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|Local Time Of Day||0601 To 1200|
|Locale Reference||airport : oma.airport|
|Altitude||msl single value : 2800|
|Operator||general aviation : personal|
|Make Model Name||Skylane 182/RG Turbo Skylane/RG|
|Flight Phase||descent : approach|
|Route In Use||arrival : on vectors|
|Function||flight crew : single pilot|
oversight : pic
|Qualification||pilot : instrument|
pilot : private
|Experience||flight time last 90 days : 10|
flight time total : 1060
flight time type : 890
|Anomaly||altitude deviation : excursion from assigned altitude|
inflight encounter : weather
inflight encounter other
non adherence : published procedure
non adherence : clearance
non adherence : far
|Resolutory Action||flight crew : returned to assigned altitude|
Flight Crew Human Performance
|Primary Problem||Flight Crew Human Performance|
|Air Traffic Incident||Pilot Deviation|
During an approach to landing at oma, I was in contact with approach control being vectored for a visual approach to runway 32L. My last clearance was heading of 030 degrees, 3000 ft. While looking for the airport, I inadvertently descended to about 2800 ft. My lack of concentration while flying, because of my preoccupation with locating the airport caused me to descend below my cleared altitude. The factors that caused me to lose flying concentration were the hazy atmosphere and both offutt (off) and milland (mle) airports I was passing by. I should have maintained better control of my airplane and not been distraction. Aviate then communication.
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: C182 PLT HAD AN ALTDEV IN OMA CLASS C AIRSPACE.
Narrative: DURING AN APCH TO LNDG AT OMA, I WAS IN CONTACT WITH APCH CTL BEING VECTORED FOR A VISUAL APCH TO RWY 32L. MY LAST CLRNC WAS HDG OF 030 DEGS, 3000 FT. WHILE LOOKING FOR THE ARPT, I INADVERTENTLY DSNDED TO ABOUT 2800 FT. MY LACK OF CONCENTRATION WHILE FLYING, BECAUSE OF MY PREOCCUPATION WITH LOCATING THE ARPT CAUSED ME TO DSND BELOW MY CLRED ALT. THE FACTORS THAT CAUSED ME TO LOSE FLYING CONCENTRATION WERE THE HAZY ATMOSPHERE AND BOTH OFFUTT (OFF) AND MILLAND (MLE) ARPTS I WAS PASSING BY. I SHOULD HAVE MAINTAINED BETTER CTL OF MY AIRPLANE AND NOT BEEN DISTR. AVIATE THEN COM.
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.