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|Local Time Of Day||0601 To 1200|
|Locale Reference||airport : pia.airport|
|Altitude||agl single value : 0|
|Operator||general aviation : personal|
|Make Model Name||Cessna 210 Centurion / Turbo Centurion 210C, 210D|
|Operating Under FAR Part||Part 91|
|Flight Phase||climbout : takeoff|
ground : takeoff roll
|Function||flight crew : single pilot|
|Qualification||pilot : private|
pilot : instrument
|Experience||flight time last 90 days : 20|
flight time total : 280
flight time type : 100
|Affiliation||government : faa|
|Function||controller : local|
|Anomaly||non adherence : published procedure|
non adherence : clearance
non adherence : far
other anomaly other
|Independent Detector||other flight crewa|
|Resolutory Action||flight crew : returned to intended or assigned course|
|Problem Areas||Environmental Factor|
Flight Crew Human Performance
|Primary Problem||Flight Crew Human Performance|
|Air Traffic Incident||Pilot Deviation|
Departing pia expecting to be in IMC shortly after takeoff. Unfamiliar with airport and requested progressive taxi instructions. Directed to intersection on runway 4/22 for departure. I aligned HSI with runway 4/22 to ensure on proper runway, but failed to realize that I was disoriented and departed runway 22 instead of runway 4 as cleared by the tower. I believe what really caused the problem was my distraction of the IMC conditions being a very low-time instrument pilot and not verifying the correct heading prior to departure. Being given an intersection departure from the near middle of a long runway contributed and had I been given progressive instructions to the departure end of runway 4 this certainly would not have occurred. Although I wasn't asked if I would like the intersection departure, in retrospect I could have declined it and certainly should have verified my heading prior to the takeoff roll. No incident or accidents resulted.
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: C210 PLT MADE AN INTXN TKOF IN IMC FROM PIA IN REVERSE DIRECTION FROM THAT CLRED.
Narrative: DEPARTING PIA EXPECTING TO BE IN IMC SHORTLY AFTER TKOF. UNFAMILIAR WITH ARPT AND REQUESTED PROGRESSIVE TAXI INSTRUCTIONS. DIRECTED TO INTXN ON RWY 4/22 FOR DEP. I ALIGNED HSI WITH RWY 4/22 TO ENSURE ON PROPER RWY, BUT FAILED TO REALIZE THAT I WAS DISORIENTED AND DEPARTED RWY 22 INSTEAD OF RWY 4 AS CLRED BY THE TWR. I BELIEVE WHAT REALLY CAUSED THE PROB WAS MY DISTR OF THE IMC CONDITIONS BEING A VERY LOW-TIME INST PLT AND NOT VERIFYING THE CORRECT HEADING PRIOR TO DEP. BEING GIVEN AN INTXN DEP FROM THE NEAR MIDDLE OF A LONG RWY CONTRIBUTED AND HAD I BEEN GIVEN PROGRESSIVE INSTRUCTIONS TO THE DEP END OF RWY 4 THIS CERTAINLY WOULD NOT HAVE OCCURRED. ALTHOUGH I WASN'T ASKED IF I WOULD LIKE THE INTXN DEP, IN RETROSPECT I COULD HAVE DECLINED IT AND CERTAINLY SHOULD HAVE VERIFIED MY HEADING PRIOR TO THE TKOF ROLL. NO INCIDENT OR ACCIDENTS RESULTED.
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.