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|Local Time Of Day||1801 To 2400|
|Locale Reference||airport : ewr|
|Altitude||agl bound lower : 0|
agl bound upper : 0
|Operator||common carrier : air carrier|
|Make Model Name||Commercial Fixed Wing|
|Operating Under FAR Part||Part 135|
|Flight Phase||ground other : taxi|
|Affiliation||company : air carrier|
|Function||flight crew : single pilot|
|Qualification||pilot : cfi|
pilot : commercial
pilot : instrument
|Experience||flight time last 90 days : 165|
flight time total : 3640
flight time type : 930
|Affiliation||government : faa|
|Function||controller : ground|
|Qualification||controller : non radar|
|Anomaly||incursion : runway|
non adherence : far
|Independent Detector||other controllera|
|Resolutory Action||none taken : detected after the fact|
|Primary Problem||Flight Crew Human Performance|
|Air Traffic Incident||Pilot Deviation|
After doing the ILS to runway 4R, and landing at ewr, I was told by tower to taxi via high speed taxiway J, and to hold short of taxiway south. That instruction was read back and complied with. I taxied on taxiway J which crosses runway 4L. Runway 4L was active for departing aircraft. I inadvertently crossed an active runway, and although I was instructed to taxi on taxiway J to taxiway south, the crossing of runway 4L should have been confirmed. Taxi instructions across runways should be verified with tower or ground control.
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: PLT FAILED TO CONFIRM TAXI INSTRUCTIONS BEFORE XING AN ACTIVE RWY. PARALLEL RWYS. UNAUTH RWY XING.
Narrative: AFTER DOING THE ILS TO RWY 4R, AND LNDG AT EWR, I WAS TOLD BY TWR TO TAXI VIA HIGH SPD TXWY J, AND TO HOLD SHORT OF TXWY S. THAT INSTRUCTION WAS READ BACK AND COMPLIED WITH. I TAXIED ON TXWY J WHICH CROSSES RWY 4L. RWY 4L WAS ACTIVE FOR DEPARTING ACFT. I INADVERTENTLY CROSSED AN ACTIVE RWY, AND ALTHOUGH I WAS INSTRUCTED TO TAXI ON TXWY J TO TXWY S, THE XING OF RWY 4L SHOULD HAVE BEEN CONFIRMED. TAXI INSTRUCTIONS ACROSS RWYS SHOULD BE VERIFIED WITH TWR OR GND CTL.
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.