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Aviation Safety Reporting System
|Local Time Of Day||0601 To 1200|
|Locale Reference||airport : day|
|Altitude||agl bound lower : 0|
agl bound upper : 0
|Operator||general aviation : personal|
|Make Model Name||Any Unknown or Unlisted Aircraft Manufacturer|
|Operating Under FAR Part||Part 91|
|Flight Phase||ground other : taxi|
|Function||flight crew : single pilot|
|Qualification||pilot : private|
pilot : instrument
pilot : commercial
|Experience||flight time last 90 days : 25|
flight time total : 2100
|Affiliation||government : faa|
|Function||controller : local|
|Qualification||controller : non radar|
|Anomaly||incursion : runway|
non adherence : clearance
|Independent Detector||other controllera|
other flight crewa
|Resolutory Action||none taken : detected after the fact|
|Consequence||faa : reviewed incident with flight crew|
|Primary Problem||Flight Crew Human Performance|
|Air Traffic Incident||Pilot Deviation|
Originally cleared to taxi to runway 24L. Requested runway 18 departure and approved by ground control. While taxiing parallel to runway 18, momentarily diverted, then I saw aircraft taxiing to runway 24R, on taxiway, other side of runway 18. I turned to cross runway 18 to other side for runway 24R departure, now thinking this was my assigned runway. Bothered by idea of crossing runway 18, I called ground controller to assure clearance to cross runway 18, I was at runway edge where told I had been cleared to runway 18, but I could taxi down runway 18 to departure end. Did so and departed without incident. Corrective: allow no diversions during taxi operations, such as setting radios. Particularly important with multiple active runways. Further recommendations: perhaps ground control could state 'taxi FBO to departure runway 18 remain parallel taxiway without runway crossover.'
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: UNAUTH RWY XING.
Narrative: ORIGINALLY CLRED TO TAXI TO RWY 24L. REQUESTED RWY 18 DEP AND APPROVED BY GND CTL. WHILE TAXIING PARALLEL TO RWY 18, MOMENTARILY DIVERTED, THEN I SAW ACFT TAXIING TO RWY 24R, ON TXWY, OTHER SIDE OF RWY 18. I TURNED TO CROSS RWY 18 TO OTHER SIDE FOR RWY 24R DEP, NOW THINKING THIS WAS MY ASSIGNED RWY. BOTHERED BY IDEA OF XING RWY 18, I CALLED GND CTLR TO ASSURE CLRNC TO CROSS RWY 18, I WAS AT RWY EDGE WHERE TOLD I HAD BEEN CLRED TO RWY 18, BUT I COULD TAXI DOWN RWY 18 TO DEP END. DID SO AND DEPARTED WITHOUT INCIDENT. CORRECTIVE: ALLOW NO DIVERSIONS DURING TAXI OPS, SUCH AS SETTING RADIOS. PARTICULARLY IMPORTANT WITH MULTIPLE ACTIVE RWYS. FURTHER RECOMMENDATIONS: PERHAPS GND CTL COULD STATE 'TAXI FBO TO DEP RWY 18 REMAIN PARALLEL TXWY WITHOUT RWY CROSSOVER.'
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.