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|Local Time Of Day||0601 To 1200|
|Locale Reference||airport : gnt|
|Altitude||agl bound lower : 0|
agl bound upper : 0
|Operator||general aviation : corporate|
|Make Model Name||Light Transport|
|Flight Phase||descent : approach|
|Route In Use||approach : visual|
|Function||flight crew : captain|
oversight : pic
|Qualification||pilot : atp|
|Experience||flight time last 90 days : 70|
flight time total : 6500
flight time type : 1400
|Function||flight crew : first officer|
|Qualification||pilot : instrument|
pilot : commercial
|Anomaly||non adherence : clearance|
non adherence : far
non adherence : published procedure
other anomaly other
|Independent Detector||other controllera|
|Consequence||faa : investigated|
|Air Traffic Incident||other|
|Airport||other physical facility|
procedure or policy : unspecified
Via telephone conversation, it was confirmed, on 6/wed/90, with the assistant airport manager and construction superintendent that the grants-milan, new mexico airport was going to be open on 6/thur/90, after new overlayment had been completed. The morning of departure (6/thur/90) it was noted that the airport was still notamed closed. On approach into gnt abq center advised the gnt airport was closed. It was explained that the airport was open but the NOTAM had not been lifted. The construction superintendent (responsible for opening and closing the airport) provided a signed statement authorizing our operation into grants-milan. Abq FAA called gnt and the assistant airport manager explained the situation. Abq FAA stated that no action would be taken. After arrival, we found that the NOTAM had not been lifted due to runway striping not being finished resulting from equipment malfunction. This information would have been appreciated prior to our flight in which case we would have diverted to gallup, NM, to preclude any possibility of compromise.
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: LTT FLT CREW LANDED AT ARPT THAT THE ZAB CR SAID WAS NOTAMED CLOSED, NOT KNOWING THAT THE PIC HAD COORD THE DAY BEFORE WITH ARPT MGR AND CONSTRUCTION SUPVR REGARDING THE OPENING UP THE NEXT DAY. A PREPLANNED OPERATION.
Narrative: VIA TELEPHONE CONVERSATION, IT WAS CONFIRMED, ON 6/WED/90, WITH THE ASSISTANT ARPT MGR AND CONSTRUCTION SUPERINTENDENT THAT THE GRANTS-MILAN, NEW MEXICO ARPT WAS GOING TO BE OPEN ON 6/THUR/90, AFTER NEW OVERLAYMENT HAD BEEN COMPLETED. THE MORNING OF DEP (6/THUR/90) IT WAS NOTED THAT THE ARPT WAS STILL NOTAMED CLOSED. ON APCH INTO GNT ABQ CTR ADVISED THE GNT ARPT WAS CLOSED. IT WAS EXPLAINED THAT THE ARPT WAS OPEN BUT THE NOTAM HAD NOT BEEN LIFTED. THE CONSTRUCTION SUPERINTENDENT (RESPONSIBLE FOR OPENING AND CLOSING THE ARPT) PROVIDED A SIGNED STATEMENT AUTHORIZING OUR OPERATION INTO GRANTS-MILAN. ABQ FAA CALLED GNT AND THE ASSISTANT ARPT MGR EXPLAINED THE SITUATION. ABQ FAA STATED THAT NO ACTION WOULD BE TAKEN. AFTER ARR, WE FOUND THAT THE NOTAM HAD NOT BEEN LIFTED DUE TO RWY STRIPING NOT BEING FINISHED RESULTING FROM EQUIP MALFUNCTION. THIS INFO WOULD HAVE BEEN APPRECIATED PRIOR TO OUR FLT IN WHICH CASE WE WOULD HAVE DIVERTED TO GALLUP, NM, TO PRECLUDE ANY POSSIBILITY OF COMPROMISE.
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.