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Aviation Safety Reporting System
|Local Time Of Day||1801 To 2400|
|Locale Reference||airport : frg.airport|
|Altitude||agl single value : 0|
|Controlling Facilities||tower : srq.tower|
|Operator||general aviation : corporate|
|Make Model Name||PC-12|
|Operating Under FAR Part||Part 91|
|Flight Phase||ground : taxi|
|Affiliation||company : corporate|
|Function||flight crew : single pilot|
|Qualification||pilot : commercial|
|Experience||flight time last 90 days : 120|
flight time total : 1700
flight time type : 350
|Affiliation||government : faa|
|Function||controller : ground|
|Anomaly||incursion : runway|
non adherence : clearance
non adherence : far
non adherence : published procedure
|Independent Detector||other flight crewa|
|Resolutory Action||none taken : detected after the fact|
|Consequence||faa : reviewed incident with flight crew|
Flight Crew Human Performance
|Primary Problem||Flight Crew Human Performance|
|Air Traffic Incident||Pilot Deviation|
While taxiing at frg airport from parking to runway 32, the crew inadvertently taxied onto the active runway 32. While taxiing on G3 the crew missed the turnoff at taxiway a and continued along taxiway A4 onto the active. The confusion stemmed from the intersection of txwys G3, a, and A4, as taxiway A4 was much better illuminated than taxiway a. More adequate markings would help avoid confusion for unfamiliar pilots at night. At the conclusion of the flight, the captain telephoned the tower at frg and discussed the incursion. The controller agreed the intersection was difficult to navigation at night for unfamiliar pilots.
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: A PC12 PLT, TAXIING FOR TKOF AT FRG, MISSED THE TURN TO THE PARALLEL TXWY AND TAXIED ONTO HIS ASSIGNED RWY.
Narrative: WHILE TAXIING AT FRG ARPT FROM PARKING TO RWY 32, THE CREW INADVERTENTLY TAXIED ONTO THE ACTIVE RWY 32. WHILE TAXIING ON G3 THE CREW MISSED THE TURNOFF AT TXWY A AND CONTINUED ALONG TXWY A4 ONTO THE ACTIVE. THE CONFUSION STEMMED FROM THE INTXN OF TXWYS G3, A, AND A4, AS TXWY A4 WAS MUCH BETTER ILLUMINATED THAN TXWY A. MORE ADEQUATE MARKINGS WOULD HELP AVOID CONFUSION FOR UNFAMILIAR PLTS AT NIGHT. AT THE CONCLUSION OF THE FLT, THE CAPT TELEPHONED THE TWR AT FRG AND DISCUSSED THE INCURSION. THE CTLR AGREED THE INTXN WAS DIFFICULT TO NAV AT NIGHT FOR UNFAMILIAR PLTS.
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.