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Aviation Safety Reporting System
|Local Time Of Day||1201 To 1800|
|Locale Reference||airport : avx|
|Altitude||agl bound lower : 0|
agl bound upper : 0
|Operator||general aviation : personal|
|Make Model Name||Small Aircraft, Low Wing, 1 Eng, Fixed Gear|
|Flight Phase||ground other : taxi|
|Make Model Name||Small Transport|
|Flight Phase||descent : approach|
|Function||flight crew : single pilot|
|Qualification||pilot : instrument|
pilot : private
|Experience||flight time last 90 days : 21|
flight time total : 650
|Function||observation : passenger|
|Anomaly||conflict : ground critical|
inflight encounter : vfr in imc
non adherence : far
other spatial deviation
|Independent Detector||other flight crewa|
|Resolutory Action||flight crew : took evasive action|
|Miss Distance||unspecified : 10|
|Primary Problem||Flight Crew Human Performance|
|Air Traffic Incident||Pilot Deviation|
Westerly winds began to drive low clouds over the airport which is typical for this time of year. I filed IFR by phone at hawthorne FSS at approximately XA00 hours for departure about XB52 local time. Ceilings were on the runway with tops at about 300' AGL. Visibility was RVR 200' to the south and RVR 300' to the north. Center reported traffic at 1500' MSL in the vicinity. I transmitted on unicom 122.7 of my intentions to enter the runway to depart. No response was heard except for the local communications from the unicom station. Center had released me for departure. There was no warning of approaching traffic. I applied power to enter the runway when my back seat passenger grabbed my shoulders and screamed for me to stop. (I had my headphones on.) the small transport missed me by about 10'. He had to deviate headings but continued his landing. He disappeared into the clouds on the runway. After assuring myself the runway was clear, I took off. I asked unicom if they knew anything. They said negative and that they would 'talk' to these people. I contacted ZLA again and they also had no idea of this aircraft's intentions. I was flying an small aircraft and had 3 passenger. WX above this cloud layer was cavu.
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: CLOSE PROX GA-SMA TAXIING ONTO RWY GA-SMT ON LNDG APCH. WX WAS RVR 200' WITH TOPS OF SCUD AT 300'.
Narrative: WESTERLY WINDS BEGAN TO DRIVE LOW CLOUDS OVER THE ARPT WHICH IS TYPICAL FOR THIS TIME OF YEAR. I FILED IFR BY PHONE AT HAWTHORNE FSS AT APPROX XA00 HRS FOR DEP ABOUT XB52 LCL TIME. CEILINGS WERE ON THE RWY WITH TOPS AT ABOUT 300' AGL. VISIBILITY WAS RVR 200' TO THE S AND RVR 300' TO THE N. CENTER RPTED TFC AT 1500' MSL IN THE VICINITY. I XMITTED ON UNICOM 122.7 OF MY INTENTIONS TO ENTER THE RWY TO DEPART. NO RESPONSE WAS HEARD EXCEPT FOR THE LCL COMS FROM THE UNICOM STATION. CENTER HAD RELEASED ME FOR DEP. THERE WAS NO WARNING OF APCHING TFC. I APPLIED PWR TO ENTER THE RWY WHEN MY BACK SEAT PAX grabbed MY SHOULDERS AND SCREAMED FOR ME TO STOP. (I HAD MY HEADPHONES ON.) THE SMT MISSED ME BY ABOUT 10'. HE HAD TO DEVIATE HDGS BUT CONTINUED HIS LNDG. HE DISAPPEARED INTO THE CLOUDS ON THE RWY. AFTER ASSURING MYSELF THE RWY WAS CLR, I TOOK OFF. I ASKED UNICOM IF THEY KNEW ANYTHING. THEY SAID NEGATIVE AND THAT THEY WOULD 'TALK' TO THESE PEOPLE. I CONTACTED ZLA AGAIN AND THEY ALSO HAD NO IDEA OF THIS ACFT'S INTENTIONS. I WAS FLYING AN SMA AND HAD 3 PAX. WX ABOVE THIS CLOUD LAYER WAS CAVU.
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.