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Aviation Safety Reporting System
|Local Time Of Day||1201 To 1800|
|Locale Reference||airport : mhr|
|Altitude||agl bound lower : 0|
agl bound upper : 0
|Controlling Facilities||artcc : zid|
|Operator||general aviation : instructional|
|Make Model Name||Any Unknown or Unlisted Aircraft Manufacturer|
|Operating Under FAR Part||Part 91|
|Flight Phase||climbout : takeoff|
|Function||flight crew : single pilot|
|Qualification||pilot : instrument|
pilot : commercial
pilot : atp
pilot : cfi
|Experience||flight time last 90 days : 123|
flight time total : 6833
flight time type : 100
|Qualification||other other : other|
|Anomaly||conflict : ground less severe|
other anomaly other
|Independent Detector||other flight crewa|
other other : unspecified
|Resolutory Action||flight crew : took evasive action|
|Air Traffic Incident||other|
Made 3 touch-and-goes at mhr with my son as the right seat passenger. We noticed, while we were on downwind, a pickup truck parked next to an antenna on the south side of the field. (I remember the truck being jet black, my son thinks it was red.) on the fourth touch-and-go, I landed on centerline, but drifted about 30 ft to the left of centerline on runway 22 during the takeoff. Suddenly, I saw the pickup starting to cross the runway ahead of me. I applied right rudder and swerved to the right, crossing the centerline to avoid hitting the truck. After entering the runway, the driver of the truck must have seen my aircraft, because he suddenly braked and stopped the vehicle. After taking off, I departed the pattern, contacted sac approach, and returned to mcclellan for additional touch-and-goes. During each of the lndgs at mather, I announced my intentions, in accordance with aim radio procedures at uncontrolled airports, on crosswind, downwind, base, and final. I did not make any calls while actually on the runway, but had announced intention for a touch-and- go while on final. I had landing, strobe, position and navigation lights all on. After landing at mcclellan, I notified the supervisor of flying for FBO of the incident.
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: A GA PLT PERFORMING TOUCH-AND-GO LNDGS ALMOST HITS A PICKUP TRUCK THAT CROSSES THE RWY DURING HIS LNDG TKOF ROLL.
Narrative: MADE 3 TOUCH-AND-GOES AT MHR WITH MY SON AS THE R SEAT PAX. WE NOTICED, WHILE WE WERE ON DOWNWIND, A PICKUP TRUCK PARKED NEXT TO AN ANTENNA ON THE S SIDE OF THE FIELD. (I REMEMBER THE TRUCK BEING JET BLACK, MY SON THINKS IT WAS RED.) ON THE FOURTH TOUCH-AND-GO, I LANDED ON CTRLINE, BUT DRIFTED ABOUT 30 FT TO THE L OF CTRLINE ON RWY 22 DURING THE TKOF. SUDDENLY, I SAW THE PICKUP STARTING TO CROSS THE RWY AHEAD OF ME. I APPLIED R RUDDER AND SWERVED TO THE R, XING THE CTRLINE TO AVOID HITTING THE TRUCK. AFTER ENTERING THE RWY, THE DRIVER OF THE TRUCK MUST HAVE SEEN MY ACFT, BECAUSE HE SUDDENLY BRAKED AND STOPPED THE VEHICLE. AFTER TAKING OFF, I DEPARTED THE PATTERN, CONTACTED SAC APCH, AND RETURNED TO MCCLELLAN FOR ADDITIONAL TOUCH-AND-GOES. DURING EACH OF THE LNDGS AT MATHER, I ANNOUNCED MY INTENTIONS, IN ACCORDANCE WITH AIM RADIO PROCS AT UNCTLED ARPTS, ON XWIND, DOWNWIND, BASE, AND FINAL. I DID NOT MAKE ANY CALLS WHILE ACTUALLY ON THE RWY, BUT HAD ANNOUNCED INTENTION FOR A TOUCH-AND- GO WHILE ON FINAL. I HAD LNDG, STROBE, POS AND NAV LIGHTS ALL ON. AFTER LNDG AT MCCLELLAN, I NOTIFIED THE SUPVR OF FLYING FOR FBO OF THE INCIDENT.
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.