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|Local Time Of Day||1201 To 1800|
|Locale Reference||airport : stl|
|Altitude||agl bound lower : 0|
agl bound upper : 0
|Operator||general aviation : corporate|
|Make Model Name||Light Transport, Low Wing, 2 Turbojet Eng|
|Navigation In Use||Other |
|Flight Phase||ground other : taxi|
|Function||flight crew : captain|
oversight : pic
|Qualification||pilot : atp|
|Experience||flight time last 90 days : 90|
flight time total : 3900
flight time type : 300
|Function||flight crew : first officer|
|Qualification||pilot : commercial|
pilot : instrument
|Experience||flight time last 90 days : 100|
flight time total : 6200
flight time type : 700
|Anomaly||non adherence : clearance|
other anomaly other
|Independent Detector||other flight crewa|
|Resolutory Action||controller : issued new clearance|
|Primary Problem||Flight Crew Human Performance|
|Air Traffic Incident||Pilot Deviation|
I was told to use taxiway 'north' to cross runway 31 and hold short of runway 30R. Instead, I taxied out onto another taxiway instead of taxiway 'north' and held short of runway 30R on taxiway 'right.' I was familiar with the field and instead of referencing the taxi chart, I taxied out thinking the correct route was the one I chose. In the future I plan on using the taxi chart to verify routing instead of relying on what I remember. Even fields I am familiar with such as stl. Supplemental information from acn 332700: we mistakenly used taxiway west which left us no choice but to use runway 31 to get to runway 30R. As soon as we realized we were on the wrong taxi route we called ground control to inform them of our mistake and get new instructions. New instructions were issued and we proceeded onto runway 30L without further incident.
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: A CORP FLC BEGAN TAXIING WITHOUT THE USE OF THE ARPT DIAGRAM AND FOLLOWED THE INCORRECT TAXI RTE. THE NEW TAXI RTE MEANT THAT THEY HAD TO TAXI ON RWY 31 IN ORDER TO HOLD SHORT OF RWY 30R. WHEN THE MISTAKE WAS DISCOVERED, THEY CONTACTED THE GND CTLR FOR NEW INSTRUCTIONS.
Narrative: I WAS TOLD TO USE TXWY 'N' TO CROSS RWY 31 AND HOLD SHORT OF RWY 30R. INSTEAD, I TAXIED OUT ONTO ANOTHER TXWY INSTEAD OF TXWY 'N' AND HELD SHORT OF RWY 30R ON TXWY 'R.' I WAS FAMILIAR WITH THE FIELD AND INSTEAD OF REFING THE TAXI CHART, I TAXIED OUT THINKING THE CORRECT RTE WAS THE ONE I CHOSE. IN THE FUTURE I PLAN ON USING THE TAXI CHART TO VERIFY ROUTING INSTEAD OF RELYING ON WHAT I REMEMBER. EVEN FIELDS I AM FAMILIAR WITH SUCH AS STL. SUPPLEMENTAL INFO FROM ACN 332700: WE MISTAKENLY USED TXWY W WHICH LEFT US NO CHOICE BUT TO USE RWY 31 TO GET TO RWY 30R. AS SOON AS WE REALIZED WE WERE ON THE WRONG TAXI RTE WE CALLED GND CTL TO INFORM THEM OF OUR MISTAKE AND GET NEW INSTRUCTIONS. NEW INSTRUCTIONS WERE ISSUED AND WE PROCEEDED ONTO RWY 30L WITHOUT FURTHER 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.