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|Local Time Of Day||0601 To 1200|
|Locale Reference||airport : egnv.airport|
|Altitude||msl single value : 9000|
|Operator||common carrier : air carrier|
|Make Model Name||DC-10 30|
|Operating Under FAR Part||Part 121|
|Flight Phase||climbout : intermediate altitude|
|Affiliation||company : air carrier|
|Function||flight crew : first officer|
|Qualification||pilot : atp|
pilot : private
pilot : flight engineer
|Experience||flight time last 90 days : 150|
flight time total : 6005
flight time type : 126
|Anomaly||altitude deviation : overshoot|
non adherence : clearance
|Independent Detector||other flight crewa|
|Resolutory Action||flight crew : returned to assigned altitude|
|Problem Areas||Flight Crew Human Performance|
|Primary Problem||Flight Crew Human Performance|
I was the PNF; first officer. On departure leg from egnv; we were cleared to 9000 ft. I had switched my altimeter with the new altitude assignment to 29.92; however; the captain had not yet switched. I was in the process of switching radio frequencys when the altitude bust of approximately 500 ft occurred. The captain had simply not reset his altimeter. The jet was lightweight and we had a high rate of climb contributing to the altitude deviation. In addition; fatigue was definitely a factor; considering the crew had been up for over 22 hours at this point.
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: DC10 FLT CREW REPORTS ALT DEV ON DEPARTURE FROM EGNV AFTER CAPT FAILS TO RESET ALTIMETER TO 29.92 PASSING TA OF 6000 FEET.
Narrative: I WAS THE PNF; FO. ON DEP LEG FROM EGNV; WE WERE CLRED TO 9000 FT. I HAD SWITCHED MY ALTIMETER WITH THE NEW ALT ASSIGNMENT TO 29.92; HOWEVER; THE CAPT HAD NOT YET SWITCHED. I WAS IN THE PROCESS OF SWITCHING RADIO FREQS WHEN THE ALT BUST OF APPROX 500 FT OCCURRED. THE CAPT HAD SIMPLY NOT RESET HIS ALTIMETER. THE JET WAS LIGHTWEIGHT AND WE HAD A HIGH RATE OF CLB CONTRIBUTING TO THE ALTDEV. IN ADDITION; FATIGUE WAS DEFINITELY A FACTOR; CONSIDERING THE CREW HAD BEEN UP FOR OVER 22 HRS AT THIS POINT.
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.