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|Local Time Of Day||1801 To 2400|
|Locale Reference||atc facility : bpr|
|Altitude||msl bound lower : 6000|
msl bound upper : 12500
|Controlling Facilities||tower : mia|
|Operator||general aviation : personal|
|Make Model Name||Small Transport, Low Wing, 2 Recip Eng|
|Flight Phase||cruise other|
|Route In Use||enroute airway : zfw|
|Function||flight crew : single pilot|
|Qualification||pilot : atp|
|Experience||flight time last 90 days : 45|
flight time total : 3000
|Anomaly||inflight encounter : vfr in imc|
non adherence : far
|Independent Detector||other flight crewa|
|Resolutory Action||flight crew : became reoriented|
|Primary Problem||Flight Crew Human Performance|
|Air Traffic Incident||Pilot Deviation|
On a VFR night flight from tulsa to mineral wells, tx, in VFR conditions until on a cruise descent from 12500', at approximately 8000' I unintentionally penetrated IMC with a broken to O/C layer of clouds 1000-2000' thick which I found myself in west/O a clearance, so continued let down and broke out into clear at 6000-7000'. Was with ft worth center for VFR advisories at the time, didn't advise them of the cloud penetration.
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: VFR IN IMC.
Narrative: ON A VFR NIGHT FLT FROM TULSA TO MINERAL WELLS, TX, IN VFR CONDITIONS UNTIL ON A CRUISE DSCNT FROM 12500', AT APPROX 8000' I UNINTENTIONALLY PENETRATED IMC WITH A BROKEN TO O/C LAYER OF CLOUDS 1000-2000' THICK WHICH I FOUND MYSELF IN W/O A CLRNC, SO CONTINUED LET DOWN AND BROKE OUT INTO CLR AT 6000-7000'. WAS WITH FT WORTH CENTER FOR VFR ADVISORIES AT THE TIME, DIDN'T ADVISE THEM OF THE CLOUD PENETRATION.
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.