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|Local Time Of Day||1801 To 2400|
|Locale Reference||airport : s62|
|Altitude||agl bound lower : 0|
agl bound upper : 0
|Operator||general aviation : personal|
|Make Model Name||Small Aircraft, High Wing, 1 Eng, Fixed Gear|
|Flight Phase||descent : approach|
|Function||flight crew : single pilot|
|Qualification||pilot : instrument|
pilot : commercial
|Experience||flight time last 90 days : 20|
flight time total : 840
|Function||observation : observer|
|Qualification||other other : other|
|Anomaly||conflict : ground less severe|
incursion : landing without clearance
non adherence : far
non adherence : published procedure
other anomaly other
|Independent Detector||other flight crewa|
|Resolutory Action||none taken : anomaly accepted|
|Primary Problem||Flight Crew Human Performance|
|Air Traffic Incident||Pilot Deviation|
On the evening of sep/thu/93, my wife, 2 friends, and I decided to go to silverwood theme park to view the evening air show and have dinner. As friends were arriving at sandpoint airport in different cars, we were delayed in our departure. Also, by coincidence no one possessed a clock or watch. Not wanting to arrive with the airport closed for the air show, I called silverwood unicom (122.7) as soon as possible and inquired as to air show time, etc. Advised them of location and ete (ETA unknown). Arriving in the pattern, I see the 'X' on runway 21. I called unicom and asked if airport was closed or if we could still land. A new voice (air show announcer) asked me how far out. At that point, I was over the field and 1 or 2 mins from landing. 'You are cleared to land,' he said. I realized he had no connection to ATC as facility is uncontrolled. I continued with my approach announcing my location and intentions. On final I resolved to land 'on the numbers' and clear the runway as soon as possible in consideration of the air show (impending). Not initially realizing the 'X' was constructed of lumber, my tailwheel did land on it causing noise, subsequent 'chatter,' but no damage. Resulted to the aircraft. So much for landing on the numbers.
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: SMA PLT LANDS ON CLOSED RWY. UNAUTH LNDG AT NON TWR ARPT UNICOM.
Narrative: ON THE EVENING OF SEP/THU/93, MY WIFE, 2 FRIENDS, AND I DECIDED TO GO TO SILVERWOOD THEME PARK TO VIEW THE EVENING AIR SHOW AND HAVE DINNER. AS FRIENDS WERE ARRIVING AT SANDPOINT ARPT IN DIFFERENT CARS, WE WERE DELAYED IN OUR DEP. ALSO, BY COINCIDENCE NO ONE POSSESSED A CLOCK OR WATCH. NOT WANTING TO ARRIVE WITH THE ARPT CLOSED FOR THE AIR SHOW, I CALLED SILVERWOOD UNICOM (122.7) AS SOON AS POSSIBLE AND INQUIRED AS TO AIR SHOW TIME, ETC. ADVISED THEM OF LOCATION AND ETE (ETA UNKNOWN). ARRIVING IN THE PATTERN, I SEE THE 'X' ON RWY 21. I CALLED UNICOM AND ASKED IF ARPT WAS CLOSED OR IF WE COULD STILL LAND. A NEW VOICE (AIR SHOW ANNOUNCER) ASKED ME HOW FAR OUT. AT THAT POINT, I WAS OVER THE FIELD AND 1 OR 2 MINS FROM LNDG. 'YOU ARE CLRED TO LAND,' HE SAID. I REALIZED HE HAD NO CONNECTION TO ATC AS FACILITY IS UNCTLED. I CONTINUED WITH MY APCH ANNOUNCING MY LOCATION AND INTENTIONS. ON FINAL I RESOLVED TO LAND 'ON THE NUMBERS' AND CLR THE RWY ASAP IN CONSIDERATION OF THE AIR SHOW (IMPENDING). NOT INITIALLY REALIZING THE 'X' WAS CONSTRUCTED OF LUMBER, MY TAILWHEEL DID LAND ON IT CAUSING NOISE, SUBSEQUENT 'CHATTER,' BUT NO DAMAGE. RESULTED TO THE ACFT. SO MUCH FOR LNDG ON THE NUMBERS.
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.