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Aviation Safety Reporting System
|Local Time Of Day||0601 To 1200|
|Locale Reference||airport : sts|
|Altitude||agl bound lower : 0|
agl bound upper : 0
|Operator||general aviation : instructional|
|Make Model Name||Small Aircraft|
|Flight Phase||landing other|
|Function||flight crew : single pilot|
|Qualification||pilot : student|
|Experience||flight time last 90 days : 20|
flight time total : 30
flight time type : 20
other anomaly other
other anomaly other
|Independent Detector||other flight crewa|
|Resolutory Action||none taken : insufficient time|
|Primary Problem||Flight Crew Human Performance|
|Air Traffic Incident||Pilot Deviation|
Nothing I can't correct on my own. Need a little more work on xwinds. Upon landing, airplane drifted to the left and veering left after touchdown. Must have gotten wind gust from the right. From this point, I was unable to bring the plane back to the center of the runway. Evidently didn't hit right rudder. Plane continued onto the infield between runway and taxiway. At this point, tried not to steer aircraft. Almost reached the taxiway before striking runway marker sign.
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: AN SMA STUDENT PLT RAN OFF THE SIDE OF THE RWY AND HIT A RWY MARKER IN A XWIND.
Narrative: NOTHING I CAN'T CORRECT ON MY OWN. NEED A LITTLE MORE WORK ON XWINDS. UPON LNDG, AIRPLANE DRIFTED TO THE L AND VEERING L AFTER TOUCHDOWN. MUST HAVE GOTTEN WIND GUST FROM THE R. FROM THIS POINT, I WAS UNABLE TO BRING THE PLANE BACK TO THE CTR OF THE RWY. EVIDENTLY DIDN'T HIT R RUDDER. PLANE CONTINUED ONTO THE INFIELD BTWN RWY AND TXWY. AT THIS POINT, TRIED NOT TO STEER ACFT. ALMOST REACHED THE TXWY BEFORE STRIKING RWY MARKER SIGN.
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.