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|Local Time Of Day||1801 To 2400|
|Locale Reference||airport : olm.airport|
|Altitude||agl single value : 0|
|Operator||general aviation : personal|
|Make Model Name||Skylane 182/RG Turbo Skylane/RG|
|Operating Under FAR Part||Part 91|
|Flight Phase||landing : roll|
|Function||flight crew : single pilot|
|Qualification||pilot : private|
|Experience||flight time last 90 days : 44|
flight time total : 327
flight time type : 205
|Function||observation : passenger|
|Anomaly||incursion : taxiway|
non adherence : published procedure
non adherence : far
non adherence : clearance
|Independent Detector||other flight crewa|
|Resolutory Action||none taken : anomaly accepted|
|Problem Areas||Flight Crew Human Performance|
|Primary Problem||Flight Crew Human Performance|
|Air Traffic Incident||Pilot Deviation|
After contacting the tower 15 miles south of olm, I was cleared for a straight in landing on runway 35. At that time, I was told to report abeam of lake scott. I reported a 3-MI final and advised I was unfamiliar with this lake, but was 3 mi out. I was told I was cleared to land on runway 35. As I continued my approach, I discovered I was not approaching runway 35, but a taxiway running parallel to the runway. This was formerly a runway, but was no longer active. Determined safest course of action was to continue the approach and land. No comment or warning was given by the tower I was approaching the wrong runway. The factors, which contributed to the problem, included: this landing was not anticipated. Pilot's 3-YR-old daughter was distressed due to her need for a bathroom as soon as possible. PIC looked for nearest available airport and descended. Since I was unfamiliar with this field, I should have confirmed with tower, I was indeed on the proper approach.
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: A C182 SINGLE PLT LANDED ON THE TXWY AT OLM.
Narrative: AFTER CONTACTING THE TWR 15 MILES S OF OLM, I WAS CLRED FOR A STRAIGHT IN LNDG ON RWY 35. AT THAT TIME, I WAS TOLD TO RPT ABEAM OF LAKE SCOTT. I RPTED A 3-MI FINAL AND ADVISED I WAS UNFAMILIAR WITH THIS LAKE, BUT WAS 3 MI OUT. I WAS TOLD I WAS CLRED TO LAND ON RWY 35. AS I CONTINUED MY APCH, I DISCOVERED I WAS NOT APCHING RWY 35, BUT A TXWY RUNNING PARALLEL TO THE RWY. THIS WAS FORMERLY A RWY, BUT WAS NO LONGER ACTIVE. DETERMINED SAFEST COURSE OF ACTION WAS TO CONTINUE THE APCH AND LAND. NO COMMENT OR WARNING WAS GIVEN BY THE TWR I WAS APCHING THE WRONG RWY. THE FACTORS, WHICH CONTRIBUTED TO THE PROB, INCLUDED: THIS LNDG WAS NOT ANTICIPATED. PLT'S 3-YR-OLD DAUGHTER WAS DISTRESSED DUE TO HER NEED FOR A BATHROOM ASAP. PIC LOOKED FOR NEAREST AVAILABLE ARPT AND DSNDED. SINCE I WAS UNFAMILIAR WITH THIS FIELD, I SHOULD HAVE CONFIRMED WITH TWR, I WAS INDEED ON THE PROPER APCH.
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.