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|Local Time Of Day||1201 To 1800|
|Locale Reference||airport : dvn|
|Altitude||agl bound lower : 0|
agl bound upper : 0
|Operator||general aviation : instructional|
|Make Model Name||Small Aircraft, Low Wing, 1 Eng, Retractable Gear|
|Flight Phase||climbout : takeoff|
|Function||oversight : airport manager|
|Qualification||other other : other|
|Function||instruction : instructor|
|Qualification||pilot : cfi|
|Anomaly||incursion : landing without clearance|
incursion : runway
non adherence : far
|Independent Detector||other other : unspecified|
|Resolutory Action||none taken : anomaly accepted|
|Primary Problem||Flight Crew Human Performance|
|Air Traffic Incident||Pilot Deviation|
|Airport||other physical facility|
procedure or policy : unspecified
This is the latest of a continuing series of incidents. Airport runway 15/33 was closed for repainting the markings. The runway was notamed, yellow X markings on both numbers, 2 FBO's were advised, and air traffic services notified. The airport has no tower, approach services are provided by quad city approach, 12 mi away. During the course of the afternoon, no less than 5 aircraft took off and at least 1 landed over the X markers. The landing aircraft was flown by a flight instructor that complained that he nearly go the material wrapped in the propeller. In 12 years at this airport the runway has never yet been closed for more than a short period that someone has not taken off, landed or both on the closed runway. I was advised by kansas city FAA that there is not a specific charge of 'taking off' or 'landing' on a closed runway. The only recourse is if any damage is incurred the pilot may be charged with careless and reckless operation of an aircraft. This is totally ridiculous. You can lose a license for a VFR penetration of an arsa with no one else in miles, but you land on a closed runway through a work crew and there are no charges. The specified 'yellow' material for the markers is no help either. It shows up great on a new or recoated asphalt runway. If the material fades a little or is placed on white concrete, the X is probably the last thing seen by the pilot, especially on takeoff. This is a situation that should have been fixed yesterday.
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: RWY WAS CLOSED WITH PROPER NOTIFICATIONS AND MARKINGS BUT ACFT LANDED AND TOOK OFF OVER THE X MARKERS.
Narrative: THIS IS THE LATEST OF A CONTINUING SERIES OF INCIDENTS. ARPT RWY 15/33 WAS CLOSED FOR REPAINTING THE MARKINGS. THE RWY WAS NOTAMED, YELLOW X MARKINGS ON BOTH NUMBERS, 2 FBO'S WERE ADVISED, AND AIR TFC SERVICES NOTIFIED. THE ARPT HAS NO TWR, APCH SERVICES ARE PROVIDED BY QUAD CITY APCH, 12 MI AWAY. DURING THE COURSE OF THE AFTERNOON, NO LESS THAN 5 ACFT TOOK OFF AND AT LEAST 1 LANDED OVER THE X MARKERS. THE LNDG ACFT WAS FLOWN BY A FLT INSTRUCTOR THAT COMPLAINED THAT HE NEARLY GO THE MATERIAL WRAPPED IN THE PROP. IN 12 YEARS AT THIS ARPT THE RWY HAS NEVER YET BEEN CLOSED FOR MORE THAN A SHORT PERIOD THAT SOMEONE HAS NOT TAKEN OFF, LANDED OR BOTH ON THE CLOSED RWY. I WAS ADVISED BY KANSAS CITY FAA THAT THERE IS NOT A SPECIFIC CHARGE OF 'TAKING OFF' OR 'LNDG' ON A CLOSED RWY. THE ONLY RECOURSE IS IF ANY DAMAGE IS INCURRED THE PLT MAY BE CHARGED WITH CARELESS AND RECKLESS OPERATION OF AN ACFT. THIS IS TOTALLY RIDICULOUS. YOU CAN LOSE A LICENSE FOR A VFR PENETRATION OF AN ARSA WITH NO ONE ELSE IN MILES, BUT YOU LAND ON A CLOSED RWY THROUGH A WORK CREW AND THERE ARE NO CHARGES. THE SPECIFIED 'YELLOW' MATERIAL FOR THE MARKERS IS NO HELP EITHER. IT SHOWS UP GREAT ON A NEW OR RECOATED ASPHALT RWY. IF THE MATERIAL FADES A LITTLE OR IS PLACED ON WHITE CONCRETE, THE X IS PROBABLY THE LAST THING SEEN BY THE PLT, ESPECIALLY ON TKOF. THIS IS A SITUATION THAT SHOULD HAVE BEEN FIXED YESTERDAY.
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.