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|Locale Reference||airport : zzz.airport|
|Altitude||agl single value : 0|
|Operator||common carrier : air carrier|
|Make Model Name||Commercial Fixed Wing|
|Operating Under FAR Part||Part 121|
|Flight Phase||ground other : post flight|
|Affiliation||company : air carrier|
|Function||flight attendant : on duty|
|Anomaly||cabin event other|
|Independent Detector||other other : 1|
|Resolutory Action||none taken : anomaly accepted|
|Problem Areas||Flight Crew Human Performance|
What happened: going from ZZZ to ZZZ1 and then back on the all-nighter is not safe. As I sat in my jumpseat upon landing; I had a very hard time keeping my eyes open. After landing and disembarking the plane; I could not even remember if I disarmed my door. I went back to do a doublechk and it was disarmed. Thank goodness I did not have to drive when we landed. I probably would have fallen asleep at the wheel. I am glad there was not a medical emergency. I don't feel I would have been able to handle it at 100%. Why: due to fatigue. What action was taken: I wrote this report. What was the outcome: hopefully this type of trip will become illegal. It really is not safe. It would not be so bad; but the 2 hour situation while in ZZZ1 is the killer. Also if you are on reserve and cannot plan accordingly for this type of trip it is even more unsafe.
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: FLIGHT ATTENDANT REPORTS DEBILITATING FATIGUE EXPERIENCED DURING ALL NIGHT FLIGHT TO ZZZ1 AND RETURN TO ZZZ.
Narrative: WHAT HAPPENED: GOING FROM ZZZ TO ZZZ1 AND THEN BACK ON THE ALL-NIGHTER IS NOT SAFE. AS I SAT IN MY JUMPSEAT UPON LNDG; I HAD A VERY HARD TIME KEEPING MY EYES OPEN. AFTER LNDG AND DISEMBARKING THE PLANE; I COULD NOT EVEN REMEMBER IF I DISARMED MY DOOR. I WENT BACK TO DO A DOUBLECHK AND IT WAS DISARMED. THANK GOODNESS I DID NOT HAVE TO DRIVE WHEN WE LANDED. I PROBABLY WOULD HAVE FALLEN ASLEEP AT THE WHEEL. I AM GLAD THERE WAS NOT A MEDICAL EMER. I DON'T FEEL I WOULD HAVE BEEN ABLE TO HANDLE IT AT 100%. WHY: DUE TO FATIGUE. WHAT ACTION WAS TAKEN: I WROTE THIS RPT. WHAT WAS THE OUTCOME: HOPEFULLY THIS TYPE OF TRIP WILL BECOME ILLEGAL. IT REALLY IS NOT SAFE. IT WOULD NOT BE SO BAD; BUT THE 2 HR SIT WHILE IN ZZZ1 IS THE KILLER. ALSO IF YOU ARE ON RESERVE AND CANNOT PLAN ACCORDINGLY FOR THIS TYPE OF TRIP IT IS EVEN MORE UNSAFE.
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.