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|Local Time Of Day||0601 To 1200|
|Locale Reference||airport : atl|
|Altitude||msl bound lower : 3500|
msl bound upper : 3500
|Controlling Facilities||tracon : atl|
artcc : zkc
|Operator||common carrier : air carrier|
|Make Model Name||Light Transport, High Wing, 2 Turboprop Eng|
|Flight Phase||cruise other|
descent : approach
|Route In Use||enroute : on vectors|
|Affiliation||company : air carrier|
|Function||flight crew : captain|
oversight : pic
|Qualification||pilot : atp|
|Experience||flight time last 90 days : 240|
flight time total : 15000
flight time type : 500
|Function||flight crew : first officer|
|Qualification||pilot : atp|
|Anomaly||non adherence : clearance|
other spatial deviation
|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|
First officer was flying the aircraft and assigned a 060 degree heading to intercept the 092 degree localizer approximately 4 mi from runway. The captain was monitoring the first officer and all was fine until the captain diverted his attention to checklist items for approximately 5-10 seconds during which the first officer wandered from 060 degree heading to 360 degree heading and entered the protected airspace for a parallel ILS for runway 8L. It is unknown if there was traffic on that approach. The captain took control of the aircraft and turned back onto the correct course. The first officer had very limited experience in the aircraft (3 weeks on the line) when he was assigned to administrative duties in the general offices for a 2 month period. Following the 2 month desk job, the first officer returned to line flying west/O any refresher or recurrent training or cockpit familiarization time. He was totally unprepared for line flying and in light of his very limited experience in the aircraft, should not have been assigned to flying duties until having received at least a small training flight. The flight crew had been on continuous duty from XA00 EST on 3/tue/88 till XL20 EST on 3/wed/88.
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: ACR LTT HEADING DEVIATION HEADING EXCURSION.
Narrative: F/O WAS FLYING THE ACFT AND ASSIGNED A 060 DEG HDG TO INTERCEPT THE 092 DEG LOC APPROX 4 MI FROM RWY. THE CAPT WAS MONITORING THE F/O AND ALL WAS FINE UNTIL THE CAPT DIVERTED HIS ATTN TO CHKLIST ITEMS FOR APPROX 5-10 SECS DURING WHICH THE F/O WANDERED FROM 060 DEG HDG TO 360 DEG HDG AND ENTERED THE PROTECTED AIRSPACE FOR A PARALLEL ILS FOR RWY 8L. IT IS UNKNOWN IF THERE WAS TFC ON THAT APCH. THE CAPT TOOK CTL OF THE ACFT AND TURNED BACK ONTO THE CORRECT COURSE. THE F/O HAD VERY LIMITED EXPERIENCE IN THE ACFT (3 WKS ON THE LINE) WHEN HE WAS ASSIGNED TO ADMINISTRATIVE DUTIES IN THE GENERAL OFFICES FOR A 2 MONTH PERIOD. FOLLOWING THE 2 MONTH DESK JOB, THE F/O RETURNED TO LINE FLYING W/O ANY REFRESHER OR RECURRENT TRNING OR COCKPIT FAMILIARIZATION TIME. HE WAS TOTALLY UNPREPARED FOR LINE FLYING AND IN LIGHT OF HIS VERY LIMITED EXPERIENCE IN THE ACFT, SHOULD NOT HAVE BEEN ASSIGNED TO FLYING DUTIES UNTIL HAVING RECEIVED AT LEAST A SMALL TRNING FLT. THE FLT CREW HAD BEEN ON CONTINUOUS DUTY FROM XA00 EST ON 3/TUE/88 TILL XL20 EST ON 3/WED/88.
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.