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Aviation Safety Reporting System
|Local Time Of Day||1201 To 1800|
|Locale Reference||airport : buf|
|Altitude||agl bound lower : 0|
agl bound upper : 0
|Operator||common carrier : air carrier|
|Make Model Name||Large Transport, Low Wing, 3 Turbojet Eng|
|Flight Phase||climbout : takeoff|
|Affiliation||government : faa|
|Function||controller : local|
|Qualification||controller : non radar|
|Affiliation||company : air carrier|
|Function||flight crew : captain|
oversight : pic
|Qualification||pilot : atp|
|Anomaly||conflict : ground less severe|
non adherence : published procedure
non adherence : required legal separation
other anomaly other
|Independent Detector||other controllera|
|Primary Problem||ATC Human Performance|
|Air Traffic Incident||Operational Error|
I was working ground control/local control combined. At XX30 a broom and plow were cleared on runway 05. Truck was cleared at this time and later reported clear. Air carrier was cleared for takeoff. Air carrier was called to departure control when rolling. Broom and equipment on extreme northeast end of runway were then told to exit. Although vehicles were on extreme northeast end of runway 05 and didn't get close to departing aircraft, I hadn't asked them to exit prior to clearing aircraft for takeoff. I had focused my attention to the approach end of runway for arrs and the BRITE. I completely forgot the vehicles--should have used a pad with big letters along with runway unsafe lights. Must scan runway better.
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: LGT CLEARED FOR TKOF AND DEPARTED ON RWY WITH VEHICLES STILL ON RWY.
Narrative: I WAS WORKING GND CTL/LCL CTL COMBINED. AT XX30 A BROOM AND PLOW WERE CLRED ON RWY 05. TRUCK WAS CLRED AT THIS TIME AND LATER RPTED CLR. ACR WAS CLRED FOR TKOF. ACR WAS CALLED TO DEP CTL WHEN ROLLING. BROOM AND EQUIP ON EXTREME NE END OF RWY WERE THEN TOLD TO EXIT. ALTHOUGH VEHICLES WERE ON EXTREME NE END OF RWY 05 AND DIDN'T GET CLOSE TO DEPARTING ACFT, I HADN'T ASKED THEM TO EXIT PRIOR TO CLRING ACFT FOR TKOF. I HAD FOCUSED MY ATTN TO THE APCH END OF RWY FOR ARRS AND THE BRITE. I COMPLETELY FORGOT THE VEHICLES--SHOULD HAVE USED A PAD WITH BIG LETTERS ALONG WITH RWY UNSAFE LIGHTS. MUST SCAN RWY BETTER.
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.