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|Local Time Of Day||0601 To 1200|
|Locale Reference||airport : oma|
|Altitude||agl bound lower : 0|
agl bound upper : 0
|Operator||common carrier : air taxi|
|Make Model Name||Small Transport|
|Flight Phase||ground other : taxi|
|Affiliation||company : air taxi|
|Function||flight crew : single pilot|
|Qualification||pilot : instrument|
pilot : commercial
pilot : cfi
|Experience||flight time last 90 days : 150|
flight time total : 1720
flight time type : 300
|Affiliation||government : faa|
|Function||controller : ground|
|Qualification||controller : non radar|
|Anomaly||incursion : runway|
non adherence : clearance
other anomaly other
|Independent Detector||other controllera|
other flight crewa
|Resolutory Action||controller : issued new clearance|
|Primary Problem||Flight Crew Human Performance|
|Air Traffic Incident||Pilot Deviation|
While taxiing for takeoff (taxi instructions -- taxi to 35) at oma, I had difficulty identing taxiways (i.e., a, B, G, etc.). Many ramps and taxiways are under construction. Upon arriving at vicinity of taxiway D, east, and T (see airport diagram) I read a sign stating: '32L and 35' (with arrow pointing toward 2 O'clock direction). I turned on the taxiway indicated believing it to be taxiway east. My plan was to take east to F. While taxiing (actually on D), I inadvertently taxied onto runway 35. At first, I believed the runway to be taxiway F, but soon realized my error. I immediately returned to taxiway D and asked ground control for assistance. There were no aircraft using 35 at the time, however, a dangerous situation could have developed. I believe the oma airport needs signage identing taxiway intxns.
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: GA PLT OF SMT ACFT INADVERTENTLY TAXIED ONTO A RWY AFTER MISIDENTING A TAXIWAY DUE TO THE LABELING OF AN ARPT INFO SIGN RESULTING IN NO CONFLICT.
Narrative: WHILE TAXIING FOR TKOF (TAXI INSTRUCTIONS -- TAXI TO 35) AT OMA, I HAD DIFFICULTY IDENTING TAXIWAYS (I.E., A, B, G, ETC.). MANY RAMPS AND TAXIWAYS ARE UNDER CONSTRUCTION. UPON ARRIVING AT VICINITY OF TAXIWAY D, E, AND T (SEE ARPT DIAGRAM) I READ A SIGN STATING: '32L AND 35' (WITH ARROW POINTING TOWARD 2 O'CLOCK DIRECTION). I TURNED ON THE TAXIWAY INDICATED BELIEVING IT TO BE TAXIWAY E. MY PLAN WAS TO TAKE E TO F. WHILE TAXIING (ACTUALLY ON D), I INADVERTENTLY TAXIED ONTO RWY 35. AT FIRST, I BELIEVED THE RWY TO BE TAXIWAY F, BUT SOON REALIZED MY ERROR. I IMMEDIATELY RETURNED TO TAXIWAY D AND ASKED GND CTL FOR ASSISTANCE. THERE WERE NO ACFT USING 35 AT THE TIME, HOWEVER, A DANGEROUS SITUATION COULD HAVE DEVELOPED. I BELIEVE THE OMA ARPT NEEDS SIGNAGE IDENTING TAXIWAY INTXNS.
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.