ARRESTED DSCNT AT APPROX 12600 FT. A SUBSEQUENT CLB BACK TO 13000 FT WAS COMPLETED. LATE REQUEST BY CTLR TO LEVEL OFF AT A HIGHER ALT COMBINED WITH THE RECONFIGURING CAUSED A MOMENTARY ALTDEV.
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.