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Aviation Safety Reporting System
|Local Time Of Day||0601 To 1200|
|Locale Reference||airport : btr.airport|
|Altitude||agl single value : 0|
|Controlling Facilities||tower : zzz.tower|
|Operator||general aviation : personal|
|Make Model Name||Cessna Twin Turboprop Undifferentiated or Other Model|
|Operating Under FAR Part||Part 91|
|Flight Phase||ground : taxi|
|Function||flight crew : single pilot|
|Qualification||pilot : instrument|
pilot : commercial
pilot : multi engine
|Experience||flight time last 90 days : 90|
flight time total : 1900
flight time type : 30
|Function||observation : passenger|
|Anomaly||incursion : runway|
non adherence : far
non adherence : published procedure
|Independent Detector||other controllera|
|Resolutory Action||none taken : detected after the fact|
|Problem Areas||Flight Crew Human Performance|
Passenger Human Performance
|Primary Problem||Flight Crew Human Performance|
|Air Traffic Incident||Pilot Deviation|
Since the engines on this aircraft are so loud, my normal routine is to leave the ramp as soon as practical after engine start. I got the engines started, switched on the avionics and called for clearance before finishing checklist items normally accomplished after engine start. After receiving IFR clearance, I immediately called ground control for taxi instructions and was given 'taxi runway 22R via taxiway east and taxiway B, hold short runway 22L at taxiway B.' taxiing out, I was busy finishing up checklist items paying particular attention to deicing equipment checks since we were crossing WX to get to chicago. I was distraction by a non pilot passenger in the copilot's seat and forgot the instruction to hold short of runway 22L and crossed the runway. I had intended to hold short of runway 22R in the confusion since this was a common instruction in btr. Runway 22L is the small runway. The ground controller called as soon as I crossed the runway to remind me of my mistake. Corrective action: 1) when I am given taxi instructions, I intend to put the checklist away until I get to the run-up area. 2) most of my flying is single pilot. I always find it distracting when flying with another pilot or someone who wants to help or ask questions in the right seat. I intend to ask my copilot or right seat passenger not to help with the set-up or ask questions that are not critical to safety from the time we start our taxi until I tell them it is ok. 3) while taxiing, I intend to ask myself if I am cleared to cross the runway whenever approaching a runway crossing. If not positively sure, I will verify with ground control.
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: C441 PLT HAD A RWY INCURSION AT BTR CAUSED BY PAX DISTR.
Narrative: SINCE THE ENGS ON THIS ACFT ARE SO LOUD, MY NORMAL ROUTINE IS TO LEAVE THE RAMP AS SOON AS PRACTICAL AFTER ENG START. I GOT THE ENGS STARTED, SWITCHED ON THE AVIONICS AND CALLED FOR CLRNC BEFORE FINISHING CHKLIST ITEMS NORMALLY ACCOMPLISHED AFTER ENG START. AFTER RECEIVING IFR CLRNC, I IMMEDIATELY CALLED GND CTL FOR TAXI INSTRUCTIONS AND WAS GIVEN 'TAXI RWY 22R VIA TXWY E AND TXWY B, HOLD SHORT RWY 22L AT TXWY B.' TAXIING OUT, I WAS BUSY FINISHING UP CHKLIST ITEMS PAYING PARTICULAR ATTN TO DEICING EQUIP CHKS SINCE WE WERE XING WX TO GET TO CHICAGO. I WAS DISTR BY A NON PLT PAX IN THE COPLT'S SEAT AND FORGOT THE INSTRUCTION TO HOLD SHORT OF RWY 22L AND CROSSED THE RWY. I HAD INTENDED TO HOLD SHORT OF RWY 22R IN THE CONFUSION SINCE THIS WAS A COMMON INSTRUCTION IN BTR. RWY 22L IS THE SMALL RWY. THE GND CTLR CALLED AS SOON AS I CROSSED THE RWY TO REMIND ME OF MY MISTAKE. CORRECTIVE ACTION: 1) WHEN I AM GIVEN TAXI INSTRUCTIONS, I INTEND TO PUT THE CHKLIST AWAY UNTIL I GET TO THE RUN-UP AREA. 2) MOST OF MY FLYING IS SINGLE PLT. I ALWAYS FIND IT DISTRACTING WHEN FLYING WITH ANOTHER PLT OR SOMEONE WHO WANTS TO HELP OR ASK QUESTIONS IN THE R SEAT. I INTEND TO ASK MY COPLT OR R SEAT PAX NOT TO HELP WITH THE SET-UP OR ASK QUESTIONS THAT ARE NOT CRITICAL TO SAFETY FROM THE TIME WE START OUR TAXI UNTIL I TELL THEM IT IS OK. 3) WHILE TAXIING, I INTEND TO ASK MYSELF IF I AM CLRED TO CROSS THE RWY WHENEVER APCHING A RWY XING. IF NOT POSITIVELY SURE, I WILL VERIFY WITH GND CTL.
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.