|37000 Feet||Browse and search NASA's
Aviation Safety Reporting System
|Local Time Of Day||0601 To 1200|
|Locale Reference||airport : okc.airport|
|Altitude||agl single value : 1000|
|Operator||general aviation : personal|
|Make Model Name||Any Unknown or Unlisted Aircraft Manufacturer|
|Operating Under FAR Part||Part 91|
|Flight Phase||descent : vacating altitude|
|Function||flight crew : single pilot|
|Qualification||pilot : commercial|
|Experience||flight time last 90 days : 40|
flight time total : 760
flight time type : 700
|Function||observation : passenger|
|Anomaly||altitude deviation : overshoot|
non adherence : published procedure
non adherence : far
|Independent Detector||other flight crewa|
|Resolutory Action||flight crew : took precautionary avoidance action|
flight crew : returned to intended or assigned course
flight crew : became reoriented
|Problem Areas||Flight Crew Human Performance|
|Primary Problem||Flight Crew Human Performance|
|Air Traffic Incident||Pilot Deviation|
After takeoff and climb to altitude and flight for 30 mins, a descent was started and I intended to stop it at 500 ft AGL. While descending, a passenger became very nervous. I began to talk to the passenger to comfort her. My descent was stopped at around 300 ft AGL and I immediately climbed back to 500-600 ft AGL to overfly a road/church/few houses. There were very few cars on the road as we overflew it and no people in the church parking lot.
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: GA PLT, MAKING A LOW LEVEL PASS WITH PAX, OVERSHOT 500 FT POINT, OVERFLYING CARS AND RESIDENCES AT 300 FT.
Narrative: AFTER TKOF AND CLB TO ALT AND FLT FOR 30 MINS, A DSCNT WAS STARTED AND I INTENDED TO STOP IT AT 500 FT AGL. WHILE DSNDING, A PAX BECAME VERY NERVOUS. I BEGAN TO TALK TO THE PAX TO COMFORT HER. MY DSCNT WAS STOPPED AT AROUND 300 FT AGL AND I IMMEDIATELY CLBED BACK TO 500-600 FT AGL TO OVERFLY A ROAD/CHURCH/FEW HOUSES. THERE WERE VERY FEW CARS ON THE ROAD AS WE OVERFLEW IT AND NO PEOPLE IN THE CHURCH PARKING LOT.
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.