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|Local Time Of Day||1201 To 1800|
|Locale Reference||atc facility : ptw|
|Altitude||msl bound lower : 16000|
msl bound upper : 16000
|Operator||common carrier : air carrier|
|Make Model Name||Light Transport, Low Wing, 2 Turboprop Eng|
|Flight Phase||cruise other|
|Route In Use||enroute airway : zny|
|Affiliation||company : air carrier|
|Function||flight crew : captain|
oversight : pic
|Qualification||pilot : atp|
|Experience||flight time last 90 days : 230|
flight time total : 3700
flight time type : 2000
|Function||controller : radar|
|Qualification||controller : radar|
|Anomaly||other anomaly other|
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|
On our seventh leg of this flight. We had flown 6.5 hours with less than 1 cumulative hour of breaks. Below 14000' it was hard IFR. We were on our filed route to intercept an arwy, we passed through the arwy by 3 degrees (at our distance from the VOR approximately 3 mi). We noted the arwy passing through and turned to intercept. At no time was there a full scale deflection. ATC then queried us if we were on our assigned routing. Let it be noted that my copilot and I were to fly 3 more hours into the night, our total duty time for the day was 14.7 hours and we cumulatively shot 18 approachs 15 to minimums with one missed approach, all in the northeast corridor. Our final approach was at bgm, no approach control, driving rain, fog and 3/4 mi visibility at 0020 in the morning. We logged 7 hours of actual IFR! Contributing factor: pilot fatigue, due to bad WX tight scheduling and disregard for crew breaks by my company. We finally refused to fly at 2100 until provided a break out of the aircraft with a meal. Question: why do pilots who fly the longest hours, in the poor WX of the low altitude structure, and least complex aircraft, unprotected by sane flight time and duty regulations?
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: 135 OPERATION ACR LTT TRACK DEVIATION PROBABLY CAUSED BY LONG DUTY TIME.
Narrative: ON OUR SEVENTH LEG OF THIS FLT. WE HAD FLOWN 6.5 HRS WITH LESS THAN 1 CUMULATIVE HOUR OF BREAKS. BELOW 14000' IT WAS HARD IFR. WE WERE ON OUR FILED ROUTE TO INTERCEPT AN ARWY, WE PASSED THROUGH THE ARWY BY 3 DEGS (AT OUR DISTANCE FROM THE VOR APPROX 3 MI). WE NOTED THE ARWY PASSING THROUGH AND TURNED TO INTERCEPT. AT NO TIME WAS THERE A FULL SCALE DEFLECTION. ATC THEN QUERIED US IF WE WERE ON OUR ASSIGNED ROUTING. LET IT BE NOTED THAT MY COPLT AND I WERE TO FLY 3 MORE HRS INTO THE NIGHT, OUR TOTAL DUTY TIME FOR THE DAY WAS 14.7 HRS AND WE CUMULATIVELY SHOT 18 APCHS 15 TO MINIMUMS WITH ONE MISSED APCH, ALL IN THE NE CORRIDOR. OUR FINAL APCH WAS AT BGM, NO APCH CTL, DRIVING RAIN, FOG AND 3/4 MI VIS AT 0020 IN THE MORNING. WE LOGGED 7 HRS OF ACTUAL IFR! CONTRIBUTING FACTOR: PLT FATIGUE, DUE TO BAD WX TIGHT SCHEDULING AND DISREGARD FOR CREW BREAKS BY MY COMPANY. WE FINALLY REFUSED TO FLY AT 2100 UNTIL PROVIDED A BREAK OUT OF THE ACFT WITH A MEAL. QUESTION: WHY DO PLTS WHO FLY THE LONGEST HRS, IN THE POOR WX OF THE LOW ALT STRUCTURE, AND LEAST COMPLEX ACFT, UNPROTECTED BY SANE FLT TIME AND DUTY REGS?
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.