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|Local Time Of Day||1801 To 2400|
|Locale Reference||airport : oak.airport|
|Altitude||agl single value : 0|
|Make Model Name||Commercial Fixed Wing|
|Flight Phase||ground : taxi|
|Affiliation||company : air carrier|
|Function||flight crew : captain|
oversight : pic
|Qualification||pilot : atp|
pilot : flight engineer
|Experience||flight time last 90 days : 180|
flight time total : 6500
flight time type : 450
|Anomaly||conflict : ground less severe|
non adherence : company policies
|Resolutory Action||flight crew : became reoriented|
Flight Crew Human Performance
ATC Human Performance
|Primary Problem||Flight Crew Human Performance|
Landed runway 29, tower was attempting to clear another aircraft to take off after we landed. Asked us to expedite clearing the runway. I decided to clear the runway on the first turnoff. I had briefed the second turnoff. After we cleared the runway, I had trouble seeing the taxiway centerline (paint was worn off). I had a first officer with less than 100 hour with the airline (and aircraft). The first officer was struggling with radios and was not aware of my temporary confusion. Instead of stopping and clearing up the confusion, I continued to taxi, looking out to the left for a turnoff. I was distraction and taxied off the centerline of the taxiway. We remained on the taxiway, but I came close to the taxi lights. I inspected the aircraft and no indication of any damage, and taxi lights were all intact. Task saturation can build up fast. I was intent on trying to accommodate the tower's request, did not adequately brief the first turnoff, did not realize how much effort a new (inexperienced) first officer would contribute to task saturation. Lesson learned: brief completely, stop, position yourself on the chart and then taxi. Manage workload with inexperienced first officer. The first officer was unaware of where we were.
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: PIC RPT ON OVERLOAD WITH AN INEXPERIENCED FO AND AN ATTEMPT TO HURRY OFF THE RWY TO ACCOMMODATE ATC AT OAK, CA.
Narrative: LANDED RWY 29, TWR WAS ATTEMPTING TO CLR ANOTHER ACFT TO TAKE OFF AFTER WE LANDED. ASKED US TO EXPEDITE CLRING THE RWY. I DECIDED TO CLR THE RWY ON THE FIRST TURNOFF. I HAD BRIEFED THE SECOND TURNOFF. AFTER WE CLRED THE RWY, I HAD TROUBLE SEEING THE TXWY CTRLINE (PAINT WAS WORN OFF). I HAD A FO WITH LESS THAN 100 HR WITH THE AIRLINE (AND ACFT). THE FO WAS STRUGGLING WITH RADIOS AND WAS NOT AWARE OF MY TEMPORARY CONFUSION. INSTEAD OF STOPPING AND CLRING UP THE CONFUSION, I CONTINUED TO TAXI, LOOKING OUT TO THE L FOR A TURNOFF. I WAS DISTR AND TAXIED OFF THE CTRLINE OF THE TXWY. WE REMAINED ON THE TXWY, BUT I CAME CLOSE TO THE TAXI LIGHTS. I INSPECTED THE ACFT AND NO INDICATION OF ANY DAMAGE, AND TAXI LIGHTS WERE ALL INTACT. TASK SATURATION CAN BUILD UP FAST. I WAS INTENT ON TRYING TO ACCOMMODATE THE TWR'S REQUEST, DID NOT ADEQUATELY BRIEF THE FIRST TURNOFF, DID NOT REALIZE HOW MUCH EFFORT A NEW (INEXPERIENCED) FO WOULD CONTRIBUTE TO TASK SATURATION. LESSON LEARNED: BRIEF COMPLETELY, STOP, POS YOURSELF ON THE CHART AND THEN TAXI. MANAGE WORKLOAD WITH INEXPERIENCED FO. THE FO WAS UNAWARE OF WHERE WE WERE.
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.