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|Local Time Of Day||0601 To 1200|
|Controlling Facilities||tower : mlb.tower|
|Operator||general aviation : instructional|
|Make Model Name||Skyhawk 172/Cutlass 172|
|Operating Under FAR Part||Part 91|
|Flight Phase||descent : approach|
landing : go around
|Route In Use||approach : visual|
|Function||instruction : instructor|
|Qualification||pilot : commercial|
pilot : instrument
pilot : cfi
pilot : multi engine
|Experience||flight time last 90 days : 30|
flight time total : 3500
flight time type : 150
|Function||instruction : trainee|
|Anomaly||conflict : ground critical|
ground encounters : vehicle
|Independent Detector||other flight crewa|
|Resolutory Action||flight crew : took precautionary avoidance action|
flight crew : executed go around
flight crew : took evasive action
|Miss Distance||vertical : 10|
Flight Crew Human Performance
On jul/wed/03, at XA30 a vehicle was parked at the intersection of the access road and the runway of the flying Y airport (MT48), located 20 mi south of lvm, while we were doing takeoff and lndgs. His location was a hazard to aviation. I was working with a student and at the point of flare after a slightly long landing attempt I took control of the airplane. Loss of directional control or an aborted landing by the low time student could have resulted in a collision with the vehicle. My aborted landing at that point ended up with flight less than 10 ft directly over the vehicle and person at the vehicle taking pictures of airport activities. Another flight path further from the vehicle was possible, I don't know if alternate flight would be safer.
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: A C172 FLT INSTRUCTOR TAKES OVER FROM STUDENT TO AVOID A VEHICLE IN CLOSE PROX TO THE RWY.
Narrative: ON JUL/WED/03, AT XA30 A VEHICLE WAS PARKED AT THE INTXN OF THE ACCESS ROAD AND THE RWY OF THE FLYING Y ARPT (MT48), LOCATED 20 MI S OF LVM, WHILE WE WERE DOING TKOF AND LNDGS. HIS LOCATION WAS A HAZARD TO AVIATION. I WAS WORKING WITH A STUDENT AND AT THE POINT OF FLARE AFTER A SLIGHTLY LONG LNDG ATTEMPT I TOOK CTL OF THE AIRPLANE. LOSS OF DIRECTIONAL CTL OR AN ABORTED LNDG BY THE LOW TIME STUDENT COULD HAVE RESULTED IN A COLLISION WITH THE VEHICLE. MY ABORTED LNDG AT THAT POINT ENDED UP WITH FLT LESS THAN 10 FT DIRECTLY OVER THE VEHICLE AND PERSON AT THE VEHICLE TAKING PICTURES OF ARPT ACTIVITIES. ANOTHER FLT PATH FURTHER FROM THE VEHICLE WAS POSSIBLE, I DON'T KNOW IF ALTERNATE FLT WOULD BE SAFER.
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.