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|Local Time Of Day||1201 To 1800|
|Locale Reference||airport : 5k5|
|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||landing : go around|
|Function||flight crew : single pilot|
|Qualification||pilot : private|
|Experience||flight time last 90 days : 35|
flight time total : 115
flight time type : 30
|Anomaly||conflict : ground critical|
other anomaly other
|Resolutory Action||flight crew : exited adverse environment|
|Primary Problem||Flight Crew Human Performance|
|Air Traffic Incident||Pilot Deviation|
|Airport||other physical facility|
procedure or policy : unspecified
Prepared to fly into laurens skyways. Talked by phone to obtain permission and information about runway. I was instructed that it was ok to land and park for the day. Proper procedure was to fly low over runway to warn golfers immediately in area of, or on the runway of my intent to land. I was told that there is a hangar immediately north of runway. After several low flts over, I decided that the runway was, or strip of land, which was on the far east side of the golf course area. While landing, on touchdown I confirmed that (as I saw from above) there was a piece of lawn mowing equipment which was just enough in the way to be a potential problem. After aborting landing, I diverted to poh. Discussions with pilots there informed that actual runway was in center of golf course, the hangar was across the golf course north end and not immediately to the north or even near the runway. There were never any personnel or equipment (other than maybe the lawn mowing equipment) in danger. I received no notice of any complaint.
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: PLT OF AN SMALL SEL LANDED ON A GOLF COURSE AREA NOT PREPARED OR INTENDED FOR A RWY RESULTING IN ABORTING THE LNDG DUE TO LAWN MOWER EQUIP OBSTRUCTING THE ACFT'S ROLLOUT. RPTR DIVERTED TO ANOTHER ARPT 14 MI AWAY.
Narrative: PREPARED TO FLY INTO LAURENS SKYWAYS. TALKED BY PHONE TO OBTAIN PERMISSION AND INFO ABOUT RWY. I WAS INSTRUCTED THAT IT WAS OK TO LAND AND PARK FOR THE DAY. PROPER PROC WAS TO FLY LOW OVER RWY TO WARN GOLFERS IMMEDIATELY IN AREA OF, OR ON THE RWY OF MY INTENT TO LAND. I WAS TOLD THAT THERE IS A HANGAR IMMEDIATELY N OF RWY. AFTER SEVERAL LOW FLTS OVER, I DECIDED THAT THE RWY WAS, OR STRIP OF LAND, WHICH WAS ON THE FAR E SIDE OF THE GOLF COURSE AREA. WHILE LNDG, ON TOUCHDOWN I CONFIRMED THAT (AS I SAW FROM ABOVE) THERE WAS A PIECE OF LAWN MOWING EQUIP WHICH WAS JUST ENOUGH IN THE WAY TO BE A POTENTIAL PROB. AFTER ABORTING LNDG, I DIVERTED TO POH. DISCUSSIONS WITH PLTS THERE INFORMED THAT ACTUAL RWY WAS IN CTR OF GOLF COURSE, THE HANGAR WAS ACROSS THE GOLF COURSE N END AND NOT IMMEDIATELY TO THE N OR EVEN NEAR THE RWY. THERE WERE NEVER ANY PERSONNEL OR EQUIP (OTHER THAN MAYBE THE LAWN MOWING EQUIP) IN DANGER. I RECEIVED NO NOTICE OF ANY COMPLAINT.
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.