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|Local Time Of Day||1201 To 1800|
|Locale Reference||airport : skbo.airport|
|Altitude||agl single value : 0|
|Operator||common carrier : air carrier|
|Make Model Name||B757 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|
|Experience||flight time last 90 days : 100|
flight time total : 12900
flight time type : 900
|Affiliation||company : air carrier|
|Function||flight crew : first officer|
|Anomaly||non adherence : company policies|
non adherence : published procedure
non adherence : far
|Independent Detector||other flight crewa|
other flight crewb
|Problem Areas||Flight Crew Human Performance|
Extreme tension in cockpit by line check airman (medical suspended, psychological issues) during some type of 'check.' personality disorder fluctuated from calm/nominal to aggressive/confrontational/combative/threatening over minor issues. Explosive confrontations during tense operations: south america -- terrain, communication, navigation, WX. I had to refuse flight based on tension and conflict over a perpetual 'check' with no knowledge from company management or FAA. Rogue operation similar to hostile fraternity hazing. Extreme prejudice. Notified first officer prior to flight that check airman was seeking to replace me. Personal witch hunt precipitated by my safety concern of stand up 13.5 hour overnights in south america. Personal vendetta to prove power, but without current medical (psychological suspension). Check airman has history of conflict, abuse, and confrontation. No duty limits adhered to, because not current medical. Fatigue probably contributing, but not proximate. No conduit for successful CRM or constructive critique. Explosive blow-up during quick turn, jeopardizing safety and compounding tense operating atmosphere. Admitted that if I was anybody else, it wouldn't have deteriorated. Had to prove a power point. I had to refuse the next flight for safety reasons after he assigned himself at last min.
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: B757-200 CAPT WAS SCHEDULED TO HAVE A LINE CHK, WITH A LINE CHK AIRMAN THAT HAD HIS MEDICAL SUSPENDED FOR PSYCHOLOGICAL REASONS. LINE CHK AIRMAN EXHIBITED AGGRESSIVE, CONFRONTATIONAL, COMBATIVE, THREATENING BEHAVIOR OVER MINOR ISSUES. THE CAPT WAS FLYING FOR A FOREIGN SOUTH AMERICAN ACR.
Narrative: EXTREME TENSION IN COCKPIT BY LINE CHK AIRMAN (MEDICAL SUSPENDED, PSYCHOLOGICAL ISSUES) DURING SOME TYPE OF 'CHK.' PERSONALITY DISORDER FLUCTUATED FROM CALM/NOMINAL TO AGGRESSIVE/CONFRONTATIONAL/COMBATIVE/THREATENING OVER MINOR ISSUES. EXPLOSIVE CONFRONTATIONS DURING TENSE OPS: SOUTH AMERICA -- TERRAIN, COM, NAV, WX. I HAD TO REFUSE FLT BASED ON TENSION AND CONFLICT OVER A PERPETUAL 'CHK' WITH NO KNOWLEDGE FROM COMPANY MGMNT OR FAA. ROGUE OP SIMILAR TO HOSTILE FRATERNITY HAZING. EXTREME PREJUDICE. NOTIFIED FO PRIOR TO FLT THAT CHK AIRMAN WAS SEEKING TO REPLACE ME. PERSONAL WITCH HUNT PRECIPITATED BY MY SAFETY CONCERN OF STAND UP 13.5 HR OVERNIGHTS IN SOUTH AMERICA. PERSONAL VENDETTA TO PROVE PWR, BUT WITHOUT CURRENT MEDICAL (PSYCHOLOGICAL SUSPENSION). CHK AIRMAN HAS HISTORY OF CONFLICT, ABUSE, AND CONFRONTATION. NO DUTY LIMITS ADHERED TO, BECAUSE NOT CURRENT MEDICAL. FATIGUE PROBABLY CONTRIBUTING, BUT NOT PROXIMATE. NO CONDUIT FOR SUCCESSFUL CRM OR CONSTRUCTIVE CRITIQUE. EXPLOSIVE BLOW-UP DURING QUICK TURN, JEOPARDIZING SAFETY AND COMPOUNDING TENSE OPERATING ATMOSPHERE. ADMITTED THAT IF I WAS ANYBODY ELSE, IT WOULDN'T HAVE DETERIORATED. HAD TO PROVE A PWR POINT. I HAD TO REFUSE THE NEXT FLT FOR SAFETY REASONS AFTER HE ASSIGNED HIMSELF AT LAST MIN.
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.