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|Local Time Of Day||0601 To 1200|
|Locale Reference||airport : grr.airport|
|Altitude||msl bound lower : 10000|
msl bound upper : 10800
|Operator||general aviation : personal|
|Make Model Name||King Air C90 E90|
|Flight Phase||climbout : intermediate altitude|
ground : preflight
|Function||flight crew : single pilot|
|Qualification||pilot : instrument|
pilot : multi engine
pilot : private
|Experience||flight time last 90 days : 70|
flight time total : 3400
flight time type : 65
|Anomaly||altitude deviation : overshoot|
non adherence : clearance
|Resolutory Action||controller : issued new clearance|
|Consequence||faa : reviewed incident with flight crew|
Flight Crew Human Performance
Passenger Human Performance
|Primary Problem||Flight Crew Human Performance|
|Air Traffic Incident||Pilot Deviation|
I departed grr with 6 passenger. 3 children were deaf and being taken to bwi for treatment. On climb out, I was distraction by the passenger and failed to notice altitude preselect was not engaged. Control contacted me as I reached 10800 ft. I was only cleared to 10000 ft. Controller then cleared me to FL210. There was no traffic conflict and I informed control of my mistake. There was no further talk about this and no mention of a violation. The trip was then completed.
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: A BE90 PLT IS DISTR BY A PAX AND EXCEEDS THE ASSIGNED ALT BY 800 FT.
Narrative: I DEPARTED GRR WITH 6 PAX. 3 CHILDREN WERE DEAF AND BEING TAKEN TO BWI FOR TREATMENT. ON CLBOUT, I WAS DISTR BY THE PAX AND FAILED TO NOTICE ALT PRESELECT WAS NOT ENGAGED. CTL CONTACTED ME AS I REACHED 10800 FT. I WAS ONLY CLRED TO 10000 FT. CTLR THEN CLRED ME TO FL210. THERE WAS NO TFC CONFLICT AND I INFORMED CTL OF MY MISTAKE. THERE WAS NO FURTHER TALK ABOUT THIS AND NO MENTION OF A VIOLATION. THE TRIP WAS THEN COMPLETED.
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.