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|Local Time Of Day||0601 To 1200|
|Locale Reference||airport : o62.airport|
|Altitude||agl single value : 0|
|Operator||general aviation : personal|
|Make Model Name||Skyhawk 172/Cutlass 172|
|Operating Under FAR Part||Part 91|
|Navigation In Use||other|
|Flight Phase||climbout : takeoff|
landing : roll
|Route In Use||arrival : vfr|
|Function||flight crew : single pilot|
|Qualification||pilot : cfi|
|Experience||flight time last 90 days : 80|
flight time total : 950
flight time type : 500
|Affiliation||government : faa|
|Function||controller : approach|
|Anomaly||non adherence : far|
non adherence : published procedure
other anomaly other
|Independent Detector||other flight crewa|
|Resolutory Action||none taken : detected after the fact|
|Problem Areas||Flight Crew Human Performance|
|Primary Problem||Flight Crew Human Performance|
|Air Traffic Incident||Pilot Deviation|
Landed at carmel valley airport. Did not know it was a closed airport. Airport identifer is 062. X's were quite worn and hard to notice, until flare. ATC was aware of my intentions. Landing and takeoff were uneventful. Property owner should repaint 'X's' to make them more noticeable. Sectional chart should say 'closed.' after incident, I did notice that it was a closed airport in airport facility directory.
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: A C172 PLT LANDED AT A CLOSED ARPT, 062, CA.
Narrative: LANDED AT CARMEL VALLEY ARPT. DID NOT KNOW IT WAS A CLOSED ARPT. ARPT IDENTIFER IS 062. X'S WERE QUITE WORN AND HARD TO NOTICE, UNTIL FLARE. ATC WAS AWARE OF MY INTENTIONS. LNDG AND TKOF WERE UNEVENTFUL. PROPERTY OWNER SHOULD REPAINT 'X'S' TO MAKE THEM MORE NOTICEABLE. SECTIONAL CHART SHOULD SAY 'CLOSED.' AFTER INCIDENT, I DID NOTICE THAT IT WAS A CLOSED ARPT IN ARPT FACILITY DIRECTORY.
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.