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Aviation Safety Reporting System
|Local Time Of Day||1201 To 1800|
|Locale Reference||airport : cma|
|Altitude||agl bound lower : 0|
agl bound upper : 0
|Operator||general aviation : personal|
|Make Model Name||Any Unknown or Unlisted Aircraft Manufacturer|
|Operating Under FAR Part||Part 91|
|Flight Phase||descent : approach|
|Function||flight crew : single pilot|
|Qualification||pilot : commercial|
pilot : instrument
|Experience||flight time last 90 days : 25|
flight time total : 6000
flight time type : 325
|Affiliation||government : faa|
|Function||controller : local|
|Qualification||controller : non radar|
|Anomaly||incursion : landing without clearance|
non adherence : clearance
|Independent Detector||other controllera|
|Consequence||faa : reviewed incident with flight crew|
faa : investigated
|Primary Problem||Flight Crew Human Performance|
|Air Traffic Incident||Pilot Deviation|
On jun/xx/96 I landed at cma. The flight was from vgt to cma with cma ATIS reporting obscured 1500 ft broken, 4 mi visibility in fog. Cma ATIS also advised that there was a displaced overrun with aircraft parked on both sides of the overrun runway 26. I cleared for a straight-in approach on runway 26 and to call 3 mi on final. I called at 3 mi. Tower said they did not have me in sight, but that I was cleared to land. On short final, I observed the aircraft (about 20) parked on each side of the threshold. I did not observe the PAPI or approach lights, or any lights. When well beyond the parked aircraft (1000+ ft) I touched down on what looked to me like the runway. After a 300 ft rollout I stopped and then observed some orange plastic cones approximately 500 ft in front of me. The tower advised me I had landed on the concrete threshold. While taxiing to the ramp they asked that I call them on the phone after shutdown. The tower chief advised me he was making a formal report. While taxiing off the threshold, I noticed some very faded hash marks that are not visible on final. After shutdown I was met by 2 bonanza pilots who told me they were unable to see any approach lights until the tower operation turned them up for lndgs. They had landed right behind me. I requested that tower and ATIS voice tapes be retained for review.
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: PLT LANDED ON THRESHOLD VICE RWY. RPTR CLAIMS THERE WERE NEITHER RWY LIGHTS NOR PAPI. FAA FOLLOW-UP.
Narrative: ON JUN/XX/96 I LANDED AT CMA. THE FLT WAS FROM VGT TO CMA WITH CMA ATIS RPTING OBSCURED 1500 FT BROKEN, 4 MI VISIBILITY IN FOG. CMA ATIS ALSO ADVISED THAT THERE WAS A DISPLACED OVERRUN WITH ACFT PARKED ON BOTH SIDES OF THE OVERRUN RWY 26. I CLRED FOR A STRAIGHT-IN APCH ON RWY 26 AND TO CALL 3 MI ON FINAL. I CALLED AT 3 MI. TWR SAID THEY DID NOT HAVE ME IN SIGHT, BUT THAT I WAS CLRED TO LAND. ON SHORT FINAL, I OBSERVED THE ACFT (ABOUT 20) PARKED ON EACH SIDE OF THE THRESHOLD. I DID NOT OBSERVE THE PAPI OR APCH LIGHTS, OR ANY LIGHTS. WHEN WELL BEYOND THE PARKED ACFT (1000+ FT) I TOUCHED DOWN ON WHAT LOOKED TO ME LIKE THE RWY. AFTER A 300 FT ROLLOUT I STOPPED AND THEN OBSERVED SOME ORANGE PLASTIC CONES APPROX 500 FT IN FRONT OF ME. THE TWR ADVISED ME I HAD LANDED ON THE CONCRETE THRESHOLD. WHILE TAXIING TO THE RAMP THEY ASKED THAT I CALL THEM ON THE PHONE AFTER SHUTDOWN. THE TWR CHIEF ADVISED ME HE WAS MAKING A FORMAL RPT. WHILE TAXIING OFF THE THRESHOLD, I NOTICED SOME VERY FADED HASH MARKS THAT ARE NOT VISIBLE ON FINAL. AFTER SHUTDOWN I WAS MET BY 2 BONANZA PLTS WHO TOLD ME THEY WERE UNABLE TO SEE ANY APCH LIGHTS UNTIL THE TWR OP TURNED THEM UP FOR LNDGS. THEY HAD LANDED RIGHT BEHIND ME. I REQUESTED THAT TWR AND ATIS VOICE TAPES BE RETAINED FOR REVIEW.
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.