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|Local Time Of Day||0601 To 1200|
|Locale Reference||airport : hpn.airport|
|Altitude||msl single value : 2800|
|Controlling Facilities||tower : hpn.tower|
|Operator||general aviation : personal|
|Make Model Name||Bonanza 36|
|Operating Under FAR Part||Part 91|
|Flight Phase||cruise : level|
|Function||flight crew : single pilot|
|Qualification||pilot : instrument|
pilot : multi engine
pilot : private
|Experience||flight time last 90 days : 25|
flight time total : 1900
flight time type : 900
|Anomaly||airspace violation : entry|
inflight encounter : wake turbulence
|Independent Detector||other flight crewa|
|Resolutory Action||flight crew : exited penetrated airspace|
|Problem Areas||Flight Crew Human Performance|
|Primary Problem||Flight Crew Human Performance|
Situation involving possible delta airspace incursion while on VFR flight up coastline. Subject encountered wake turbulence from landing jet traffic.callback conversation with reporter revealed the following information: reporter said that his moving map did not have the extension of the airspace that he entered depicted. He was flying perpendicular to the traffic crossing their track. The wake turbulence was severe enough that he and his passenger hit their heads on the ceiling of the aircraft without injury. There was no loss of aircraft control.
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: INADVERTENT ENTRY INTO CLASS D AIRSPACE LEADS TO AN ENCOUNTER WITH THE WAKE OF ARRIVING JET TFC.
Narrative: SITUATION INVOLVING POSSIBLE DELTA AIRSPACE INCURSION WHILE ON VFR FLT UP COASTLINE. SUBJECT ENCOUNTERED WAKE TURBULENCE FROM LNDG JET TFC.CALLBACK CONVERSATION WITH RPTR REVEALED THE FOLLOWING INFO: RPTR SAID THAT HIS MOVING MAP DID NOT HAVE THE EXTENSION OF THE AIRSPACE THAT HE ENTERED DEPICTED. HE WAS FLYING PERPENDICULAR TO THE TFC CROSSING THEIR TRACK. THE WAKE TURBULENCE WAS SEVERE ENOUGH THAT HE AND HIS PAX HIT THEIR HEADS ON THE CEILING OF THE ACFT WITHOUT INJURY. THERE WAS NO LOSS OF ACFT CTL.
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.