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Aviation Safety Reporting System
|Local Time Of Day||1201 To 1800|
|Locale Reference||airport : sat|
|Altitude||agl bound lower : 0|
agl bound upper : 0
|Operator||general aviation : corporate|
|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|
|Experience||flight time last 90 days : 101|
flight time total : 6231
flight time type : 2787
|Affiliation||government : faa|
|Function||controller : local|
|Qualification||controller : non radar|
|Anomaly||conflict : ground critical|
incursion : runway
non adherence : clearance
|Independent Detector||other controllera|
|Consequence||faa : reviewed incident with flight crew|
|Primary Problem||Flight Crew Human Performance|
|Air Traffic Incident||Pilot Deviation|
Tower brought me in on runway 12L. Wind was called at 330 degrees at 12 KTS. On short final coming over numbers, I found I was crabbing 35 degrees to left. Tower called and said winds increased to 230 degrees at 28 KTS, gusting to 35 KTS. With heavy traffic on runway 12R, I did not want to go around, I was too low and the winds would blow me over runway 12R, so I landed a little shook up. Got it down ok and taxied 180 degrees back as they told me to go to taxiway D. They said go down taxiway D to taxiway north and down taxiway north across tarmac to FBO X sign. I did this with tower watching, but I was following the wrong FBO X sign. I thought I was cleared across runway, I know not what number. They said across tarmac, but meant to the right to another FBO X sign. A small cessna was taking off the runway I crossed, but was well above me, about 100 ft where I was crossing the runway. Mistake was I asked for directions to FBO Y and tower said taxiway D to taxiway north to FBO X sign. There are 2 FBO X signs and of course I did not know this. Tower should have been watching me taxi until I was clear of all runways. Ground controller told me to contact tower by phone, which I did, immediately upon reaching FBO Y.
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: RPTR PLT WAS CONFUSED ON TAXI INSTRUCTIONS AND PART OF THE PROB WAS THE INSTRUCTION TO CROSS THE TARMAC TO AN FBO X SIGN. BEING THAT THERE WAS MORE THAN ONE FBO X SIGN, RPTR WAS CONFUSED AND TAXIED ACROSS AN ACTIVE RWY WHEN AN ACFT WAS TAKING OFF. GND CTLR HAD RPTR CONTACT THEM BY PHONE.
Narrative: TWR BROUGHT ME IN ON RWY 12L. WIND WAS CALLED AT 330 DEGS AT 12 KTS. ON SHORT FINAL COMING OVER NUMBERS, I FOUND I WAS CRABBING 35 DEGS TO L. TWR CALLED AND SAID WINDS INCREASED TO 230 DEGS AT 28 KTS, GUSTING TO 35 KTS. WITH HVY TFC ON RWY 12R, I DID NOT WANT TO GAR, I WAS TOO LOW AND THE WINDS WOULD BLOW ME OVER RWY 12R, SO I LANDED A LITTLE SHOOK UP. GOT IT DOWN OK AND TAXIED 180 DEGS BACK AS THEY TOLD ME TO GO TO TXWY D. THEY SAID GO DOWN TXWY D TO TXWY N AND DOWN TXWY N ACROSS TARMAC TO FBO X SIGN. I DID THIS WITH TWR WATCHING, BUT I WAS FOLLOWING THE WRONG FBO X SIGN. I THOUGHT I WAS CLRED ACROSS RWY, I KNOW NOT WHAT NUMBER. THEY SAID ACROSS TARMAC, BUT MEANT TO THE R TO ANOTHER FBO X SIGN. A SMALL CESSNA WAS TAKING OFF THE RWY I CROSSED, BUT WAS WELL ABOVE ME, ABOUT 100 FT WHERE I WAS XING THE RWY. MISTAKE WAS I ASKED FOR DIRECTIONS TO FBO Y AND TWR SAID TXWY D TO TXWY N TO FBO X SIGN. THERE ARE 2 FBO X SIGNS AND OF COURSE I DID NOT KNOW THIS. TWR SHOULD HAVE BEEN WATCHING ME TAXI UNTIL I WAS CLR OF ALL RWYS. GND CTLR TOLD ME TO CONTACT TWR BY PHONE, WHICH I DID, IMMEDIATELY UPON REACHING FBO Y.
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.