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|Local Time Of Day||1201 To 1800|
|Locale Reference||airport : zzz.airport|
|Altitude||agl single value : 0|
|Operator||common carrier : air carrier|
|Make Model Name||Medium Large Transport|
2 Turbojet Eng
|Operating Under FAR Part||Part 121|
|Flight Phase||ground : taxi|
|Affiliation||company : air carrier|
|Function||flight crew : captain|
oversight : pic
|Anomaly||other anomaly other|
|Independent Detector||other flight crewa|
|Resolutory Action||none taken : anomaly accepted|
Flight Crew Human Performance
Prior to this flight I had awakened at XA00 am on my body clock. Flew a trip from ewr to ZZZ; changed planes flew ZZZ to ZZZ1. By the last flight ZZZ1-ZZZ; I noticed numerous minor mistakes; ie; setting 260 on airspeed instead of 280. Forgetting seat belt signs. Missed call signs. On taxi in we were cleared left to 'an' and my copilot (who was also ZZZ based and flew all the same previous legs) told me to turn into the ramp at 'bn.' I started turn before realizing my mistake. Truthfully I had my mind on something else and was not paying attention. I am sure it is due to fatigue from the early departure which is out of natural body clock. If we are scheduled to fly so early we should not have a turn afterward. Our company has plenty of pilots on east coast time; we should not be covering early morning departures which are inherently fatiguing.
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: ACR CAPTAIN BELIEVES FATIGUE FROM ABUSIVE FLT CREW SCHEDULING IS RESPONSIBLE FOR NUMEROUS FLT CREW ERRORS.
Narrative: PRIOR TO THIS FLT I HAD AWAKENED AT XA00 AM ON MY BODY CLOCK. FLEW A TRIP FROM EWR TO ZZZ; CHANGED PLANES FLEW ZZZ TO ZZZ1. BY THE LAST FLT ZZZ1-ZZZ; I NOTICED NUMEROUS MINOR MISTAKES; IE; SETTING 260 ON AIRSPD INSTEAD OF 280. FORGETTING SEAT BELT SIGNS. MISSED CALL SIGNS. ON TAXI IN WE WERE CLRED L TO 'AN' AND MY COPLT (WHO WAS ALSO ZZZ BASED AND FLEW ALL THE SAME PREVIOUS LEGS) TOLD ME TO TURN INTO THE RAMP AT 'BN.' I STARTED TURN BEFORE REALIZING MY MISTAKE. TRUTHFULLY I HAD MY MIND ON SOMETHING ELSE AND WAS NOT PAYING ATTN. I AM SURE IT IS DUE TO FATIGUE FROM THE EARLY DEP WHICH IS OUT OF NATURAL BODY CLOCK. IF WE ARE SCHEDULED TO FLY SO EARLY WE SHOULD NOT HAVE A TURN AFTERWARD. OUR COMPANY HAS PLENTY OF PLTS ON EAST COAST TIME; WE SHOULD NOT BE COVERING EARLY MORNING DEPS WHICH ARE INHERENTLY FATIGUING.
Data retrieved from NASA's ASRS site as of May 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.