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|Local Time Of Day||1801 To 2400|
|Locale Reference||atc facility : ord|
|Altitude||msl bound lower : 2700|
msl bound upper : 4500
|Controlling Facilities||tracon : ord|
|Operator||general aviation : personal|
|Make Model Name||Small Aircraft, Low Wing, 1 Eng, Fixed Gear|
|Flight Phase||cruise other|
|Function||oversight : pic|
|Qualification||pilot : private|
|Experience||flight time last 90 days : 14|
flight time total : 175
flight time type : 20
|Anomaly||non adherence : far|
other anomaly other
|Independent Detector||other flight crewa|
|Resolutory Action||none taken : anomaly accepted|
|Primary Problem||Flight Crew Human Performance|
|Air Traffic Incident||Pilot Deviation|
Takeoff from mke with radar vectors to southwest. Departure control released us at 4500' MSL on 260 degree heading approximately 10 NM from mke. Advised to proceed direct to course for dpa (home location). Proceeded on course (260 degrees), turning to new course of 210 degrees to intercept the 360 degree right of dpa VOR (to indication). Also set up intercept on #2 navigation for 300 degree right from obk VOR. This would put us approximately 9 NM from outer boundary of O'hare TCA. At this point we would start descent to 2700' MSL. Tailwind of more than 25 KTS pushed ground speed in excess of 150 KTS. Wind from 030 degrees, meaning we were approaching intercept point faster than we anticipated. We were concentrating on navigation instruments more than on visual landmarks. 2 passenger were also looking for traffic before or about where intercept would show on navigation instruments. #2 navigation went inoperative, showing a dead center indication. However, with delay in recognizing inoperative, with excess ground speed, possibly touched edge of TCA before descent to planned altitude of 2700' MSL. Also, with a 2 degree left error from inbound radial, would put us about 3 NM inside outer limit at incorrect altitude. I'm not sure that the altitude was violated--there is a possibility. Corrective action will be to navigate with ground reference when on VFR flts in this area and xchk with navigation instruments. Work order for repair of #2 navigation indicates 2 blown tubes (omni converter). Work performed 5/wed/88. No other traffic was observed in this area and mode C transponder was operating, set to 1200.
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: SMA PLT ENROUTE DUPAGE MAY HAVE PENETRATED TCA.
Narrative: TKOF FROM MKE WITH RADAR VECTORS TO SW. DEP CTL RELEASED US AT 4500' MSL ON 260 DEG HDG APPROX 10 NM FROM MKE. ADVISED TO PROCEED DIRECT TO COURSE FOR DPA (HOME LOCATION). PROCEEDED ON COURSE (260 DEGS), TURNING TO NEW COURSE OF 210 DEGS TO INTERCEPT THE 360 DEG R OF DPA VOR (TO INDICATION). ALSO SET UP INTERCEPT ON #2 NAV FOR 300 DEG R FROM OBK VOR. THIS WOULD PUT US APPROX 9 NM FROM OUTER BOUNDARY OF O'HARE TCA. AT THIS POINT WE WOULD START DSCNT TO 2700' MSL. TAILWIND OF MORE THAN 25 KTS PUSHED GND SPD IN EXCESS OF 150 KTS. WIND FROM 030 DEGS, MEANING WE WERE APCHING INTERCEPT POINT FASTER THAN WE ANTICIPATED. WE WERE CONCENTRATING ON NAV INSTRUMENTS MORE THAN ON VISUAL LANDMARKS. 2 PAX WERE ALSO LOOKING FOR TFC BEFORE OR ABOUT WHERE INTERCEPT WOULD SHOW ON NAV INSTRUMENTS. #2 NAV WENT INOP, SHOWING A DEAD CENTER INDICATION. HOWEVER, WITH DELAY IN RECOGNIZING INOP, WITH EXCESS GND SPD, POSSIBLY TOUCHED EDGE OF TCA BEFORE DSCNT TO PLANNED ALT OF 2700' MSL. ALSO, WITH A 2 DEG LEFT ERROR FROM INBND RADIAL, WOULD PUT US ABOUT 3 NM INSIDE OUTER LIMIT AT INCORRECT ALT. I'M NOT SURE THAT THE ALT WAS VIOLATED--THERE IS A POSSIBILITY. CORRECTIVE ACTION WILL BE TO NAVIGATE WITH GND REF WHEN ON VFR FLTS IN THIS AREA AND XCHK WITH NAV INSTRUMENTS. WORK ORDER FOR REPAIR OF #2 NAV INDICATES 2 BLOWN TUBES (OMNI CONVERTER). WORK PERFORMED 5/WED/88. NO OTHER TFC WAS OBSERVED IN THIS AREA AND MODE C TRANSPONDER WAS OPERATING, SET TO 1200.
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.