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|Local Time Of Day||1201 To 1800|
|Locale Reference||airport : lgb|
|Altitude||msl bound lower : 400|
msl bound upper : 400
|Controlling Facilities||tower : lgb|
|Operator||general aviation : personal|
|Make Model Name||PA-32 Cherokee Six/Lance/Saratoga|
|Operating Under FAR Part||Part 91|
|Flight Phase||descent : approach|
|Function||flight crew : single pilot|
|Qualification||pilot : atp|
|Experience||flight time last 90 days : 60|
flight time total : 2993
flight time type : 400
|Affiliation||government : faa|
|Function||controller : local|
|Qualification||controller : non radar|
|Anomaly||non adherence : clearance|
other anomaly other
other spatial deviation
|Independent Detector||other controllera|
|Resolutory Action||controller : issued new clearance|
|Primary Problem||Flight Crew Human Performance|
|Air Traffic Incident||Pilot Deviation|
I was cleared for approach runway 30 at lgb. Report OM inbound. Queried as to intention. Reply, 'full stop.' at 400 ft MSL and 1/10 mi from touchdown on runway 30, tower said 'climb.' within 10 seconds tower said, 'turn right, runway 12 in use.' followed 20 seconds later, 'turn right 30 degrees.' there was conversation following this in which it was developed that runway 16L was the runway in use. I made a normal landing. I had tuned the ATIS 3 times while approaching the area but each time socal stepped on the reception. I thought I had received all of the information but had missed 'landing runway 16.' I had heard 'instrument approachs on runway 30, use frequency 120.X.' 1) it was an oversight on my part that I did not get the part of the transmission that said 'runway 16 lndgs.' 2) it would have saved uncertain low level maneuvers if the tower had said 'execute missed approach' or 'go around.' the statement that the instrument runway for lndgs was runway 12 and then directing me later to runway 16 was quite confusing.
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: PLT OF PA32R-301T MAKES APCH TO WRONG RWY. LCL CTLR ATTEMPTS TO CORRECT THE SIT USES POOR PHRASEOLOGY AND CONFUSES THINGS EVEN MORE.
Narrative: I WAS CLRED FOR APCH RWY 30 AT LGB. RPT OM INBOUND. QUERIED AS TO INTENTION. REPLY, 'FULL STOP.' AT 400 FT MSL AND 1/10 MI FROM TOUCHDOWN ON RWY 30, TWR SAID 'CLB.' WITHIN 10 SECONDS TWR SAID, 'TURN R, RWY 12 IN USE.' FOLLOWED 20 SECONDS LATER, 'TURN R 30 DEGS.' THERE WAS CONVERSATION FOLLOWING THIS IN WHICH IT WAS DEVELOPED THAT RWY 16L WAS THE RWY IN USE. I MADE A NORMAL LNDG. I HAD TUNED THE ATIS 3 TIMES WHILE APCHING THE AREA BUT EACH TIME SOCAL STEPPED ON THE RECEPTION. I THOUGHT I HAD RECEIVED ALL OF THE INFO BUT HAD MISSED 'LNDG RWY 16.' I HAD HEARD 'INST APCHS ON RWY 30, USE FREQ 120.X.' 1) IT WAS AN OVERSIGHT ON MY PART THAT I DID NOT GET THE PART OF THE XMISSION THAT SAID 'RWY 16 LNDGS.' 2) IT WOULD HAVE SAVED UNCERTAIN LOW LEVEL MANEUVERS IF THE TWR HAD SAID 'EXECUTE MISSED APCH' OR 'GAR.' THE STATEMENT THAT THE INST RWY FOR LNDGS WAS RWY 12 AND THEN DIRECTING ME LATER TO RWY 16 WAS QUITE CONFUSING.
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.