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Aviation Safety Reporting System
|Local Time Of Day||0601 To 1200|
|Locale Reference||atc facility : zzz.artcc|
|Altitude||msl single value : 38000|
|Controlling Facilities||artcc : zzz.artcc|
|Operator||common carrier : air carrier|
|Make Model Name||B767-300 and 300 ER|
|Operating Under FAR Part||Part 121|
|Flight Phase||cruise : level|
|Affiliation||company : air carrier|
|Function||flight crew : captain|
oversight : pic
|Qualification||pilot : atp|
|Experience||flight time last 90 days : 200|
flight time total : 18000
flight time type : 9000
|Anomaly||inflight encounter : weather|
|Independent Detector||other flight crewa|
|Resolutory Action||controller : issued new clearance|
flight crew : declared emergency
flight crew : took evasive action
|Consequence||faa : reviewed incident with flight crew|
ATC Human Performance
Level at FL380 talking to ARTCC radio on HF; requested a deviation for a strong line of thunderstorms. After about 5 mins; requested again saying I would need to use emergency authority/authorized to go 20 mi west of storms soon. Radio said stand by and she would try again. Approaching WX; I called; declared an emergency; and started to go around the storms. After a few mins; she came back with a clearance to FL370 and ok to deviate.
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: OVERWATER B767-300 MUST DECLARE EMERGENCY TO CIRCUMNAVIGATE WEATHER IN CLASS II AIRSPACE.
Narrative: LEVEL AT FL380 TALKING TO ARTCC RADIO ON HF; REQUESTED A DEV FOR A STRONG LINE OF TSTMS. AFTER ABOUT 5 MINS; REQUESTED AGAIN SAYING I WOULD NEED TO USE EMER AUTH TO GO 20 MI W OF STORMS SOON. RADIO SAID STAND BY AND SHE WOULD TRY AGAIN. APCHING WX; I CALLED; DECLARED AN EMER; AND STARTED TO GO AROUND THE STORMS. AFTER A FEW MINS; SHE CAME BACK WITH A CLRNC TO FL370 AND OK TO DEVIATE.
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.