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Aviation Safety Reporting System
|Local Time Of Day||0601 To 1200|
|Locale Reference||airport : oak.airport|
|Controlling Facilities||tower : oak.tower|
|Operator||general aviation : personal|
|Make Model Name||Small Transport, Low Wing, 2 Turboprop Eng|
|Operating Under FAR Part||Part 91|
|Navigation In Use||ils localizer & glide slope : 9l|
|Flight Phase||descent : approach|
landing : go around
|Route In Use||approach : instrument precision|
|Function||flight crew : first officer|
|Qualification||pilot : cfi|
pilot : atp
|Experience||flight time last 90 days : 60|
flight time total : 8500
flight time type : 60
|Function||flight crew : captain|
oversight : pic
Flight originated from sfo destined for oak. It was a very short flight segment in IMC. We were rushed to perform all in-flight checklists and to obtain ATIS. I was the sic/PF and the PIC was reading checklists and obtaining ATIS. We were rushed to complete our approach briefing, perform checklists, and obtain ATIS. PIC was hampered by the length of the ATIS recording. While being vectored for VOR runway 9R, I briefed the approach but did not brief the airport layout because of the lack of time. After cleared and joining the runway 9R approach course, we could see the right runway complex and called the tower informing that we had the airport in sight. The tower controller instructed us to change to runway 9L and cleared us to land. I idented the leftmost surface as being runway 9L and aligned the aircraft for landing. When we were closer, we noticed the absence of runway markings. The tower simultaneously advised us that we were not aligned with runway 9L and instructed us to go around and enter right downwind for runway 27R. We complied and landed on runway 27R without incident. Factors which I believe contributed to this event were: 1) short flight segment with lack of time to prepare for all events. 2) rain and reduced visibility obscured runway and taxiway identify and markings. 3) changing approachs in IMC/marginal WX conditions. 4) earlier controller watchfulness could help resolve runway misident by pilots. 5) oak ATIS was way too lengthy and consumed valuable time which could have been used to more thoroughly examine the entire scope of the approach. 6) we were requested to keep our speed up to the airport.
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: IN A HURRIED ATTEMPT TO COMPLETE CHKLISTS, FLY THE APCH WITH A RWY CHANGE, A TURBOPROP BUSINESS FLT CREW MISIDENT LNDG RWY AT OAK AND ARE ISSUED A GAR BY LCL CTLR.
Narrative: FLT ORIGINATED FROM SFO DESTINED FOR OAK. IT WAS A VERY SHORT FLT SEGMENT IN IMC. WE WERE RUSHED TO PERFORM ALL INFLT CHKLISTS AND TO OBTAIN ATIS. I WAS THE SIC/PF AND THE PIC WAS READING CHKLISTS AND OBTAINING ATIS. WE WERE RUSHED TO COMPLETE OUR APCH BRIEFING, PERFORM CHKLISTS, AND OBTAIN ATIS. PIC WAS HAMPERED BY THE LENGTH OF THE ATIS RECORDING. WHILE BEING VECTORED FOR VOR RWY 9R, I BRIEFED THE APCH BUT DID NOT BRIEF THE ARPT LAYOUT BECAUSE OF THE LACK OF TIME. AFTER CLRED AND JOINING THE RWY 9R APCH COURSE, WE COULD SEE THE R RWY COMPLEX AND CALLED THE TWR INFORMING THAT WE HAD THE ARPT IN SIGHT. THE TWR CTLR INSTRUCTED US TO CHANGE TO RWY 9L AND CLRED US TO LAND. I IDENTED THE LEFTMOST SURFACE AS BEING RWY 9L AND ALIGNED THE ACFT FOR LNDG. WHEN WE WERE CLOSER, WE NOTICED THE ABSENCE OF RWY MARKINGS. THE TWR SIMULTANEOUSLY ADVISED US THAT WE WERE NOT ALIGNED WITH RWY 9L AND INSTRUCTED US TO GO AROUND AND ENTER R DOWNWIND FOR RWY 27R. WE COMPLIED AND LANDED ON RWY 27R WITHOUT INCIDENT. FACTORS WHICH I BELIEVE CONTRIBUTED TO THIS EVENT WERE: 1) SHORT FLT SEGMENT WITH LACK OF TIME TO PREPARE FOR ALL EVENTS. 2) RAIN AND REDUCED VISIBILITY OBSCURED RWY AND TXWY IDENT AND MARKINGS. 3) CHANGING APCHS IN IMC/MARGINAL WX CONDITIONS. 4) EARLIER CTLR WATCHFULNESS COULD HELP RESOLVE RWY MISIDENT BY PLTS. 5) OAK ATIS WAS WAY TOO LENGTHY AND CONSUMED VALUABLE TIME WHICH COULD HAVE BEEN USED TO MORE THOROUGHLY EXAMINE THE ENTIRE SCOPE OF THE APCH. 6) WE WERE REQUESTED TO KEEP OUR SPD UP TO THE ARPT.
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.