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Aviation Safety Reporting System
|Local Time Of Day||1201 To 1800|
|Locale Reference||airport : cle|
|Altitude||agl bound lower : 0|
agl bound upper : 0
|Operator||general aviation : corporate|
|Make Model Name||Gulfstream II|
|Operating Under FAR Part||Part 91|
|Flight Phase||landing other|
|Function||flight crew : first officer|
|Qualification||pilot : atp|
|Experience||flight time last 90 days : 100|
flight time total : 5800
flight time type : 1800
|Function||flight crew : captain|
oversight : pic
|Qualification||pilot : atp|
|Anomaly||conflict : ground critical|
inflight encounter other
other anomaly other
|Independent Detector||other flight crewa|
|Resolutory Action||none taken : insufficient time|
|Consequence||faa : investigated|
|Air Traffic Incident||other|
|ATC Facility||procedure or policy : unspecified|
|Airport||other physical facility|
As we arrived into the cleveland area, I was flying in the left seat and the PIC was in the right seat. We heard ATIS say they were using runway 23L. Wind was 210 degrees at 7 KTS visibility 6 mi. They said there were a lot of txwys closed and the first 2000 ft of runway 23L was closed. We were radar vectored around the airport for a localizer DME approach to runway 23L. The GS was out of service. We were turned onto the localizer and the sun was very bright. The other pilot and I both commented on the brightness of the sun. As we approached the runway with our hands at times covering our eyes, I never saw any construction signs nor did the other pilot ever point any out. As the airplane was settling into the runway, I was searching for the barriers. The sun being so bright made it impossible to see anything. I thought perhaps the obstruction could have been on the other end of the runway. At that second there it was, a small red and white barrier (later idented as a 1 ft by 1 ft by 10 ft long log). I then pulled the aircraft up, as I did the left rear main wheel hit the barrier. I kept the aircraft on the runway as long as possible before we went into the rough. We called for the crash equipment. The aircraft was evacuate/evacuationed, there was no fire. The 3 crew members and 5 passenger were safe. Preventive measures should be taken as follows: the control tower should repeat obstructions on runway when cleared to land, especially when the obstruction is so small. Any obstructions on runway should have yellow blinking lights, red cones and made of a flexible material. This practice should be enforced during all airport operations.
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: CPR MDT JET HITS BARRIER ON CLOSED PORTION OF RWY CAUSING DAMAGE TO THE MAIN LNDG GEAR.
Narrative: AS WE ARRIVED INTO THE CLEVELAND AREA, I WAS FLYING IN THE L SEAT AND THE PIC WAS IN THE R SEAT. WE HEARD ATIS SAY THEY WERE USING RWY 23L. WIND WAS 210 DEGS AT 7 KTS VISIBILITY 6 MI. THEY SAID THERE WERE A LOT OF TXWYS CLOSED AND THE FIRST 2000 FT OF RWY 23L WAS CLOSED. WE WERE RADAR VECTORED AROUND THE ARPT FOR A LOC DME APCH TO RWY 23L. THE GS WAS OUT OF SVC. WE WERE TURNED ONTO THE LOC AND THE SUN WAS VERY BRIGHT. THE OTHER PLT AND I BOTH COMMENTED ON THE BRIGHTNESS OF THE SUN. AS WE APCHED THE RWY WITH OUR HANDS AT TIMES COVERING OUR EYES, I NEVER SAW ANY CONSTRUCTION SIGNS NOR DID THE OTHER PLT EVER POINT ANY OUT. AS THE AIRPLANE WAS SETTLING INTO THE RWY, I WAS SEARCHING FOR THE BARRIERS. THE SUN BEING SO BRIGHT MADE IT IMPOSSIBLE TO SEE ANYTHING. I THOUGHT PERHAPS THE OBSTRUCTION COULD HAVE BEEN ON THE OTHER END OF THE RWY. AT THAT SECOND THERE IT WAS, A SMALL RED AND WHITE BARRIER (LATER IDENTED AS A 1 FT BY 1 FT BY 10 FT LONG LOG). I THEN PULLED THE ACFT UP, AS I DID THE L REAR MAIN WHEEL HIT THE BARRIER. I KEPT THE ACFT ON THE RWY AS LONG AS POSSIBLE BEFORE WE WENT INTO THE ROUGH. WE CALLED FOR THE CRASH EQUIP. THE ACFT WAS EVACED, THERE WAS NO FIRE. THE 3 CREW MEMBERS AND 5 PAX WERE SAFE. PREVENTIVE MEASURES SHOULD BE TAKEN AS FOLLOWS: THE CTL TWR SHOULD REPEAT OBSTRUCTIONS ON RWY WHEN CLRED TO LAND, ESPECIALLY WHEN THE OBSTRUCTION IS SO SMALL. ANY OBSTRUCTIONS ON RWY SHOULD HAVE YELLOW BLINKING LIGHTS, RED CONES AND MADE OF A FLEXIBLE MATERIAL. THIS PRACTICE SHOULD BE ENFORCED DURING ALL ARPT OPS.
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.