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Aviation Safety Reporting System
|Local Time Of Day||1801 To 2400|
|Locale Reference||airport : pnc|
|Altitude||agl bound lower : 0|
agl bound upper : 500
|Operator||general aviation : instructional|
|Make Model Name||Small Aircraft, Low Wing, 1 Eng, Retractable Gear|
|Flight Phase||descent : approach|
landing : go around
|Function||flight crew : single pilot|
|Qualification||pilot : private|
|Experience||flight time last 90 days : 25|
flight time total : 1000
flight time type : 25
|Anomaly||inflight encounter other|
non adherence : far
other anomaly other
other spatial deviation
|Independent Detector||other flight crewa|
|Resolutory Action||none taken : anomaly accepted|
|Primary Problem||Flight Crew Human Performance|
|Air Traffic Incident||Pilot Deviation|
Tremendous direct xwing--090 degrees at 25+ KTS on final approach. Ran out of rudder. Touched down on wheel and did a go around. Decided to use 40' wide fire land road--paved. Came in high and dropped down and did a good landing, safely. Had to overfly hangars at west end of road. Have seen other planes use in high wind conditions. There is a large new hangar at west end now. Felt it necessary to file this report in case someone would object to using roadway (fire land) for purposes of safe landing (approximately 2500' in length). A storm was moving in; could see lightning to west and north. I have landed on many grass, short strips.
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: SMA PLT LANDS ON 40' WIDE FIRE ROAD WHEN CROSSWIND DISALLOWS HIS LNDG ON THE N-S RWY.
Narrative: TREMENDOUS DIRECT XWING--090 DEGS AT 25+ KTS ON FINAL APCH. RAN OUT OF RUDDER. TOUCHED DOWN ON WHEEL AND DID A GAR. DECIDED TO USE 40' WIDE FIRE LAND ROAD--PAVED. CAME IN HIGH AND DROPPED DOWN AND DID A GOOD LNDG, SAFELY. HAD TO OVERFLY HANGARS AT W END OF ROAD. HAVE SEEN OTHER PLANES USE IN HIGH WIND CONDITIONS. THERE IS A LARGE NEW HANGAR AT W END NOW. FELT IT NECESSARY TO FILE THIS RPT IN CASE SOMEONE WOULD OBJECT TO USING ROADWAY (FIRE LAND) FOR PURPOSES OF SAFE LNDG (APPROX 2500' IN LENGTH). A STORM WAS MOVING IN; COULD SEE LIGHTNING TO W AND N. I HAVE LANDED ON MANY GRASS, SHORT STRIPS.
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.