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|Local Time Of Day||0601 To 1200|
|Altitude||agl single value : 0|
|Operator||general aviation : personal|
|Make Model Name||Cessna 180 Skywagon|
|Operating Under FAR Part||Part 91|
|Flight Phase||landing : roll|
|Function||flight crew : single pilot|
|Qualification||pilot : cfi|
pilot : atp
|Experience||flight time last 90 days : 75|
flight time total : 6400
flight time type : 2100
|Anomaly||incursion : runway|
non adherence : far
other anomaly other
other spatial deviation
|Independent Detector||other other : obs 3|
|Resolutory Action||none taken : detected after the fact|
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Landed at airport, was rudely informed on ground that airport was closed via NOTAM. I took off to avoid further conflict. The only indication of abnormal activity at airport was 1 piece of equipment working in area prior to displaced threshold. I approached to north (right) side of runway to not fly directly over equipment. 1) I called for preflight briefing, boise FSS, in the morning for flight from myl to eul (caldwell, identification) and specifically asked for NOTAMS. Only NOTAMS read by briefer were: a) an inoperative NDB, and B) hot air balloons north of boise. Never was informed of emmett airport being closed. 2) runway was not marked with an 'X' or in any other way to indicate closure, 3) I called 3 times on 122.9 announcing my intentions: 'overhead,' 'left downwind,' and 'base to final.' no one said anything on the radio. This was supposed to be a nice lunch stop on a nice day, but quickly achieved nightmare status: 1) NOTAM/briefing system seems deficient (duats later had the NOTAM). 2) runway should have been marked.
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: A C180 ATP-CFI PLT OUT FOR A NICE LUNCH BREAK LANDS ON A CLOSED RWY AT A CLOSED ARPT, ENCOUNTERS AN ANGRY OBSERVER WHO CITES A NON EXISTENT NOTAM AT S78, ID.
Narrative: LANDED AT ARPT, WAS RUDELY INFORMED ON GND THAT ARPT WAS CLOSED VIA NOTAM. I TOOK OFF TO AVOID FURTHER CONFLICT. THE ONLY INDICATION OF ABNORMAL ACTIVITY AT ARPT WAS 1 PIECE OF EQUIP WORKING IN AREA PRIOR TO DISPLACED THRESHOLD. I APCHED TO N (R) SIDE OF RWY TO NOT FLY DIRECTLY OVER EQUIP. 1) I CALLED FOR PREFLT BRIEFING, BOISE FSS, IN THE MORNING FOR FLT FROM MYL TO EUL (CALDWELL, ID) AND SPECIFICALLY ASKED FOR NOTAMS. ONLY NOTAMS READ BY BRIEFER WERE: A) AN INOP NDB, AND B) HOT AIR BALLOONS N OF BOISE. NEVER WAS INFORMED OF EMMETT ARPT BEING CLOSED. 2) RWY WAS NOT MARKED WITH AN 'X' OR IN ANY OTHER WAY TO INDICATE CLOSURE, 3) I CALLED 3 TIMES ON 122.9 ANNOUNCING MY INTENTIONS: 'OVERHEAD,' 'L DOWNWIND,' AND 'BASE TO FINAL.' NO ONE SAID ANYTHING ON THE RADIO. THIS WAS SUPPOSED TO BE A NICE LUNCH STOP ON A NICE DAY, BUT QUICKLY ACHIEVED NIGHTMARE STATUS: 1) NOTAM/BRIEFING SYS SEEMS DEFICIENT (DUATS LATER HAD THE NOTAM). 2) RWY SHOULD HAVE BEEN MARKED.
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.