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|Local Time Of Day||0601 To 1200|
|Locale Reference||airport : hou.airport|
|Altitude||agl single value : 0|
|Operator||general aviation : personal|
|Make Model Name||BAe 125 Series 800|
|Operating Under FAR Part||Part 91|
|Flight Phase||ground : taxi|
ground : takeoff roll
|Function||flight crew : captain|
oversight : pic
|Qualification||pilot : atp|
|Experience||flight time last 90 days : 70|
flight time total : 8700
flight time type : 1200
|Function||flight crew : first officer|
|Anomaly||incursion : runway|
non adherence : clearance
other anomaly other
|Independent Detector||other controllera|
|Resolutory Action||controller : issued alert|
controller : issued new clearance
flight crew : rejected takeoff
|Problem Areas||Flight Crew Human Performance|
|Primary Problem||Flight Crew Human Performance|
|Air Traffic Incident||Pilot Deviation|
Instructed to taxi to runway 4 and hold short of ILS critical area. Prior to reaching the critical area, tower cleared us for takeoff on runway 4 at intersection K1. While completing pretkof checklist, I inadvertently turned onto runway 35 which crosses both runway 4 and runway 35 at this intersection. Began takeoff roll. A very alert tower controller caught our error and takeoff was discontinued. Checklist distrs as well as not reviewing airport diagram (did not realize that 2 runways crossed at intersection) very clearly contributed to our situation. A check of our heading against our assigned runway prior to takeoff would have prevented this. Both crew members missed this very basic principle.
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: AN HS25B CREW AT HOU WAS ABORTED BY THE TWR AFTER LINING UP ON THE WRONG RWY AND STARTING TKOF ROLL.
Narrative: INSTRUCTED TO TAXI TO RWY 4 AND HOLD SHORT OF ILS CRITICAL AREA. PRIOR TO REACHING THE CRITICAL AREA, TWR CLRED US FOR TKOF ON RWY 4 AT INTXN K1. WHILE COMPLETING PRETKOF CHKLIST, I INADVERTENTLY TURNED ONTO RWY 35 WHICH CROSSES BOTH RWY 4 AND RWY 35 AT THIS INTXN. BEGAN TKOF ROLL. A VERY ALERT TWR CTLR CAUGHT OUR ERROR AND TKOF WAS DISCONTINUED. CHKLIST DISTRS AS WELL AS NOT REVIEWING ARPT DIAGRAM (DID NOT REALIZE THAT 2 RWYS CROSSED AT INTXN) VERY CLRLY CONTRIBUTED TO OUR SIT. A CHK OF OUR HDG AGAINST OUR ASSIGNED RWY PRIOR TO TKOF WOULD HAVE PREVENTED THIS. BOTH CREW MEMBERS MISSED THIS VERY BASIC PRINCIPLE.
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.