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|Local Time Of Day||0601 To 1200|
|Locale Reference||airport : ege.airport|
|Altitude||msl single value : 12500|
|Controlling Facilities||tower : ege.tower|
|Operator||general aviation : personal|
|Make Model Name||Any Unknown or Unlisted Aircraft Manufacturer|
|Operating Under FAR Part||Part 91|
|Navigation In Use||other|
|Flight Phase||descent : approach|
|Route In Use||approach : visual|
|Function||flight crew : captain|
oversight : pic
|Function||flight crew : first officer|
|Anomaly||altitude deviation : excursion from assigned altitude|
non adherence : published procedure
other anomaly other
|Independent Detector||other flight crewa|
other flight crewb
|Resolutory Action||flight crew : became reoriented|
none taken : detected after the fact
Flight Crew Human Performance
|Primary Problem||Flight Crew Human Performance|
RNAV GPS D into ege. PNF was familiar with approach; PF was not. Planned approach (lda) was changed at the last minute to the GPS. PNF mistakenly briefed a descent to 12000 ft after rlg VOR (should have stayed at 14000 ft). A double-check was made and was determined that the aircraft should have remained at 14000 ft until kimbl. We were now descending out of 12600 ft. We had the airport in sight; so we called it; were cleared for the visual; climbed to 13000 ft and continued without incident. WX was cavu.
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: FLT CREW DESCENDS BELOW PUBLISHED MIN ALT DURING APCH TO EGE.
Narrative: RNAV GPS D INTO EGE. PNF WAS FAMILIAR WITH APCH; PF WAS NOT. PLANNED APCH (LDA) WAS CHANGED AT THE LAST MINUTE TO THE GPS. PNF MISTAKENLY BRIEFED A DSCNT TO 12000 FT AFTER RLG VOR (SHOULD HAVE STAYED AT 14000 FT). A DOUBLE-CHK WAS MADE AND WAS DETERMINED THAT THE ACFT SHOULD HAVE REMAINED AT 14000 FT UNTIL KIMBL. WE WERE NOW DSNDING OUT OF 12600 FT. WE HAD THE ARPT IN SIGHT; SO WE CALLED IT; WERE CLRED FOR THE VISUAL; CLBED TO 13000 FT AND CONTINUED WITHOUT INCIDENT. WX WAS CAVU.
Data retrieved from NASA's ASRS site as of January 2009 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.