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|Local Time Of Day||1801 To 2400|
|Locale Reference||airport : dfw|
|Altitude||msl bound lower : 25000|
msl bound upper : 25400
|Controlling Facilities||artcc : zfw|
|Operator||common carrier : air carrier|
|Make Model Name||Large Transport, Low Wing, 3 Turbojet Eng|
|Flight Phase||climbout : intermediate altitude|
|Affiliation||company : air carrier|
|Function||flight crew : captain|
oversight : pic
|Qualification||pilot : atp|
|Experience||flight time last 90 days : 180|
flight time total : 7000
|Anomaly||aircraft equipment problem : critical|
altitude deviation : overshoot
non adherence : far
|Independent Detector||other flight crewa|
|Resolutory Action||flight crew : returned to intended course or assigned course|
|Primary Problem||Flight Crew Human Performance|
|Air Traffic Incident||Pilot Deviation|
On climb out from dfw at about 15000', experienced an engine malfunction which ultimately required a return to dfw. While handling the malfunction and talking to center, the crew did not reset altimeters to 29.92 prior to leveling at FL250. The error was discovered and corrected within a matter of mins. The primary cause was the attention given to the go/return decision which included discussion with company maintenance.
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: ACR LGT ALT DEVIATION OVERSHOT DURING CLIMBOUT FROM DFW.
Narrative: ON CLBOUT FROM DFW AT ABOUT 15000', EXPERIENCED AN ENG MALFUNCTION WHICH ULTIMATELY REQUIRED A RETURN TO DFW. WHILE HANDLING THE MALFUNCTION AND TALKING TO CENTER, THE CREW DID NOT RESET ALTIMETERS TO 29.92 PRIOR TO LEVELING AT FL250. THE ERROR WAS DISCOVERED AND CORRECTED WITHIN A MATTER OF MINS. THE PRIMARY CAUSE WAS THE ATTN GIVEN TO THE GO/RETURN DECISION WHICH INCLUDED DISCUSSION WITH COMPANY MAINT.
Data retrieved from NASA's ASRS site as of August 2007 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.