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Aviation Safety Reporting System
|Local Time Of Day||0601 To 1200|
|Locale Reference||atc facility : ilm|
|Altitude||msl bound lower : 9000|
msl bound upper : 10000
|Controlling Facilities||artcc : zdc|
|Make Model Name||Fighter|
|Flight Phase||cruise other|
|Route In Use||enroute airway : zdc|
|Affiliation||government : faa|
|Function||controller : radar|
|Qualification||controller : radar|
|Experience||controller non radar : 2|
controller radar : 2
|Function||flight crew : single pilot|
|Qualification||pilot : military|
|Anomaly||airspace violation : exit|
altitude deviation : excursion from assigned altitude
non adherence : clearance
other anomaly other
|Independent Detector||other controllera|
|Resolutory Action||none taken : anomaly accepted|
|Primary Problem||Flight Crew Human Performance|
|Air Traffic Incident||Pilot Deviation|
Military X, a flight of 2 fgt's, was cleared into gamecock a MOA to maintain block altitudes 10000' through FL190 (there was traffic at 9000' and FL200). Flight X left the frequency and within 2 mins was squawking 4000--normal procedure. Fgt X then proceeded to leave the MOA and descend below his assigned altitude, in close proximity to the traffic at 9000'. Fgt X was contacted on guard and questioned about his action, whereupon, he replied he had gone VFR. Fgt X was advised that he must report his cancellation to center before departing the MOA and his assigned altitude.
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: FLT OF 2 FGT'S ACFT DESCENDED BELOW ASSIGNED BLOCK ALT. POSSIBLE CONFLICT WITH IFR TRAFFIC. SPILLOUT.
Narrative: MIL X, A FLT OF 2 FGT'S, WAS CLRED INTO GAMECOCK A MOA TO MAINTAIN BLOCK ALTS 10000' THROUGH FL190 (THERE WAS TFC AT 9000' AND FL200). FLT X LEFT THE FREQ AND WITHIN 2 MINS WAS SQUAWKING 4000--NORMAL PROC. FGT X THEN PROCEEDED TO LEAVE THE MOA AND DSND BELOW HIS ASSIGNED ALT, IN CLOSE PROX TO THE TFC AT 9000'. FGT X WAS CONTACTED ON GUARD AND QUESTIONED ABOUT HIS ACTION, WHEREUPON, HE REPLIED HE HAD GONE VFR. FGT X WAS ADVISED THAT HE MUST RPT HIS CANCELLATION TO CENTER BEFORE DEPARTING THE MOA AND HIS ASSIGNED ALT.
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.