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|Local Time Of Day||0001 To 0600|
|Locale Reference||airport : lga.airport|
|Altitude||agl single value : 0|
|Operator||common carrier : air carrier|
|Make Model Name||A319|
|Operating Under FAR Part||Part 121|
|Flight Phase||ground : takeoff roll|
|Affiliation||company : air carrier|
|Function||flight crew : captain|
oversight : pic
|Qualification||pilot : atp|
|Experience||flight time last 90 days : 200|
flight time total : 10000
flight time type : 300
|Affiliation||company : air carrier|
|Function||flight crew : first officer|
|Qualification||pilot : instrument|
pilot : multi engine
pilot : commercial
|Anomaly||non adherence : far|
non adherence : published procedure
|Independent Detector||other flight crewa|
|Resolutory Action||none taken : detected after the fact|
|Problem Areas||Flight Crew Human Performance|
|Primary Problem||Flight Crew Human Performance|
ATIS reporting 1/4 mi fog. Briefed first officer on whitestone climb. Discussed noise abatement procedure extensively in reference to new memo from flight operations on violations reference noise. Rushed off gate 10 mins early by agent with whom I did not speak when I was in the restroom. New first officer, and visibility was extremely limited. Lots of chatter on ground frequency regarding different aircraft location on field. Focused on taxiing and accomplishing the checklist. Departed spot xx for runway 13 via taxiway left and taxiway B. Discussed takeoff altitude which we received over ACARS. First aircraft to depart and we were cleared for takeoff when we contacted tower. As I lined up for takeoff, I realized that centerline lights was OTS. I asked first officer to verify we needed centerline for RVR (after I asked tower for current RVR). Touchdown 1200 ft, rollout 1000 ft. First officer said that all we needed was runway centerline marking for 600/600/600. I set the parking brake, flipped over my airport diagram, and saw centerline and runway centerline marking required. I interpreted it as centerline or runway centerline marking. Took off uneventfully. I was not comfortable, so I checked it again once airborne. I realized my error -- should have waited for RVR to improve to 1600 ft. Factors affecting: 1) body clock (XA00 am). I commute from sea to phl. 2) rushed off gate. 3) new first officer. Recommendations: 1) any NAVAID affecting takeoff and landing should be included on voice ATC. 2) ACARS ATC printout should note low RVR in relation to visibility. 1/4 mi, etc. 3) get off runway, ie, active runway and reassess.
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: CAPT OF AN AIRBUS 319 TOOK OFF BELOW RWY WX MINIMUMS DUE TO CHANGE OF RWY, TO WHICH THEY HAD BRIEFED EACH OTHER DURING PREFLT, HAD THE RWY CTRLINE LIGHTING OTS CAUSING THE RPTED WX TO BECOME BELOW TKOF MINIMUMS.
Narrative: ATIS RPTING 1/4 MI FOG. BRIEFED FO ON WHITESTONE CLB. DISCUSSED NOISE ABATEMENT PROC EXTENSIVELY IN REF TO NEW MEMO FROM FLT OPS ON VIOLATIONS REF NOISE. RUSHED OFF GATE 10 MINS EARLY BY AGENT WITH WHOM I DID NOT SPEAK WHEN I WAS IN THE RESTROOM. NEW FO, AND VISIBILITY WAS EXTREMELY LIMITED. LOTS OF CHATTER ON GND FREQ REGARDING DIFFERENT ACFT LOCATION ON FIELD. FOCUSED ON TAXIING AND ACCOMPLISHING THE CHKLIST. DEPARTED SPOT XX FOR RWY 13 VIA TXWY L AND TXWY B. DISCUSSED TKOF ALT WHICH WE RECEIVED OVER ACARS. FIRST ACFT TO DEPART AND WE WERE CLRED FOR TKOF WHEN WE CONTACTED TWR. AS I LINED UP FOR TKOF, I REALIZED THAT CTRLINE LIGHTS WAS OTS. I ASKED FO TO VERIFY WE NEEDED CTRLINE FOR RVR (AFTER I ASKED TWR FOR CURRENT RVR). TOUCHDOWN 1200 FT, ROLLOUT 1000 FT. FO SAID THAT ALL WE NEEDED WAS RWY CTRLINE MARKING FOR 600/600/600. I SET THE PARKING BRAKE, FLIPPED OVER MY ARPT DIAGRAM, AND SAW CTRLINE AND RWY CTRLINE MARKING REQUIRED. I INTERPED IT AS CTRLINE OR RWY CTRLINE MARKING. TOOK OFF UNEVENTFULLY. I WAS NOT COMFORTABLE, SO I CHKED IT AGAIN ONCE AIRBORNE. I REALIZED MY ERROR -- SHOULD HAVE WAITED FOR RVR TO IMPROVE TO 1600 FT. FACTORS AFFECTING: 1) BODY CLOCK (XA00 AM). I COMMUTE FROM SEA TO PHL. 2) RUSHED OFF GATE. 3) NEW FO. RECOMMENDATIONS: 1) ANY NAVAID AFFECTING TKOF AND LNDG SHOULD BE INCLUDED ON VOICE ATC. 2) ACARS ATC PRINTOUT SHOULD NOTE LOW RVR IN RELATION TO VISIBILITY. 1/4 MI, ETC. 3) GET OFF RWY, IE, ACTIVE RWY AND REASSESS.
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.