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Aviation Safety Reporting System
|Local Time Of Day||0601 To 1200|
|Locale Reference||airport : cle|
|Altitude||agl bound lower : 0|
agl bound upper : 0
|Operator||common carrier : air carrier|
|Make Model Name||Beech 1900|
|Operating Under FAR Part||Part 135|
|Navigation In Use||Other|
|Flight Phase||ground other : taxi|
|Affiliation||company : air carrier|
|Function||flight crew : captain|
oversight : pic
|Qualification||pilot : atp|
|Experience||flight time last 90 days : 240|
flight time total : 2730
flight time type : 1160
|Affiliation||company : air carrier|
|Function||flight crew : first officer|
|Qualification||pilot : instrument|
pilot : commercial
|Anomaly||incursion : runway|
non adherence : clearance
|Independent Detector||other controllera|
|Resolutory Action||controller : issued new clearance|
|Primary Problem||Flight Crew Human Performance|
|Air Traffic Incident||Pilot Deviation|
I was captain on a flight from cle to cmh (scheduled far 121 operation). We were holding short of runway 23L as instructed by the tower. Normally, when cleared to takeoff the clearance is to cross runway 23L and takeoff runway 23R. This time the clearance was to takeoff on runway 23L. When the first officer read it back (to the tower) I was focused on running the before takeoff flow in preparation for the before takeoff checklist, and I did not completely hear the clearance and I assumed it was for position and hold on runway 23R. As I slowly taxied across runway 23L towards runway 23R I heard the controller transmit an 'oh' sound in distress. I immediately stopped where I was, short of runway 23R and did not move. The controller then instructed an aircraft on approach to go around, that appeared to be about 3 mi out, then I was instructed to takeoff on runway 23R and to fly runway heading. No mention of this incident was ever made by any controller to me at any time. This problem arose because I had gotten into the habit of getting the same clearance every time (cross runway 23L, position and hold runway 23R). After this happened, I strictly abide by sterile cockpit rules, and I confirm the clearance with the first officer every time to double check myself to see that it does not happen again. Additional factors: first officer is a new hire low time pilot on 'high minimums' (less than 100 hours in the aircraft). I feel if the first officer had been more experienced, he would have caught my error. Runway layout at cle. Cle airport has a poor taxiway/runway confign which has resulted in many such incidents.
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: CAPT OF A BEECH AIRLINER 1900 (BE02), MISINTERPRETED TKOF CLRNC AND TAXIED TO THE OTHER PARALLEL RWY FOR TKOF INSTEAD OF THE ONE HE WAS HOLDING SHORT. THE TWR CTLR OBSERVING THIS SENT ANOTHER ACFT AROUND AND RECLRED THE CAPT FOR THE OTHER PARALLEL RWY TO WHICH HE WAS HEADING.
Narrative: I WAS CAPT ON A FLT FROM CLE TO CMH (SCHEDULED FAR 121 OP). WE WERE HOLDING SHORT OF RWY 23L AS INSTRUCTED BY THE TWR. NORMALLY, WHEN CLRED TO TKOF THE CLRNC IS TO CROSS RWY 23L AND TKOF RWY 23R. THIS TIME THE CLRNC WAS TO TKOF ON RWY 23L. WHEN THE FO READ IT BACK (TO THE TWR) I WAS FOCUSED ON RUNNING THE BEFORE TKOF FLOW IN PREPARATION FOR THE BEFORE TKOF CHKLIST, AND I DID NOT COMPLETELY HEAR THE CLRNC AND I ASSUMED IT WAS FOR POS AND HOLD ON RWY 23R. AS I SLOWLY TAXIED ACROSS RWY 23L TOWARDS RWY 23R I HEARD THE CTLR XMIT AN 'OH' SOUND IN DISTRESS. I IMMEDIATELY STOPPED WHERE I WAS, SHORT OF RWY 23R AND DID NOT MOVE. THE CTLR THEN INSTRUCTED AN ACFT ON APCH TO GAR, THAT APPEARED TO BE ABOUT 3 MI OUT, THEN I WAS INSTRUCTED TO TKOF ON RWY 23R AND TO FLY RWY HEADING. NO MENTION OF THIS INCIDENT WAS EVER MADE BY ANY CTLR TO ME AT ANY TIME. THIS PROB AROSE BECAUSE I HAD GOTTEN INTO THE HABIT OF GETTING THE SAME CLRNC EVERY TIME (CROSS RWY 23L, POS AND HOLD RWY 23R). AFTER THIS HAPPENED, I STRICTLY ABIDE BY STERILE COCKPIT RULES, AND I CONFIRM THE CLRNC WITH THE FO EVERY TIME TO DOUBLE CHK MYSELF TO SEE THAT IT DOES NOT HAPPEN AGAIN. ADDITIONAL FACTORS: FO IS A NEW HIRE LOW TIME PLT ON 'HIGH MINIMUMS' (LESS THAN 100 HRS IN THE ACFT). I FEEL IF THE FO HAD BEEN MORE EXPERIENCED, HE WOULD HAVE CAUGHT MY ERROR. RWY LAYOUT AT CLE. CLE ARPT HAS A POOR TXWY/RWY CONFIGN WHICH HAS RESULTED IN MANY SUCH INCIDENTS.
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.