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|Locale Reference||airport : lax.airport|
|Altitude||agl single value : 0|
|Operator||common carrier : air carrier|
|Make Model Name||Saab-Scania Undifferentiated or Other Model|
|Operating Under FAR Part||Part 121|
|Flight Phase||ground : parked|
|Affiliation||company : air carrier|
|Function||flight crew : captain|
oversight : pic
|Qualification||pilot : atp|
|Affiliation||company : air carrier|
|Function||other personnel other|
|Anomaly||non adherence : company policies|
non adherence : far
|Independent Detector||other other : 3|
|Resolutory Action||none taken : detected after the fact|
Flight Crew Human Performance
In adequate rest period. On sep/sat, I went into a reduced period of 8 hours. The next day, I flew 6 hours and 3 mins before being released into rest at XK55. In the preceding 24 hour period before my rest period began, I had flown a total of 8 hours 39 mins. According to far 121.471, since I had a reduced rest period of 8 hours on sep/sat, and I had flown a total of 8 hours 39 mins in the preceding 24 hours before my rest period began at XK55 on sep sun, I should have been given an 11 hour rest period. Instead, I was given 10 hours of rest and assigned the standby ready reserve shift on sep/mon from XA00-XH00. I signed in on sep/mon at XA00. At XC21 I received a call from crew scheduling informing me that I was being released to rest. The only reasons I recall being given were that I had had a reduced rest layover the night before on sep/sat and that a warning flag had come up on their computer. I reviewed this matter with my domicile chief pilot at approximately XA30 on sep/tue. Upon reviewing the pertinent regulations, we both determined that I had been in violation. I emphasize once again that when crew scheduling called me to release me to rest on the morning of sep/mon, no mention was made of being in possible violation of any FARS.
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: AN ACR PLT IS ASSIGNED TO DUTY IN NON COMPLIANCE WITH FAR PART 121 PT 471 RELATING TO REST PERIODS UNTIL THE ERROR WAS DISCOVERED BY THE CARRIER'S CREW TRACKING COMPUTER.
Narrative: IN ADEQUATE REST PERIOD. ON SEP/SAT, I WENT INTO A REDUCED PERIOD OF 8 HRS. THE NEXT DAY, I FLEW 6 HRS AND 3 MINS BEFORE BEING RELEASED INTO REST AT XK55. IN THE PRECEDING 24 HR PERIOD BEFORE MY REST PERIOD BEGAN, I HAD FLOWN A TOTAL OF 8 HRS 39 MINS. ACCORDING TO FAR 121.471, SINCE I HAD A REDUCED REST PERIOD OF 8 HRS ON SEP/SAT, AND I HAD FLOWN A TOTAL OF 8 HRS 39 MINS IN THE PRECEDING 24 HRS BEFORE MY REST PERIOD BEGAN AT XK55 ON SEP SUN, I SHOULD HAVE BEEN GIVEN AN 11 HR REST PERIOD. INSTEAD, I WAS GIVEN 10 HRS OF REST AND ASSIGNED THE STANDBY READY RESERVE SHIFT ON SEP/MON FROM XA00-XH00. I SIGNED IN ON SEP/MON AT XA00. AT XC21 I RECEIVED A CALL FROM CREW SCHEDULING INFORMING ME THAT I WAS BEING RELEASED TO REST. THE ONLY REASONS I RECALL BEING GIVEN WERE THAT I HAD HAD A REDUCED REST LAYOVER THE NIGHT BEFORE ON SEP/SAT AND THAT A WARNING FLAG HAD COME UP ON THEIR COMPUTER. I REVIEWED THIS MATTER WITH MY DOMICILE CHIEF PLT AT APPROX XA30 ON SEP/TUE. UPON REVIEWING THE PERTINENT REGS, WE BOTH DETERMINED THAT I HAD BEEN IN VIOLATION. I EMPHASIZE ONCE AGAIN THAT WHEN CREW SCHEDULING CALLED ME TO RELEASE ME TO REST ON THE MORNING OF SEP/MON, NO MENTION WAS MADE OF BEING IN POSSIBLE VIOLATION OF ANY FARS.
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.