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|Local Time Of Day||1801 To 2400|
|Locale Reference||airport : lit.airport|
|Altitude||agl single value : 0|
|Controlling Facilities||tower : lit.tower|
|Operator||general aviation : personal|
|Make Model Name||Skyhawk 172/Cutlass 172|
|Operating Under FAR Part||Part 91|
|Navigation In Use||other|
|Flight Phase||descent : approach|
landing : roll
|Function||flight crew : single pilot|
|Qualification||pilot : private|
|Experience||flight time last 90 days : 10|
flight time total : 175
flight time type : 10
|Anomaly||airspace violation : entry|
incursion : landing without clearance
inflight encounter : weather
non adherence : far
non adherence : published procedure
|Independent Detector||other flight crewa|
|Resolutory Action||flight crew : landed as precaution|
flight crew : diverted to another airport
|Problem Areas||Flight Crew Human Performance|
|Primary Problem||Flight Crew Human Performance|
|Air Traffic Incident||Pilot Deviation|
I took off from my private airstrip and went south about 10 mi. WX got bad and I got lost and turned around. I got disoriented and tried to go to nlr but it started getting dark. I was lost and the only runway I saw was at little rock. I landed but didn't know it was little rock.
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: C172 PLT GOT LOST AFTER ENCOUNTERING RAIN AND DARKNESS. HE LANDED ON THE FIRST RWY HE SAW. IT HAPPENED TO BE LIT.
Narrative: I TOOK OFF FROM MY PVT AIRSTRIP AND WENT S ABOUT 10 MI. WX GOT BAD AND I GOT LOST AND TURNED AROUND. I GOT DISORIENTED AND TRIED TO GO TO NLR BUT IT STARTED GETTING DARK. I WAS LOST AND THE ONLY RWY I SAW WAS AT LITTLE ROCK. I LANDED BUT DIDN'T KNOW IT WAS LITTLE ROCK.
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.