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Aviation Safety Reporting System
|Local Time Of Day||0601 To 1200|
|Locale Reference||atc facility : pia|
|Altitude||agl bound lower : 0|
agl bound upper : 0
|Operator||general aviation : personal|
|Make Model Name||Small Aircraft, High Wing, 1 Eng, Fixed Gear|
|Flight Phase||climbout : takeoff|
ground other : taxi
|Function||flight crew : single pilot|
|Qualification||pilot : commercial|
|Experience||flight time last 90 days : 0|
flight time total : 709
flight time type : 394
|Affiliation||government : faa|
|Function||controller : local|
|Qualification||controller : non radar|
|Anomaly||incursion : runway|
non adherence : clearance
non adherence : far
|Independent Detector||other controllera|
|Resolutory Action||none taken : anomaly accepted|
|Consequence||faa : assigned or threatened penalties|
faa : investigated
|Primary Problem||Flight Crew Human Performance|
|Air Traffic Incident||Pilot Deviation|
1) problem arose from confusion and encroachment onto an active runway while a commercial aircraft was on final approach for landing. 2) landing aircraft observed while turning on runway. 3) ground control directed pilot to exit runway via next taxiway approximately 1500' away. 4) reporter concluded it best to takeoff rather than taxi 1500'. 5) apparently ATC advised landing aircraft to abort landing. 6) judgements: a) reporter--clear runway as soon as possible to provide safe landing clearance. B) ground control--should have observed and stopped encroachment on runway and given more appropriate instructions, ie, 'do 180 to clear runway.' C) landing aircraft could have safely landed west/O incident. Assume go around given by ATC. 7) reporter experience confusion at a strange airport. Ground control did not properly evaluate situation and gave unsafe instruction to reporter. Callback conversation with reporter revealed the following: reporter states yes, he could have made a 180 degree turn and been off the runway, but his instinct was to just get out of the way as soon as possible. Contacted tower after departure. Was informed incident had to be reported due to FAA's current incident policy. GADO followed up, then information sent to regional for review. Letters were exchanged and now waiting to set up meeting for review and determine suspension. Reporter did not know of ASRS program until conversation with other pilots.
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: INADVERTENT TAXI ONTO ACTIVE RWY. ACFT ON FINAL. GND REQUESTED PLT TO TAXI TO FIRST TURNOFF TO CLEAR RWY. PLT TOOK OFF INSTEAD.
Narrative: 1) PROB AROSE FROM CONFUSION AND ENCROACHMENT ONTO AN ACTIVE RWY WHILE A COMMERCIAL ACFT WAS ON FINAL APCH FOR LNDG. 2) LNDG ACFT OBSERVED WHILE TURNING ON RWY. 3) GND CTL DIRECTED PLT TO EXIT RWY VIA NEXT TXWY APPROX 1500' AWAY. 4) RPTR CONCLUDED IT BEST TO TKOF RATHER THAN TAXI 1500'. 5) APPARENTLY ATC ADVISED LNDG ACFT TO ABORT LNDG. 6) JUDGEMENTS: A) RPTR--CLR RWY ASAP TO PROVIDE SAFE LNDG CLRNC. B) GND CTL--SHOULD HAVE OBSERVED AND STOPPED ENCROACHMENT ON RWY AND GIVEN MORE APPROPRIATE INSTRUCTIONS, IE, 'DO 180 TO CLR RWY.' C) LNDG ACFT COULD HAVE SAFELY LANDED W/O INCIDENT. ASSUME GAR GIVEN BY ATC. 7) RPTR EXPERIENCE CONFUSION AT A STRANGE ARPT. GND CTL DID NOT PROPERLY EVALUATE SITUATION AND GAVE UNSAFE INSTRUCTION TO RPTR. CALLBACK CONVERSATION WITH RPTR REVEALED THE FOLLOWING: RPTR STATES YES, HE COULD HAVE MADE A 180 DEG TURN AND BEEN OFF THE RWY, BUT HIS INSTINCT WAS TO JUST GET OUT OF THE WAY ASAP. CONTACTED TWR AFTER DEP. WAS INFORMED INCIDENT HAD TO BE RPTED DUE TO FAA'S CURRENT INCIDENT POLICY. GADO FOLLOWED UP, THEN INFO SENT TO REGIONAL FOR REVIEW. LETTERS WERE EXCHANGED AND NOW WAITING TO SET UP MEETING FOR REVIEW AND DETERMINE SUSPENSION. RPTR DID NOT KNOW OF ASRS PROGRAM UNTIL CONVERSATION WITH OTHER PLTS.
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.