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Aviation Safety Reporting System
|Local Time Of Day||0601 To 1200|
|Altitude||agl single value : 0|
|Operator||common carrier : air taxi|
|Make Model Name||Light Transport, High Wing, 2 Turboprop Eng|
|Operating Under FAR Part||Part 135|
|Flight Phase||landing : roll|
|Affiliation||company : air taxi|
|Function||flight crew : single pilot|
|Qualification||pilot : atp|
pilot : multi engine
|Experience||flight time last 90 days : 245|
flight time total : 5360
flight time type : 245
|Affiliation||government : faa|
|Anomaly||non adherence : published procedure|
non adherence : far
|Independent Detector||other flight crewa|
|Resolutory Action||none taken : anomaly accepted|
Flight Crew Human Performance
On a flight from norvik, ak, to ambler, ak, I landed a casa 212 on the ambler runway which had been notamed 'no aircraft over 12508 pounds' due to ruts. I received a preflight briefing (via duats) for the flight, but I apparently overlooked that NOTAM. I was aware that the runway had been adversely affected by a C130 that had made multiple lndgs on runway 18/36, so we flew over at low level to inspect visually, and all looked ok. VMC prevailed. We landed on runway 36 and although we could feel slight rutting on taxi back, the airport manager had done a great job of grading the runway. The problem was with my flight planning: duats are great but only go so far, and are only as good as the attention paid to the reading of them. I have since started phoning the kotzebue FSS for complete briefings on WX and NOTAMS before every flight. They have the most expansive, current and relevant information available, including PIREPS. This experience has taught me to always utilize this valuable resource.
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: CASA 212 PLT OVERLOOKED THE NOTAM RESTRICTING RWY 18-36 TO ACFT BELOW 12500 LBS DUE TO RUTS CAUSED BY A C130 AT PAFM.
Narrative: ON A FLT FROM NORVIK, AK, TO AMBLER, AK, I LANDED A CASA 212 ON THE AMBLER RWY WHICH HAD BEEN NOTAMED 'NO ACFT OVER 12508 LBS' DUE TO RUTS. I RECEIVED A PREFLT BRIEFING (VIA DUATS) FOR THE FLT, BUT I APPARENTLY OVERLOOKED THAT NOTAM. I WAS AWARE THAT THE RWY HAD BEEN ADVERSELY AFFECTED BY A C130 THAT HAD MADE MULTIPLE LNDGS ON RWY 18/36, SO WE FLEW OVER AT LOW LEVEL TO INSPECT VISUALLY, AND ALL LOOKED OK. VMC PREVAILED. WE LANDED ON RWY 36 AND ALTHOUGH WE COULD FEEL SLIGHT RUTTING ON TAXI BACK, THE ARPT MGR HAD DONE A GREAT JOB OF GRADING THE RWY. THE PROB WAS WITH MY FLT PLANNING: DUATS ARE GREAT BUT ONLY GO SO FAR, AND ARE ONLY AS GOOD AS THE ATTN PAID TO THE READING OF THEM. I HAVE SINCE STARTED PHONING THE KOTZEBUE FSS FOR COMPLETE BRIEFINGS ON WX AND NOTAMS BEFORE EVERY FLT. THEY HAVE THE MOST EXPANSIVE, CURRENT AND RELEVANT INFO AVAILABLE, INCLUDING PIREPS. THIS EXPERIENCE HAS TAUGHT ME TO ALWAYS UTILIZE THIS VALUABLE RESOURCE.
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.