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|Local Time Of Day||1801 To 2400|
|Locale Reference||airport : sfb|
|Altitude||msl bound lower : 300|
msl bound upper : 650
|Controlling Facilities||tower : sfb|
|Operator||general aviation : personal|
|Make Model Name||Small Aircraft, Low Wing, 2 Eng, Retractable Gear|
|Flight Phase||descent : approach|
|Function||instruction : trainee|
|Qualification||pilot : instrument|
pilot : commercial
|Experience||flight time last 90 days : 12|
flight time total : 402
flight time type : 50
|Function||instruction : instructor|
|Anomaly||aircraft equipment problem : less severe|
conflict : nmac
non adherence : far
|Independent Detector||other controllera|
other flight crewa
|Consequence||faa : reviewed incident with flight crew|
|Miss Distance||vertical : 350|
|Primary Problem||Flight Crew Human Performance|
|Air Traffic Incident||Pilot Deviation|
*Analyst's summary: small aircraft twin doing touch and go's at night at sanford regional airport, fl. Radio reception ceased so instrument and trnee decided that the tower had closed for the night. They continued in the pattern for touch and go's. Radio reception was intermittent between noise (attributed to new generator). On final approach for runway 9 they saw another aircraft and faintly heard someone say there were 2 landing lights on final. The 2 pilots then heard a voice they recognized as the tower chief come on and advise an small aircraft not to descend any lower. Tower controller then cleared the small aircraft twin to land. Reporter called the chief next morning at home and discussed the situation. Chief said he was still in the tower and had heard pilot of small aircraft whose voice he recognized and saw the 2 aircraft on final. So, he came on the air and separated the 2 aircraft as he saw that less than standard separation had occurred. They discussed how to increase safety at night with traffic at the airport and chief offered the advice to 'listen up.'
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: PLT TRAINEE ON 2 MILE FINAL FOR RWY 9 AT SFB AT NIGHT EXPERIENCED POOR RADIO RECEPTION AND DID NOT HEAR ANOTHER ACFT ANNOUNCE FINAL FOR RWY 9. TWR HAD CLOSED, BUT TWR CHIEF WAS STILL THERE, HEARD THE TRANSMISSION, GOT ON THE AIR TO ADVISE THE UPPER ACFT NOT TO DESCENT ANY LOWER AND FIRST ACFT TO LAND. LESS THAN STANDARD SEPARATION.
Narrative: *ANALYST'S SUMMARY: SMA TWIN DOING TOUCH AND GO'S AT NIGHT AT SANFORD REGIONAL ARPT, FL. RADIO RECEPTION CEASED SO INSTR AND TRNEE DECIDED THAT THE TWR HAD CLOSED FOR THE NIGHT. THEY CONTINUED IN THE PATTERN FOR TOUCH AND GO'S. RADIO RECEPTION WAS INTERMITTENT BTWN NOISE (ATTRIBUTED TO NEW GENERATOR). ON FINAL APCH FOR RWY 9 THEY SAW ANOTHER ACFT AND FAINTLY HEARD SOMEONE SAY THERE WERE 2 LNDG LIGHTS ON FINAL. THE 2 PLTS THEN HEARD A VOICE THEY RECOGNIZED AS THE TWR CHIEF COME ON AND ADVISE AN SMA NOT TO DSND ANY LOWER. TWR CTLR THEN CLRED THE SMA TWIN TO LAND. RPTR CALLED THE CHIEF NEXT MORNING AT HOME AND DISCUSSED THE SITUATION. CHIEF SAID HE WAS STILL IN THE TWR AND HAD HEARD PLT OF SMA WHOSE VOICE HE RECOGNIZED AND SAW THE 2 ACFT ON FINAL. SO, HE CAME ON THE AIR AND SEPARATED THE 2 ACFT AS HE SAW THAT LTSS HAD OCCURRED. THEY DISCUSSED HOW TO INCREASE SAFETY AT NIGHT WITH TFC AT THE ARPT AND CHIEF OFFERED THE ADVICE TO 'LISTEN UP.'
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.