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Aviation Safety Reporting System
|Local Time Of Day||1801 To 2400|
|Locale Reference||airport : hpn|
|Altitude||agl bound lower : 0|
agl bound upper : 0
|Controlling Facilities||tower : ord|
|Operator||general aviation : personal|
|Make Model Name||Small Transport, Low Wing, 2 Recip Eng|
|Flight Phase||landing other|
|Function||flight crew : single pilot|
|Qualification||pilot : commercial|
pilot : instrument
|Experience||flight time last 90 days : 79|
flight time total : 1628
flight time type : 108
|Affiliation||government : faa|
|Function||controller : local|
|Qualification||controller : non radar|
other anomaly other
|Independent Detector||other other : unspecified cockpit|
|Resolutory Action||none taken : insufficient time|
|Primary Problem||Flight Crew Human Performance|
|Air Traffic Incident||Pilot Deviation|
I was cleared by new york approach for visual to runway 34R traffic approximately 5 NM northeast of airport at 3000 ft. While descending I was set for a 45 degree angle entry for right downwind to 34. I was instructed to contact the tower. Tower instructed me to make right base to 29, which meant my rate of descent had to be increased. The next transmission from the tower was to start my turn to final now. Which I complied with but was not set up on the extended centerline of 29 causing an angled approach into the sun directly in front of me. Arriving over the runway #'south slightly high, I then noticed a small 4 legged animal near side of runway dash across left to right in my intended landing spot. I stayed slightly above runway and added power slightly to be assured of missing the animal. I then reduced power to reestablish landing flare. I touched down always believing sufficient runway remained for a safe landing. Heavy braking was applied as end of runway neared still believing I could stop prior to runway end. Aircraft exited end of runway down slope into brush. In retrospect a go-around should have been initiated when animal crossed runways.
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: ANIMAL ON END OF RWY AT TOUCHDOWN POINT CAUSED PLT TO HOLD OFF LNDG, TOUCHED DOWN TOO FAR DOWN RWY TO STOP, RAN OFF END OF RWY.
Narrative: I WAS CLRED BY NEW YORK APCH FOR VISUAL TO RWY 34R TFC APPROX 5 NM NE OF ARPT AT 3000 FT. WHILE DSNDING I WAS SET FOR A 45 DEG ANGLE ENTRY FOR R DOWNWIND TO 34. I WAS INSTRUCTED TO CONTACT THE TWR. TWR INSTRUCTED ME TO MAKE R BASE TO 29, WHICH MEANT MY RATE OF DSCNT HAD TO BE INCREASED. THE NEXT XMISSION FROM THE TWR WAS TO START MY TURN TO FINAL NOW. WHICH I COMPLIED WITH BUT WAS NOT SET UP ON THE EXTENDED CENTERLINE OF 29 CAUSING AN ANGLED APCH INTO THE SUN DIRECTLY IN FRONT OF ME. ARRIVING OVER THE RWY #'S SLIGHTLY HIGH, I THEN NOTICED A SMALL 4 LEGGED ANIMAL NEAR SIDE OF RWY DASH ACROSS L TO R IN MY INTENDED LNDG SPOT. I STAYED SLIGHTLY ABOVE RWY AND ADDED PWR SLIGHTLY TO BE ASSURED OF MISSING THE ANIMAL. I THEN REDUCED PWR TO REESTABLISH LNDG FLARE. I TOUCHED DOWN ALWAYS BELIEVING SUFFICIENT RWY REMAINED FOR A SAFE LNDG. HVY BRAKING WAS APPLIED AS END OF RWY NEARED STILL BELIEVING I COULD STOP PRIOR TO RWY END. ACFT EXITED END OF RWY DOWN SLOPE INTO BRUSH. IN RETROSPECT A GO-AROUND SHOULD HAVE BEEN INITIATED WHEN ANIMAL CROSSED RWYS.
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.