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Aviation Safety Reporting System
|Local Time Of Day||0601 To 1200|
|Locale Reference||airport : srq|
|Altitude||agl bound lower : 0|
agl bound upper : 0
|Operator||general aviation : personal|
|Make Model Name||Small Aircraft, Low Wing, 1 Eng, Retractable Gear|
|Flight Phase||descent : approach|
|Function||flight crew : single pilot|
|Qualification||pilot : commercial|
pilot : instrument
|Experience||flight time last 90 days : 12|
flight time total : 5500
|Affiliation||government : faa|
|Function||controller : local|
|Qualification||controller : non radar|
|Anomaly||non adherence : clearance|
other anomaly other
other spatial deviation
|Independent Detector||other controllera|
|Resolutory Action||none taken : detected after the fact|
|Consequence||faa : reviewed incident with flight crew|
|Primary Problem||Flight Crew Human Performance|
|Air Traffic Incident||Pilot Deviation|
I was cleared to land on runway 14 at the srq. As I flew close to the approach end of the runway, my attention was distraction by a helicopter hovering over the runway about where I would be rolling out. Nobody made any transmission regarding the intentions of the helicopter which slowly moved out of its position and I returned my attention to my landing. Rounded out and landed. As I turned off the 'runway' ground controller said, 'you have just landed on runway 14 right'. Puzzled I thought, 'srq has no runway 14R'. Then the horror and embarrassment of it hit me. I had landed on the taxiway! I have never done that before in 49 yrs of flying. So this is what can happen when you allow your attention to be diverted from the primary job at hand. Never again I hope!
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: SMA PLT MAKES AN UNAUTH LNDG ON TXWY.
Narrative: I WAS CLRED TO LAND ON RWY 14 AT THE SRQ. AS I FLEW CLOSE TO THE APCH END OF THE RWY, MY ATTN WAS DISTR BY A HELI HOVERING OVER THE RWY ABOUT WHERE I WOULD BE ROLLING OUT. NOBODY MADE ANY XMISSION REGARDING THE INTENTIONS OF THE HELI WHICH SLOWLY MOVED OUT OF ITS POS AND I RETURNED MY ATTN TO MY LNDG. ROUNDED OUT AND LANDED. AS I TURNED OFF THE 'RWY' GND CTLR SAID, 'YOU HAVE JUST LANDED ON RWY 14 R'. PUZZLED I THOUGHT, 'SRQ HAS NO RWY 14R'. THEN THE HORROR AND EMBARRASSMENT OF IT HIT ME. I HAD LANDED ON THE TXWY! I HAVE NEVER DONE THAT BEFORE IN 49 YRS OF FLYING. SO THIS IS WHAT CAN HAPPEN WHEN YOU ALLOW YOUR ATTN TO BE DIVERTED FROM THE PRIMARY JOB AT HAND. NEVER AGAIN I HOPE!
Data retrieved from NASA's ASRS site as of July 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.