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Aviation Safety Reporting System
|Local Time Of Day||1201 To 1800|
|Locale Reference||airport : lbe.airport|
|Altitude||agl single value : 0|
|Operator||general aviation : personal|
|Make Model Name||Experimental|
|Operating Under FAR Part||Part 91|
|Flight Phase||landing : roll|
|Function||flight crew : single pilot|
|Qualification||pilot : private|
|Experience||flight time last 90 days : 25|
flight time total : 400
flight time type : 300
|Affiliation||government : faa|
|Function||controller : local|
|Anomaly||incursion : runway|
non adherence : clearance
|Independent Detector||other controllera|
|Resolutory Action||none taken : detected after the fact|
|Consequence||faa : reviewed incident with flight crew|
|Problem Areas||Flight Crew Human Performance|
ATC Human Performance
|Primary Problem||Flight Crew Human Performance|
|Air Traffic Incident||Pilot Deviation|
Flying VFR at 6500 ft, called lbe tower (palmer tower) and stated 'experimental' is 15 mi east. Tower responded to report a midfield crosswind entry for runway 23. I remember wondering why the tower instructed this approach. I was expecting a straight-in approach from the east. I contemplated on asking for either a straight-in or an overhead approach but decided to simply follow the initial tower instructions. Called tower when I was midfield, crosswind. Tower instructed to report when on downwind. As I reported 'on downwind,' tower complained that I had said I was 8 mi west on my initial contact. I did not want to argue and apologized if I was in error during my initial call. Tower cleared me to land on runway 23. As I turned from base to final, something did not feel right but eventually landed without incident. After landing, tower informed me that I had landed on the wrong runway, runway 21. Told tower it was not my day today.
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: AN SMA PLT, ON A VISUAL APCH TO LBE, LANDED ON THE WRONG RWY.
Narrative: FLYING VFR AT 6500 FT, CALLED LBE TWR (PALMER TWR) AND STATED 'EXPERIMENTAL' IS 15 MI E. TWR RESPONDED TO RPT A MIDFIELD XWIND ENTRY FOR RWY 23. I REMEMBER WONDERING WHY THE TWR INSTRUCTED THIS APCH. I WAS EXPECTING A STRAIGHT-IN APCH FROM THE E. I CONTEMPLATED ON ASKING FOR EITHER A STRAIGHT-IN OR AN OVERHEAD APCH BUT DECIDED TO SIMPLY FOLLOW THE INITIAL TWR INSTRUCTIONS. CALLED TWR WHEN I WAS MIDFIELD, XWIND. TWR INSTRUCTED TO RPT WHEN ON DOWNWIND. AS I RPTED 'ON DOWNWIND,' TWR COMPLAINED THAT I HAD SAID I WAS 8 MI W ON MY INITIAL CONTACT. I DID NOT WANT TO ARGUE AND APOLOGIZED IF I WAS IN ERROR DURING MY INITIAL CALL. TWR CLRED ME TO LAND ON RWY 23. AS I TURNED FROM BASE TO FINAL, SOMETHING DID NOT FEEL RIGHT BUT EVENTUALLY LANDED WITHOUT INCIDENT. AFTER LNDG, TWR INFORMED ME THAT I HAD LANDED ON THE WRONG RWY, RWY 21. TOLD TWR IT WAS NOT MY DAY TODAY.
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.