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|Local Time Of Day||0601 To 1200|
|Locale Reference||airport : t39|
|Altitude||msl bound lower : 4000|
msl bound upper : 4000
|Controlling Facilities||artcc : zhu|
|Operator||general aviation : personal|
|Make Model Name||Small Aircraft, Low Wing, 1 Eng, Retractable Gear|
|Flight Phase||landing : missed approach|
|Route In Use||enroute : direct|
|Function||flight crew : single pilot|
|Qualification||pilot : instrument|
pilot : commercial
|Experience||flight time last 90 days : 200|
flight time total : 1700
|Affiliation||government : faa|
|Function||controller : radar|
|Qualification||controller : radar|
|Anomaly||conflict : airborne less severe|
non adherence : published procedure
other spatial deviation
other spatial deviation
|Independent Detector||other controllera|
|Resolutory Action||controller : issued new clearance|
|Consequence||faa : reviewed incident with flight crew|
|Primary Problem||Flight Crew Human Performance|
|Air Traffic Incident||Pilot Deviation|
The flight began from buffalo airport, amarillo, tx, at XA00 on the morning of 1/wed/89. WX briefing was obtained by calling the evening of 1/tue/89. There was no WX between us and waco, tx. Beginning about waco all of the airports and surrounding area was IFR. The decision was to fly as close to the WX line, then make a decision whether or not to continue by filing for an IFR flight plan to huntsville, tx. I was cleared to make a VOR approach to huntsville. The controller informed me that 2 aircraft had tried and missed, then proceeded to college station. I responded that we would continue with the approach and proceed to college station on missed approach. Missed approach was declared on the huntsville VOR approach and I returned to 2200' and took a heading to college station VOR. I was contacted by houston ATC, told to climb to 3000' MSL as there was a tower in my path. After I fouled up 2 VOR intercepts, I was able to complete an ILS to college station. I was informed by ATC that I had violated the missed approach procedure at huntsville and came close to another aircraft when they gained radar on me again. I thought that my conversation with the controller as to what actions I would take if the approach was missed was what I was supposed to do; a mistake I will not repeat. Needless to say, I was somewhat pressured at the time as there was an aircraft running out of gas and college station was closed by a missing aircraft emergency. When we finally landed, I had been in hard IFR conditions for approximately 2 hours. This was my first time to be in actual IFR, real situation conditions. I believe that this first time situation, the unclear missed approach understanding, the emergency airfield closing caused me to have a little trouble keeping my events lined out.
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: GA SMA ON MISSED APCH DOES NOT FOLLOW PROC IMMEDIATELY DIVERTS TOWARD ALTERNATE CAUSING POTENTIAL CONFLICT AIRBORNE WITH HIGH TWR ENROUTE.
Narrative: THE FLT BEGAN FROM BUFFALO ARPT, AMARILLO, TX, AT XA00 ON THE MORNING OF 1/WED/89. WX BRIEFING WAS OBTAINED BY CALLING THE EVENING OF 1/TUE/89. THERE WAS NO WX BTWN US AND WACO, TX. BEGINNING ABOUT WACO ALL OF THE ARPTS AND SURROUNDING AREA WAS IFR. THE DECISION WAS TO FLY AS CLOSE TO THE WX LINE, THEN MAKE A DECISION WHETHER OR NOT TO CONTINUE BY FILING FOR AN IFR FLT PLAN TO HUNTSVILLE, TX. I WAS CLRED TO MAKE A VOR APCH TO HUNTSVILLE. THE CTLR INFORMED ME THAT 2 ACFT HAD TRIED AND MISSED, THEN PROCEEDED TO COLLEGE STATION. I RESPONDED THAT WE WOULD CONTINUE WITH THE APCH AND PROCEED TO COLLEGE STATION ON MISSED APCH. MISSED APCH WAS DECLARED ON THE HUNTSVILLE VOR APCH AND I RETURNED TO 2200' AND TOOK A HDG TO COLLEGE STATION VOR. I WAS CONTACTED BY HOUSTON ATC, TOLD TO CLB TO 3000' MSL AS THERE WAS A TWR IN MY PATH. AFTER I FOULED UP 2 VOR INTERCEPTS, I WAS ABLE TO COMPLETE AN ILS TO COLLEGE STATION. I WAS INFORMED BY ATC THAT I HAD VIOLATED THE MISSED APCH PROC AT HUNTSVILLE AND CAME CLOSE TO ANOTHER ACFT WHEN THEY GAINED RADAR ON ME AGAIN. I THOUGHT THAT MY CONVERSATION WITH THE CTLR AS TO WHAT ACTIONS I WOULD TAKE IF THE APCH WAS MISSED WAS WHAT I WAS SUPPOSED TO DO; A MISTAKE I WILL NOT REPEAT. NEEDLESS TO SAY, I WAS SOMEWHAT PRESSURED AT THE TIME AS THERE WAS AN ACFT RUNNING OUT OF GAS AND COLLEGE STATION WAS CLOSED BY A MISSING ACFT EMER. WHEN WE FINALLY LANDED, I HAD BEEN IN HARD IFR CONDITIONS FOR APPROX 2 HRS. THIS WAS MY FIRST TIME TO BE IN ACTUAL IFR, REAL SITUATION CONDITIONS. I BELIEVE THAT THIS FIRST TIME SITUATION, THE UNCLEAR MISSED APCH UNDERSTANDING, THE EMER AIRFIELD CLOSING CAUSED ME TO HAVE A LITTLE TROUBLE KEEPING MY EVENTS LINED OUT.
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.