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|Local Time Of Day||1201 To 1800|
|Locale Reference||airport : jnu|
|Altitude||agl bound lower : 0|
agl bound upper : 0
|Operator||general aviation : instructional|
|Make Model Name||Light Transport|
|Flight Phase||ground : preflight|
|Function||flight crew : captain|
oversight : pic
|Qualification||pilot : commercial|
|Experience||flight time last 90 days : 120|
flight time total : 8000
|Function||flight crew : first officer|
|Qualification||pilot : atp|
|Experience||flight time last 90 days : 240|
flight time total : 4300
flight time type : 550
|Anomaly||non adherence : far|
|Independent Detector||other flight crewa|
|Resolutory Action||none taken : anomaly accepted|
|Primary Problem||Flight Crew Human Performance|
|Air Traffic Incident||Pilot Deviation|
A flight was sent to juneau, ak, to pick up lumber for the fish and game department to haul to cape yakataga. Prior to departing juneau, 5 passenger arrived expecting to ride to yakutat and the cape. The company policy is no passenger and a call was made to the home office to determine the story. We were told that the passenger fell under a govt services contract and to haul them. The passenger were allowed on board and the flight was made. No passenger briefing was given, although exits and cargo restraints were discussed. In flight it was determined that 2 passenger were not govt employees and the others were. We checked upon arrival and determined that pressure from the office and a lack of knowledge of govt services may have resulted in broken regulations. As a result, the policy of no riders, govt or otherwise, will be followed. Supplemental information from acn 91750: we provided no seats/seatbelts (we did have seatbelts on board) and no passenger briefing. I have been in ak only 2 weeks and have found normal procedure to put people on top of cargo and make the trip. I have not hauled people until I was told that govt services have different requirements. In checking around, I am unable to find guidance on the subject.
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: GA LTT ON A FREIGHT CHARTER HAULED PASSENGERS WITHOUT SEATS SEATBELTS. ONE REPORTER SAYS IT IS COMMON PRACTICE IN AK.
Narrative: A FLT WAS SENT TO JUNEAU, AK, TO PICK UP LUMBER FOR THE FISH AND GAME DEPT TO HAUL TO CAPE YAKATAGA. PRIOR TO DEPARTING JUNEAU, 5 PAX ARRIVED EXPECTING TO RIDE TO YAKUTAT AND THE CAPE. THE COMPANY POLICY IS NO PAX AND A CALL WAS MADE TO THE HOME OFFICE TO DETERMINE THE STORY. WE WERE TOLD THAT THE PAX FELL UNDER A GOVT SVCS CONTRACT AND TO HAUL THEM. THE PAX WERE ALLOWED ON BOARD AND THE FLT WAS MADE. NO PAX BRIEFING WAS GIVEN, ALTHOUGH EXITS AND CARGO RESTRAINTS WERE DISCUSSED. IN FLT IT WAS DETERMINED THAT 2 PAX WERE NOT GOVT EMPLOYEES AND THE OTHERS WERE. WE CHKED UPON ARR AND DETERMINED THAT PRESSURE FROM THE OFFICE AND A LACK OF KNOWLEDGE OF GOVT SVCS MAY HAVE RESULTED IN BROKEN REGS. AS A RESULT, THE POLICY OF NO RIDERS, GOVT OR OTHERWISE, WILL BE FOLLOWED. SUPPLEMENTAL INFO FROM ACN 91750: WE PROVIDED NO SEATS/SEATBELTS (WE DID HAVE SEATBELTS ON BOARD) AND NO PAX BRIEFING. I HAVE BEEN IN AK ONLY 2 WKS AND HAVE FOUND NORMAL PROC TO PUT PEOPLE ON TOP OF CARGO AND MAKE THE TRIP. I HAVE NOT HAULED PEOPLE UNTIL I WAS TOLD THAT GOVT SVCS HAVE DIFFERENT REQUIREMENTS. IN CHKING AROUND, I AM UNABLE TO FIND GUIDANCE ON THE SUBJECT.
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.