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|Local Time Of Day||1801 To 2400|
|Locale Reference||atc facility : pgy|
airport : nzy
|Altitude||msl bound lower : 9500|
msl bound upper : 9500
|Controlling Facilities||tracon : san|
tower : bfl
|Make Model Name||Small Transport, Low Wing, 2 Turboprop Eng|
|Flight Phase||climbout : intermediate altitude|
|Function||flight crew : captain|
oversight : pic
|Qualification||pilot : instrument|
pilot : commercial
|Experience||flight time last 90 days : 156|
flight time total : 3300
|Affiliation||government : faa|
|Function||controller : approach|
|Qualification||controller : radar|
|Anomaly||non adherence : far|
other anomaly other
|Independent Detector||other controllera|
|Resolutory Action||none taken : anomaly accepted|
|Consequence||faa : reviewed incident with flight crew|
|Primary Problem||Flight Crew Human Performance|
|Air Traffic Incident||Pilot Deviation|
At approximately XA05 hours local time small transport departed runway 29 at NAS north island, san diego, ca, proceeding sebnd along the coast. At XA08 hours small transport checked in with the us customs radar facility (C3I), whose radar dishes are located atop laguna mountain, 41 1/2 mi northeast of nzy. Small transport turned east north east bound at XA11 abeam navy outlying field imperial beach. As PIC sitting the left seat, I watched olf imperial beach pass between my seat and the left nacelle. About 4 mins later I saw brownfield also pass below between my seat and the left nacelle. At approximately XA22 I turned north and proceeded directly to julian VOR. I began my turn to the north at 12800'. After landing and talking to san TRACON, I called and spoke to the us customs radar operator who was giving me flight following. He told me small transport was at no time more than 2 mi north of the mexican border and well outside the san TCA. In the last 1 1/2 yrs san TRACON has told me I was in mexican airspace south of the us border when in fact I was at least 1 mi north of the border and could see the mexican town of tecate below and to the so of my position. Tecate is a town east of brownfield and built right on the border.
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: APCH CTLR STATED THAT CUSTOMS ACFT PENETRATED THE TCA WITHOUT CLRNC.
Narrative: AT APPROX XA05 HRS LCL TIME SMT DEPARTED RWY 29 AT NAS NORTH ISLAND, SAN DIEGO, CA, PROCEEDING SEBND ALONG THE COAST. AT XA08 HRS SMT CHKED IN WITH THE U.S. CUSTOMS RADAR FAC (C3I), WHOSE RADAR DISHES ARE LOCATED ATOP LAGUNA MOUNTAIN, 41 1/2 MI NE OF NZY. SMT TURNED EAST NORTH EAST BOUND AT XA11 ABEAM NAVY OUTLYING FIELD IMPERIAL BEACH. AS PIC SITTING THE LEFT SEAT, I WATCHED OLF IMPERIAL BEACH PASS BTWN MY SEAT AND THE LEFT NACELLE. ABOUT 4 MINS LATER I SAW BROWNFIELD ALSO PASS BELOW BTWN MY SEAT AND THE LEFT NACELLE. AT APPROX XA22 I TURNED N AND PROCEEDED DIRECTLY TO JULIAN VOR. I BEGAN MY TURN TO THE N AT 12800'. AFTER LNDG AND TALKING TO SAN TRACON, I CALLED AND SPOKE TO THE U.S. CUSTOMS RADAR OPERATOR WHO WAS GIVING ME FLT FOLLOWING. HE TOLD ME SMT WAS AT NO TIME MORE THAN 2 MI N OF THE MEXICAN BORDER AND WELL OUTSIDE THE SAN TCA. IN THE LAST 1 1/2 YRS SAN TRACON HAS TOLD ME I WAS IN MEXICAN AIRSPACE S OF THE U.S. BORDER WHEN IN FACT I WAS AT LEAST 1 MI N OF THE BORDER AND COULD SEE THE MEXICAN TOWN OF TECATE BELOW AND TO THE SO OF MY POS. TECATE IS A TOWN E OF BROWNFIELD AND BUILT RIGHT ON THE BORDER.
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.