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Aviation Safety Reporting System
|Local Time Of Day||1801 To 2400|
|Locale Reference||airport : san|
|Altitude||agl bound lower : 0|
agl bound upper : 0
|Operator||common carrier : air carrier|
|Make Model Name||Medium Large Transport, Low Wing, 2 Turbojet Eng|
|Navigation In Use||Other |
|Flight Phase||ground other : taxi|
|Affiliation||company : air carrier|
|Function||flight crew : captain|
oversight : pic
|Qualification||pilot : atp|
|Experience||flight time last 90 days : 100|
flight time total : 7000
|Affiliation||company : air carrier|
|Function||flight crew : first officer|
|Qualification||pilot : instrument|
pilot : commercial
|Anomaly||non adherence : clearance|
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|
San-lax. We were supposed to depart XY00 PST, but had returned to the gate for a mechanical problem. It was MEL'ed and we pushed back again from gate, 20 mins late. We had tight connection flts in lax, so I was in a hurry to get going. We received taxi clearance to runway 27 from ground control and I began to single engine taxi. The parallel taxiway for runway 27 is under construction and is marked with flashing yellow lights and striped wooden ties as barriers. 1 set of blue edge lights is along the north side of the taxiway. It was night time. I began my taxi, following a yellow line and steering between the barriers. I taxied by mistake off the taxiway into the construction zone bordered by txwys F and east, runway 27 and the barriers for the main taxiway. It was my carelessness and haste which caused me to enter this area. It has never been an area to taxi and I was lucky it supported my weight. There was plenty of room where I stopped and a company tug hooked up and pushed me back onto the taxiway. Runway 27 operations were unaffected. I think if the barriers and lights were placed so that it would be impossible to taxi there, this won't happen again. This mistake was completely my fault, however. My first officer was busy with weight and balance data, trying to expedite our departure. I'll be more careful with construction.
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: CAPT OF ACR MLG ACFT INADVERTENTLY TAXIED OFF THE TXWY DURING TAXI FOR TKOF.
Narrative: SAN-LAX. WE WERE SUPPOSED TO DEPART XY00 PST, BUT HAD RETURNED TO THE GATE FOR A MECHANICAL PROB. IT WAS MEL'ED AND WE PUSHED BACK AGAIN FROM GATE, 20 MINS LATE. WE HAD TIGHT CONNECTION FLTS IN LAX, SO I WAS IN A HURRY TO GET GOING. WE RECEIVED TAXI CLRNC TO RWY 27 FROM GND CTL AND I BEGAN TO SINGLE ENG TAXI. THE PARALLEL TXWY FOR RWY 27 IS UNDER CONSTRUCTION AND IS MARKED WITH FLASHING YELLOW LIGHTS AND STRIPED WOODEN TIES AS BARRIERS. 1 SET OF BLUE EDGE LIGHTS IS ALONG THE N SIDE OF THE TXWY. IT WAS NIGHT TIME. I BEGAN MY TAXI, FOLLOWING A YELLOW LINE AND STEERING BTWN THE BARRIERS. I TAXIED BY MISTAKE OFF THE TXWY INTO THE CONSTRUCTION ZONE BORDERED BY TXWYS F AND E, RWY 27 AND THE BARRIERS FOR THE MAIN TXWY. IT WAS MY CARELESSNESS AND HASTE WHICH CAUSED ME TO ENTER THIS AREA. IT HAS NEVER BEEN AN AREA TO TAXI AND I WAS LUCKY IT SUPPORTED MY WT. THERE WAS PLENTY OF ROOM WHERE I STOPPED AND A COMPANY TUG HOOKED UP AND PUSHED ME BACK ONTO THE TXWY. RWY 27 OPS WERE UNAFFECTED. I THINK IF THE BARRIERS AND LIGHTS WERE PLACED SO THAT IT WOULD BE IMPOSSIBLE TO TAXI THERE, THIS WON'T HAPPEN AGAIN. THIS MISTAKE WAS COMPLETELY MY FAULT, HOWEVER. MY FO WAS BUSY WITH WT AND BAL DATA, TRYING TO EXPEDITE OUR DEP. I'LL BE MORE CAREFUL WITH CONSTRUCTION.
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.