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Aviation Safety Reporting System
|Local Time Of Day||1201 To 1800|
|Locale Reference||airport : act|
|Altitude||agl bound lower : 0|
agl bound upper : 0
|Controlling Facilities||tower : mem|
|Operator||general aviation : corporate|
|Make Model Name||Cessna 340/340A|
|Operating Under FAR Part||Part 91|
|Flight Phase||climbout : takeoff|
|Function||flight crew : single pilot|
|Qualification||pilot : commercial|
pilot : instrument
|Experience||flight time last 90 days : 150|
flight time total : 8000
|Affiliation||government : faa|
|Function||controller : local|
|Qualification||controller : non radar|
|Anomaly||aircraft equipment problem : critical|
incursion : runway
non adherence : clearance
|Independent Detector||other controllera|
other flight crewa
|Resolutory Action||flight crew : rejected takeoff|
|Air Traffic Incident||Pilot Deviation|
I was cleared for takeoff on runway 1. I started to take off on runway 32. I aborted takeoff due to engine problem. I realized I had made a mistake on which runway to takeoff on. (Coincidence.) tower and ground must have thought I aborted because I was on the wrong runway, but I aborted for engine problem. I didn't realize I was on the wrong runway until I taxied off. Tower and ground never said a word about it. I realized my stupid mistake and I am grateful that they didn't chew me out on the radio -- I knew I had made a mistake. I had just got the aircraft back, I had 10 cylinders replaced and this was my first flight after engine work. I was preoccupied with the engines (no excuse) when I started my takeoff roll on the wrong runway. A factor may have been the geometry of intersecting runways at starting point of takeoff roll.
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: CORPORATE PLT DEPARTS ON WRONG RWY. TKOF ABORTED DUE TO ENG PROBS.
Narrative: I WAS CLRED FOR TKOF ON RWY 1. I STARTED TO TAKE OFF ON RWY 32. I ABORTED TKOF DUE TO ENG PROB. I REALIZED I HAD MADE A MISTAKE ON WHICH RWY TO TKOF ON. (COINCIDENCE.) TWR AND GND MUST HAVE THOUGHT I ABORTED BECAUSE I WAS ON THE WRONG RWY, BUT I ABORTED FOR ENG PROB. I DIDN'T REALIZE I WAS ON THE WRONG RWY UNTIL I TAXIED OFF. TWR AND GND NEVER SAID A WORD ABOUT IT. I REALIZED MY STUPID MISTAKE AND I AM GRATEFUL THAT THEY DIDN'T CHEW ME OUT ON THE RADIO -- I KNEW I HAD MADE A MISTAKE. I HAD JUST GOT THE ACFT BACK, I HAD 10 CYLINDERS REPLACED AND THIS WAS MY FIRST FLT AFTER ENG WORK. I WAS PREOCCUPIED WITH THE ENGS (NO EXCUSE) WHEN I STARTED MY TKOF ROLL ON THE WRONG RWY. A FACTOR MAY HAVE BEEN THE GEOMETRY OF INTERSECTING RWYS AT STARTING POINT OF TKOF ROLL.
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.