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|Local Time Of Day||1201 To 1800|
|Locale Reference||airport : sef|
|Altitude||agl bound lower : 0|
agl bound upper : 0
|Operator||general aviation : personal|
|Make Model Name||Small Aircraft|
|Flight Phase||ground other : taxi|
|Function||flight crew : single pilot|
|Qualification||pilot : instrument|
pilot : cfi
pilot : commercial
|Experience||flight time last 90 days : 70|
flight time total : 4000
flight time type : 25
|Anomaly||other anomaly other|
other anomaly other
|Independent Detector||other flight crewa|
|Resolutory Action||none taken : detected after the fact|
|Primary Problem||Flight Crew Human Performance|
|Air Traffic Incident||other|
|Airport||other physical facility|
On landing at sebring, fl, I called and requested the active runway. I was advised to land runway 14. 14 is 300' wide with no markings except 1 short centerline marking at the end. On rollout I began to turn toward first taxiway. As I got close I saw blue runway type lights extending out into runway pavement on my right side. I turned back toward centerline (left) and immediately struck a yellow plastic sign. Minor damage to propeller repaired at FBO. Propeller shop sign being repaired at airport. Sign was 75' into runway from edge!!! Runway 36-18 has lights and is paved 150' wide with asphalt. 14 has no markings indicating a 'narrow' runway. Lights and sign just extend out onto concrete pavement.
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: GA SMA TAILDRAGGER HIT RWY SIGN AT SEF AS THE ACFT WAS TURNING ONTO A TXWY.
Narrative: ON LNDG AT SEBRING, FL, I CALLED AND REQUESTED THE ACTIVE RWY. I WAS ADVISED TO LAND RWY 14. 14 IS 300' WIDE WITH NO MARKINGS EXCEPT 1 SHORT CENTERLINE MARKING AT THE END. ON ROLLOUT I BEGAN TO TURN TOWARD FIRST TXWY. AS I GOT CLOSE I SAW BLUE RWY TYPE LIGHTS EXTENDING OUT INTO RWY PAVEMENT ON MY RIGHT SIDE. I TURNED BACK TOWARD CENTERLINE (LEFT) AND IMMEDIATELY STRUCK A YELLOW PLASTIC SIGN. MINOR DAMAGE TO PROP REPAIRED AT FBO. PROP SHOP SIGN BEING REPAIRED AT ARPT. SIGN WAS 75' INTO RWY FROM EDGE!!! RWY 36-18 HAS LIGHTS AND IS PAVED 150' WIDE WITH ASPHALT. 14 HAS NO MARKINGS INDICATING A 'NARROW' RWY. LIGHTS AND SIGN JUST EXTEND OUT ONTO CONCRETE PAVEMENT.
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.