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Aviation Safety Reporting System
|Local Time Of Day||0601 To 1200|
|Locale Reference||navaid : aml.vortac|
|Altitude||msl bound lower : 5400|
msl bound upper : 6000
|Operator||common carrier : air carrier|
|Make Model Name||Jetstream 41|
|Flight Phase||descent : intermediate altitude|
descent : approach
ground : preflight
|Affiliation||company : air carrier|
|Function||flight crew : captain|
oversight : pic
|Qualification||pilot : atp|
|Experience||flight time last 90 days : 195|
flight time total : 3400
flight time type : 1000
|Anomaly||aircraft equipment problem : less severe|
altitude deviation : overshoot
non adherence : clearance
non adherence : published procedure
non adherence : company policies
non adherence : far
Flight Crew Human Performance
|Primary Problem||Flight Crew Human Performance|
|Air Traffic Incident||Pilot Deviation|
We descended through our assigned altitude of 6000 ft while en route to iad. We noticed the deviation after having reached about 5400 MSL and returned to assigned altitude. Factors contributing: we are usually at 5000 ft at this point on the way to iad. Controller had made several changes to altitude assignment. I was busy preparing for approach, completing descent/approach checks, etc and was not monitoring first officer's flying as closely as I should. Autoplt was deferred, increasing cockpit workload.
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: JS-41 CREW HAD AN ALT OVERSHOOT IN ZDC CLASS E.
Narrative: WE DSNDED THROUGH OUR ASSIGNED ALT OF 6000 FT WHILE ENRTE TO IAD. WE NOTICED THE DEV AFTER HAVING REACHED ABOUT 5400 MSL AND RETURNED TO ASSIGNED ALT. FACTORS CONTRIBUTING: WE ARE USUALLY AT 5000 FT AT THIS POINT ON THE WAY TO IAD. CTLR HAD MADE SEVERAL CHANGES TO ALT ASSIGNMENT. I WAS BUSY PREPARING FOR APCH, COMPLETING DSCNT/APCH CHKS, ETC AND WAS NOT MONITORING FO'S FLYING AS CLOSELY AS I SHOULD. AUTOPLT WAS DEFERRED, INCREASING COCKPIT WORKLOAD.
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.