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|Local Time Of Day||1801 To 2400|
|Locale Reference||atc facility : nfg|
|Altitude||agl bound lower : 0|
agl bound upper : 0
|Controlling Facilities||tower : nfg|
|Operator||general aviation : instructional|
|Make Model Name||Small Aircraft, High Wing, 1 Eng, Fixed Gear|
|Flight Phase||landing other|
|Function||flight crew : single pilot|
|Qualification||pilot : private|
|Experience||flight time last 90 days : 24|
flight time total : 160
flight time type : 14
|Anomaly||incursion : landing without clearance|
other anomaly other
other anomaly other
|Independent Detector||other other : unspecified cockpit|
|Resolutory Action||none taken : detected after the fact|
|Primary Problem||Flight Crew Human Performance|
|Air Traffic Incident||Pilot Deviation|
An inadvertent landing at camp pendleton resulted from unfamiliarity with the area, during marginal VFR. Other contributors are oceanside is an uncontrolled airport. Therefore, intending to land at ocn, I was transmitting in the blind. This situation enhanced the illusion that camp pendleton was my airport of intended landing. There was nothing visual to indicate that this was camp pendleton, prior to landing, therefore I landed.
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: SMA PLT LANDS WRONG ARPT.
Narrative: AN INADVERTENT LNDG AT CAMP PENDLETON RESULTED FROM UNFAMILIARITY WITH THE AREA, DURING MARGINAL VFR. OTHER CONTRIBUTORS ARE OCEANSIDE IS AN UNCTLED ARPT. THEREFORE, INTENDING TO LAND AT OCN, I WAS XMITTING IN THE BLIND. THIS SIT ENHANCED THE ILLUSION THAT CAMP PENDLETON WAS MY ARPT OF INTENDED LNDG. THERE WAS NOTHING VISUAL TO INDICATE THAT THIS WAS CAMP PENDLETON, PRIOR TO LNDG, THEREFORE I LANDED.
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.