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Aviation Safety Reporting System
|Local Time Of Day||1201 To 1800|
|Locale Reference||atc facility : cvg|
|Altitude||msl bound lower : 2500|
msl bound upper : 2500
|Controlling Facilities||artcc : zid|
|Operator||general aviation : corporate|
|Make Model Name||Light Transport|
|Flight Phase||cruise other|
|Route In Use||enroute : direct|
|Function||flight crew : captain|
oversight : pic
|Qualification||pilot : atp|
|Experience||flight time last 90 days : 300|
flight time total : 30700
|Function||flight crew : first officer|
|Qualification||pilot : instrument|
pilot : commercial
|Anomaly||non adherence : far|
other anomaly other
|Independent Detector||other other : unspecified|
|Resolutory Action||flight crew : returned to intended course or assigned course|
|Consequence||faa : investigated|
|Primary Problem||Flight Crew Human Performance|
|Air Traffic Incident||Pilot Deviation|
I was making a charter run between ptk-yip-sdf and back to ptk in light transport when we accidentally ran into restr area 3403 across and back between yip and sdf. I was flying the aircraft as captain and watching over my copilot when I looked up and saw we had entered the restr area, so I made a sharp left turn to get out of this area as quickly as possible. The copilot saw the 2 fgt's off the right side and this is when one made a pass on us to get our aircraft # and then I saw him coming over the top of our aircraft and letting down. I feel I made an error in navigation and tried to correct it as quickly as possible, because I fly in that area alot. I have never busted one of these areas in my flying and don't intend to have this happen again. The route of flight was from yip to sdf on a direct line by a LORAN C. Callback conversation with reporter revealed the following: real cause of penetration not faulty LORAN navigation set but distraction of PF overseeing new first officer duties and paperwork. In this light transport unable put LORAN system on primary flight instruments or connect to autoplt. Thus, when drift picked up by aircraft, flight crew did not see it on LORAN readout mounted on center pedestal. Also ascertained PIC retired air carrier pilot and says maybe he is not as alert in this older propeller aircraft as he was when flying the higher speed jets.
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: CORP LTT UNAUTH PENETRATION OF RESTRICTED AREA 3403 A & B.
Narrative: I WAS MAKING A CHARTER RUN BTWN PTK-YIP-SDF AND BACK TO PTK IN LTT WHEN WE ACCIDENTALLY RAN INTO RESTR AREA 3403 ACROSS AND BACK BTWN YIP AND SDF. I WAS FLYING THE ACFT AS CAPT AND WATCHING OVER MY COPLT WHEN I LOOKED UP AND SAW WE HAD ENTERED THE RESTR AREA, SO I MADE A SHARP LEFT TURN TO GET OUT OF THIS AREA AS QUICKLY AS POSSIBLE. THE COPLT SAW THE 2 FGT'S OFF THE RIGHT SIDE AND THIS IS WHEN ONE MADE A PASS ON US TO GET OUR ACFT # AND THEN I SAW HIM COMING OVER THE TOP OF OUR ACFT AND LETTING DOWN. I FEEL I MADE AN ERROR IN NAV AND TRIED TO CORRECT IT AS QUICKLY AS POSSIBLE, BECAUSE I FLY IN THAT AREA ALOT. I HAVE NEVER BUSTED ONE OF THESE AREAS IN MY FLYING AND DON'T INTEND TO HAVE THIS HAPPEN AGAIN. THE ROUTE OF FLT WAS FROM YIP TO SDF ON A DIRECT LINE BY A LORAN C. CALLBACK CONVERSATION WITH RPTR REVEALED THE FOLLOWING: REAL CAUSE OF PENETRATION NOT FAULTY LORAN NAV SET BUT DISTR OF PF OVERSEEING NEW F/O DUTIES AND PAPERWORK. IN THIS LTT UNABLE PUT LORAN SYS ON PRIMARY FLT INSTRUMENTS OR CONNECT TO AUTOPLT. THUS, WHEN DRIFT PICKED UP BY ACFT, FLT CREW DID NOT SEE IT ON LORAN READOUT MOUNTED ON CENTER PEDESTAL. ALSO ASCERTAINED PIC RETIRED ACR PLT AND SAYS MAYBE HE IS NOT AS ALERT IN THIS OLDER PROP ACFT AS HE WAS WHEN FLYING THE HIGHER SPD JETS.
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.