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|Local Time Of Day||1201 To 1800|
|Locale Reference||airport : mqy|
|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||climbout : takeoff|
ground : holding
ground other : taxi
|Function||flight crew : single pilot|
|Qualification||pilot : private|
|Experience||flight time last 90 days : 22|
flight time total : 400
flight time type : 186
|Affiliation||government : faa|
|Function||controller : local|
|Qualification||controller : non radar|
|Anomaly||incursion : runway|
non adherence : clearance
other anomaly other
|Independent Detector||other controllera|
|Resolutory Action||none taken : detected after the fact|
none taken : anomaly accepted
|Primary Problem||Flight Crew Human Performance|
|Air Traffic Incident||Pilot Deviation|
5/90 I was told to taxi to runway 19. While I was on the taxiway I was advised by ground control that some emergency vehs were coming down the taxiway and that I should move to the right side. Communication was not good with ground control and I thought that I was told to proceed to runway 14. (Taxiway to 14 crosses the end of runway 19.) I did not realize the 'proceed to runway' 14 was only information concerning the destination of the emergency vehs until I had crossed runway 19 and saw the emergency vehs on runway 14. At this time I turned around and recrossed runway 19. I had been making a comparison check between the dg and compass. I was informed by ground control that I had crossed an active arwy. I switched to tower frequency and informed them that I was ready for takeoff. I thought I received clearance but was informed during takeoff that I had received takeoff clearance. Contributing factors: poor communication, not wearing my headset, did not rechk with ground when I thought I had been changed to runway 14. I should not have moved once I crossed runway 19 until I rechked with ground. I should have rechked with tower about clearance to takeoff. Corrective action: 3 hours with CFI at controled airport. Once a mistake has been made, a pilot should stop, reevaluate the situation and take whatever corrective action is required at this point.
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: GA SMT UNAUTH TAXI RWY CROSSING TKOF.
Narrative: 5/90 I WAS TOLD TO TAXI TO RWY 19. WHILE I WAS ON THE TXWY I WAS ADVISED BY GND CTL THAT SOME EMER VEHS WERE COMING DOWN THE TXWY AND THAT I SHOULD MOVE TO THE RIGHT SIDE. COM WAS NOT GOOD WITH GND CTL AND I THOUGHT THAT I WAS TOLD TO PROCEED TO RWY 14. (TXWY TO 14 CROSSES THE END OF RWY 19.) I DID NOT REALIZE THE 'PROCEED TO RWY' 14 WAS ONLY INFO CONCERNING THE DEST OF THE EMER VEHS UNTIL I HAD CROSSED RWY 19 AND SAW THE EMER VEHS ON RWY 14. AT THIS TIME I TURNED AROUND AND RECROSSED RWY 19. I HAD BEEN MAKING A COMPARISON CHK BTWN THE DG AND COMPASS. I WAS INFORMED BY GND CTL THAT I HAD CROSSED AN ACTIVE ARWY. I SWITCHED TO TWR FREQ AND INFORMED THEM THAT I WAS READY FOR TKOF. I THOUGHT I RECEIVED CLRNC BUT WAS INFORMED DURING TKOF THAT I HAD RECEIVED TKOF CLRNC. CONTRIBUTING FACTORS: POOR COM, NOT WEARING MY HEADSET, DID NOT RECHK WITH GND WHEN I THOUGHT I HAD BEEN CHANGED TO RWY 14. I SHOULD NOT HAVE MOVED ONCE I CROSSED RWY 19 UNTIL I RECHKED WITH GND. I SHOULD HAVE RECHKED WITH TWR ABOUT CLRNC TO TKOF. CORRECTIVE ACTION: 3 HRS WITH CFI AT CTLED ARPT. ONCE A MISTAKE HAS BEEN MADE, A PLT SHOULD STOP, REEVALUATE THE SITUATION AND TAKE WHATEVER CORRECTIVE ACTION IS REQUIRED AT THIS POINT.
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.