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|Local Time Of Day||0601 To 1200|
|Locale Reference||airport : msp|
|Altitude||agl bound lower : 0|
agl bound upper : 2000
|Controlling Facilities||tracon : msp|
tower : msp
|Operator||common carrier : air carrier|
|Make Model Name||Large Transport, Low Wing, 2 Turbojet Eng|
|Navigation In Use||Other |
|Flight Phase||descent : approach|
|Route In Use||approach : visual|
|Affiliation||company : air carrier|
|Function||flight crew : captain|
oversight : pic
|Qualification||pilot : atp|
|Experience||flight time last 90 days : 180|
flight time total : 8000
flight time type : 1400
|Affiliation||company : air carrier|
|Function||flight crew : first officer|
|Qualification||pilot : instrument|
pilot : commercial
|Anomaly||incursion : landing without clearance|
|Independent Detector||other controllera|
|Primary Problem||Flight Crew Human Performance|
|Air Traffic Incident||Pilot Deviation|
Flight far msp. We were to expect a visibility approach 29R and were downwind abeam 29 out of 6000' when approach said 29L available. We accepted 29L and were told to switch to tower frequency when turning final 29L. Copilot called airport in sight and we were cleared for a visibility approach 29L while still descending downwind (quite a distance from our final for 29L). As we turned base leg, approach clears a commuter for a 29R approach and a civil private aircraft for 29R. We had not yet crossed the centerline of 29R and I requested the location of the other aircraft. They were not near our aircraft. As the copilot turned final, my attention focused on his airspeed control and I called his attention to threshold 2. Approach speed is threshold +5. He corrected and we finished the approach and landing. I noticed 22 being used for takeoffs and that there were no aircraft awaiting takeoff on 29L. I told the copilot to hold short of 22 on landing and broadcast air carrier XXX holding short of 22. At that point approach control said, 'aircraft holding short, you are on approach.' I switched to tower frequency and apologized for the late switch. The lady in the tower said, 'no problem, switch to ground.' nothing more was said. I believe it was a classic case of distraction.
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: ACR LGT UNAUTH LNDG AT MSP.
Narrative: FLT FAR MSP. WE WERE TO EXPECT A VIS APCH 29R AND WERE DOWNWIND ABEAM 29 OUT OF 6000' WHEN APCH SAID 29L AVAILABLE. WE ACCEPTED 29L AND WERE TOLD TO SWITCH TO TWR FREQ WHEN TURNING FINAL 29L. COPLT CALLED ARPT IN SIGHT AND WE WERE CLRED FOR A VIS APCH 29L WHILE STILL DSNDING DOWNWIND (QUITE A DISTANCE FROM OUR FINAL FOR 29L). AS WE TURNED BASE LEG, APCH CLEARS A COMMUTER FOR A 29R APCH AND A CIVIL PVT ACFT FOR 29R. WE HAD NOT YET CROSSED THE CENTERLINE OF 29R AND I REQUESTED THE LOCATION OF THE OTHER ACFT. THEY WERE NOT NEAR OUR ACFT. AS THE COPLT TURNED FINAL, MY ATTN FOCUSED ON HIS AIRSPD CTL AND I CALLED HIS ATTN TO THRESHOLD 2. APCH SPD IS THRESHOLD +5. HE CORRECTED AND WE FINISHED THE APCH AND LNDG. I NOTICED 22 BEING USED FOR TKOFS AND THAT THERE WERE NO ACFT AWAITING TKOF ON 29L. I TOLD THE COPLT TO HOLD SHORT OF 22 ON LNDG AND BROADCAST ACR XXX HOLDING SHORT OF 22. AT THAT POINT APCH CTL SAID, 'ACFT HOLDING SHORT, YOU ARE ON APCH.' I SWITCHED TO TWR FREQ AND APOLOGIZED FOR THE LATE SWITCH. THE LADY IN THE TWR SAID, 'NO PROB, SWITCH TO GND.' NOTHING MORE WAS SAID. I BELIEVE IT WAS A CLASSIC CASE OF DISTR.
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.